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
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
Reward time = breakfast of cereal and a banana.