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Month 7, Day 186

Daily Priority #1 - Physical Health

Exercise: I continued with my fitness epic waking up slightly later than I wanted but still in time for breakfast after sleep where I stayed up late reading.  I woke up reasonably sore especially in my right calve from my workout yesterday combined with a day of driving.  I like being a morning person because after church, I did a warm up routine of 35 jumping jacks and some stretching inside.  I stepped outside on a sunny and bright spring morning in Great Falls, MT.  I ran through the neighborhood near the house I was staying  to a local elementary school where I knew there would be some sort of bar that I could use for pull ups.  At the school, all the play equipment was too short making even the monkey bars near useless for pull ups.  Eventually I spotted a soccer goal and I used it to do 7 & 1/2 pull ups, and 5 & 1/2 chin ups before running back to my starting point.  On my way back, I reveled in the calm of the morning air and noted that on my entire run, I had only had one car drive by me and it had done so slowly.  It is good to be back in a small city.  At the end of the route, I was able to again pass the one mile challenge (1.5 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 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 as dumbbell 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: No Faith ND today, it is Sunday.  At church I used my homemade journal to ask God how I could become the best version of myself.  I wrote the words "Lord, you know everything" inspired by John 21: 1-19

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 well and I scored 16 points.  During the 4 minutes of sitting meditation, I breathed deeply, the sensor tracked well, and I finished with a point count of 33, 17 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 eggs, toast, and strawberries.

― Joe

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