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Month 7, Day 184

Daily Priority #1 - Physical Health

Exercise: I continued with my fitness epic waking up early after a short night's sleep.  I woke up not noticeably sore from my workout yesterday.  I like being a morning person because I got straight to a warm up routine of 35 jumping jacks and some stretching inside.  I stepped outside on a sunny and bright spring morning in Spokane, Washington.  I ran 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 was no body present and I did 7 & 1/4 pull ups, and 6 & 1/8 chin ups before running back to my starting point.  On my way back, I reveled in the calm of the morning air that I had been missing so much while running in the afternoon.  I also noticed the lack of cars on the road which was a huge improvement.  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 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 set my alarm for 4 minutes walking meditation and 4 minutes sitting meditation as I continued my meditation practice using my stress eraser.  I did 4 minutes walking meditation (two, 6 foot sections) where the sensor tracked ok and I scored 11 points.  I was not overly focused, but did breath deeply on autopilot.  During the 4 minutes of sitting meditation, the sensor tracked ok and I finished with a point count of 25, 14 more for sitting (Point Count = -,---).  I wondered whether my lack of mental focus was contributing to my lower point counts, maybe it had nothing to do with the batteries...  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 cereal with oats and a banana.

― Joe

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