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Month 6, Day 176

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.

― Joe

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