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.