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Month 7, Day 181

Daily Priority #1 - Physical Health

Exercise: I continued with my fitness epic after a long night's sleep where I probably slept in too long.  I was sore from yesterday's workout but not overly so.  Being a morning person I spent some time reading and meditating before putting on my running shoes (my stimulus), running shorts, and arm warmers.  I did a warm up routine of 35 jumping jacks and some stretching inside before I stepped outside into the beautiful, sunny Spokane afternoon.  I took off running through a suburban neighborhood on the south hill of Spokane, WA.  On the run I noticed two things.  First, the sunshine again caused me to be too warm for arm warmers so I took them off halfway out.  Second, the run went fast, like really fast.  At the end of the route, I was able to again pass the one mile challenge (2.1 miles, Odometer = ---.- 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 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 16 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) I scored 15 points.  During the 4 minutes of sitting meditation, I was a bit mentally distracted by reading that I wanted to do and I finished with a point count of 27, 12 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 eggs and toast.

Journey far,

― Joe

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