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Month 5, Day 131

Daily Priority #1 - Physical Health

Exercise: I continued with my fitness epic after a much needed sleep where I slept later than I had hoped but still early enough to work on my mourning routine.  I was a bit sore from my workout yesterday.  Because I am a morning person, I set to work 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 as well as dumbbell rows and push ups.  Then with 3 other people, I ran through the rainy and perfect temperature morning in Vancouver, WA.  The four of us ran and chatted, but a slight bit of unease in my left knee and right achilles from lots of working out recently made me feel that 4.4 miles would be long enough of a run while the other three continued on, looking to double the mileage that I was comfortable calling good enough for today.  I ran up a huge hill back to the house I was staying at and at the end of my route, I was able to again pass the one mile challenge (4.4 miles, Odometer = 236.9 miles). It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, physically.

Fitness: Back at the house I was staying at, I stretched for a few minutes while I cooled down before I continued my routine.  I did 6 & 1/5 pull ups, and 5 & 1/6 chin ups, stretch.  I did 3 sets of 28 dumbbell rows (14 each arm, 84 total) using a full backpack as weight, stretch.  I also did 3 sets of 14 push-ups (42 total).  I continue to enjoy my commitment to not using gym machines because I don't need a gym.  The interesting note was that my pull ups were again done at the end , thus my arms were more tired, decreasing the number I was able to do, but perhaps providing a better workout.

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 "In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote..." inspired by Acts 1: 1 -11

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 very well and I scored 17 points 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.  During the 4 minutes of sitting meditation, I noticed that when I transition to sitting, I had to coax the sensor to recalibrate by exaggerating the long exhales.  Next I switched my attention to reflecting on the phrase "Magi travel together" although I was mentally distracted briefly at one point, I still finished  with a point count of 36, 19 more for sitting (Point Count = 2,134) but it was clear that the sensor had stopped working.  It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, spiritually although I can't help but notice the irony of public spirituality.

Daily Priority #3 - Intellectual Health

Writing: I began writing a new chapter today, "Trans-Siberian Railroad" (words written 207 Word Count =  24,800), nonetheless, 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 = 60). 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 60 BC. It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, in my reflections.

Daily Priority #5 - Professional Health

Side Gig: I was not able to continue adding to this today (words written 324, Word Count = 9,419), nonetheless, 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 February 2012 (Reading Days = 10.6).  It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, as a reader.


Reward time = breakfast of cereal and a banana.

Journey far,

― Joe

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