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Month 6, Day 166

Daily Priority #1 - Physical Health

Exercise: I continued with my fitness epic waking up after an ok night's sleep.  I woke up sore especially in my calves from my workout yesterday.  I like being a morning person because I quickly got to work putting on my running shoes (my stimulus), arm warmers, running shorts, and thin knit gloves.  I did a warm up routine of 35 jumping jacks and some stretching inside.  Then, I stepped outside into into a morning that was filled with the feeling of spring in Spokane, WA.  I immediately knew that it was going to be too warm for the gloves and probably the arm warmers, but I began to run anyways.  The run was along a busy street at times, and as I ran, I forgot whether yesterday had been a upper body or lower body workout.  I actually had to stop running for a moment to think back and remember doing lunges in my friend's apartment on Sunday.  I was able to escape the busy street to a side street where I found a tree branch and was able to do 7 pull ups, and 5 & 1/2 chin ups before running back to my starting point.  At the end of the route, I was able to again pass the one mile challenge (1.5 miles, Odometer = --.- miles). It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, physically.

Fitness: Back at the apartment I was staying at, I stretched for a few minutes while I cooled down before I continued my routine.  I did 3 sets of 30 dumbbell rows (15 each arm, 90 total) using a full backpack as weight, stretch.  I also did 3 sets of 15 push-ups (45 total).  I continue to enjoy my commitment to not using gym machines because I don't need a gym.

Daily Priority #2 - Spiritual Health

Spiritual Reading: Faith ND

Meditation: I was unable to set my alarm for walking mediation  or sitting meditation as I continued my meditation practice using my stress eraser because my phone was in another room with my sleeping friend.  During the walking meditation (one, 6 foot section) the sensor tracked well and I scored 15 points which concentrating on the feel of the carpet under my feet.  During the sitting meditation, I focused on breathing and when I opened my eyes noted the high point count and consistent quality breathing tracked by the stress eraser.  I finished  with a point count of 47, 32 more for sitting (Point Count = -,---).  It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, spiritually although I do note the paradox of public spirituality.


Reward time = breakfast of cereal with oats and a banana.

Journey far,

― Joe

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I have been fortunate enough to pay off all my debt, travel to all 7 continents, and complete a Bachelors of Psychology & MBA in Finance. I am eternally grateful to the brilliant and self-less people who have gone before me to pave the road.