Daily Priority #1 - Physical Health
Exercise: I continued with my fitness epic waking up after a quality sleep. I woke up a little sore especially in my shoulder blades from my workout two days ago and yesterday. I like being a morning person because I did some reading before finally getting around to a meditation and run. Admittedly it was not until later in the day when I finally got around to putting on my running shoes (my stimulus) and running shorts. I did a warm up routine of 35 jumping jacks and some stretching inside. When I stepped outside into the gorgeous spring day filled with sunshine in Spokane, Washington, it was great. I began to run through the neighborhood on the south hill where I had been working. At the park that I have been using often for pull ups on the monkey bars of the play structure, there were too many kids present to make it work. I stretched briefly trying to figure out what to do. Then I decided I would run back and keep a look out for a tree that would work. A couple block later there was a tree branch on a large tree on the corner that looked useful. The branch was a little think but I made it work doing 6 & 1/2 pull ups, and 6 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 (1.7 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 vacuum 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 set my alarm for 4 minutes walking meditation and 4 minutes sitting meditation as I continued my meditation practice using my stress eraser. During the 4 minutes walking meditation (two, 6 foot sections) the sensor tracked ok and I scored 14 points. During the sitting meditation, I was not really focused and even opened my eyes once to notice the sensor was tracking erratically and poorly. I finished with a point count of 20, 6 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 a cereal with oatmeal and a banana and a day of working on my laptop using my fitdesk (7 miles, Odometer = 1025). It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, as a rider.