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Month 5, Day 140

Daily Priority #1 - Physical Health

Exercise: I continued with my fitness epic after a night's sleep that I stayed up late working on a new Intentionality Ink post.  When I woke up, my body was a slight bit sore from all the exercise yesterday, especially the outsides of my gluteus maximus.  I benefited from being a morning person by being able to finish out my work on the I.I. blog post and then transition to a morning meditation and then putting on my running shoes (my stimulus), running shorts, arm warmers, and thin knit gloves.  I did a warm up routine of 35 jumping jacks and some stretching inside before I took off running along the Spokane River on the Centennial Trail near Liberty Lake, WA.  I ran a loop in the sunny and clear day, but I could see my breath and the sun had not yet melted the frost off the grass and bushes for the day.  At the end of the route, I was able to again pass the one mile challenge (1.4 miles, Odometer = 257.8 miles). It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, physically.

Fitness: Back at the apartment that I have been working at, 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 15 squats (45 total), then stretch. 3 sets of 20 lunges (10 each leg, 60 total), then stretch.  3 sets of 25 “breaths” of planking, stretch.  I can do all of this without needing a gym.

Daily Priority #2 - Spiritual Health

Spiritual Reading: Faith ND

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) the sensor tracked poorly, my blance was poor but quickly improved and I scored 7 points.  During the 4 minutes of sitting meditation, I reset the stress eraser and then closed my eyes and deepened my breathing, not waiting to see if it would calibrate.  I reflected on the phrase "about the third hour" and at the end of the 4 minutes, the sensor had never calibrated.  I finished with a point count of 7, 0 more for sitting (Point Count = 2,283).  It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, spiritually although I do note the paradox of public spirituality.

Daily Priority #3 - Intellectual Health

Writing: I continued writing about the "Trans-Siberian Railroad" (words written 569, Word Count = 27,246).  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 = 69). 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 69 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 onto my side gig writing about Steve (words written ---, Word Count = 10,774).  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 finished reading through Mr Money Mustache's posts in April 2012 (Reading Days = 13).  It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, as a reader.

Reward

Reward time = breakfast of eggs and a day of working on my laptop using my fitdesk (13.5 miles, Odometer = 952).  It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, as a rider.

Journey far,

― Joe

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