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.