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Month 5, Day 124

Daily Priority #1 - Physical Health

Exercise: I continued with my fitness epic after a full night's sleep.  My lower body, especially my hamstrings, were a bit more tight than anywhere on my upper body from all the exercise yesterday which I noted as a good sign.  I like being a morning person because I was able to get up and do a meditation before putting on my running shoes (my stimulus), arm warmers, and running shorts.  I did a warm up routine of 35 jumping jacks and some stretching inside.  Then, as if my morning routine has a momentum of its own, I was outside enjoying the sunrise over Mount Rainier to the east of west Seattle.  It was one of the most brilliant I have seen.  I ran to the track.  As I ran my hands were cold but I noticed something more important.  My breathing was deep and hard and I was hit with the thought.  This whole exercise thing- it has not gotten easier, but I have gotten better.  My breathing is still labored and my muscles still burn, but now I go faster and longer.  I went around the track twice, my body on autopilot.  When I was done at the track, I exited and ran up the slight hill to connect back to the street, when, like clockwork my hands were rosy warm from the blood pumping through them.  Also, I was sweating.  At the end of my route, I was able to again pass the one mile challenge (1.6 miles, Odometer = 222.1 miles). It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, physically. 

Fitness: Back at the apartment I am staying in, I stretched for 2 minutes before continuing my routine.  Yesterday was an upper body day so today was a lower body day.  I did 3 “sets” of each movement.  3 sets of 14 squats (42 total), then stretch. 3 sets of 18 lunges (9 each leg, 54 total), then stretch.  3 sets of 24 “breaths” of planking, stretch.  I can do all of this without needing a gym.

Daily Priority #2 - Spiritual Health

Spiritual Reading: No Faith ND daily passage today, it is Sunday.  At church I used my homemade journal to ask God how I could become the best version of myself.  I wrote the words "may the meditations of my heart be acceptable" inspired by Psalms 19: 14

Meditation: I set my alarm for 4 minutes of walking mediation and 4 minutes of sitting meditation as I continued my meditation practice using my stress eraser.  During the 4 minutes of walking meditation (two, 6 foot sections) I the sensor tracked well as I focused on each motion: heal-up, lift-ing, move-ing, lower-ing, touch-ing, press-ing, where the "ing" is the end of the motion.  This mental challenge brought focus and I scored 16 points.  During the 4 minutes of sitting meditation, the stress eraser continued to track well while I focused on mental touching points although I was distracted half way through for a brief time and I had to refocus. I finished with a point count of 37, 21 more for sitting (Point Count = 1973).  It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, spiritually.

Daily Priority #3 - Intellectual Health

Writing: I continued writing about "beat down by the winds of change" (words written 381, Word Count = 23,073).  It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, as a writer because there is always time to write.

Daily Priority #4 - Emotional Health

Inspiration: The Simple Dollar shares 10 Pieces Of Inspiration (Inspiration Shared = 53). It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, inspirationally.

Contemplation: I reflected on past Reminiscinable Shared Experiences (RSEs) when I wrote 53 BC. It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, in my reflections.

Daily Priority #5 - Professional Health

Side Gig: I continued adding onto my side gig writing about Kate (words written 352, Word Count = 8,352).  It amazes me how far I have come from where I started on my project because never too late to start a business.

Daily Priority #6 - Financial Health

Money Management: I continued reading through Mr Money Mustache's posts in October 2011 (Reading Days = 7).  It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, as a reader.


Reward time = breakfast of yogurt and granola and a day of working on my laptop using my fitdesk (14.5 miles, Odometer = 784.5).  It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, as a rider.

Journey far,

― Joe

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