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Month 7, Day 188

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 organizing and sorting my possessions.  I woke up sore in an odd way from my workout yesterday.  My left calf threatened to cramp as I lay in bed, that was a fist.  I like being a morning person because I did a warm up routine of 35 jumping jacks and some stretching inside, then 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 to the post office where I mailed my taxes and then to a nearby park.  At the park, the play equipment on the south side was too short and I worried that the monkey bars would be useless for pull ups.   However on the north side of the park, the brand new play structure was even more useless as it was two levels tall but had zero bars useful for pull ups.  I ran back to the south side where I did 7 pull ups, and 6 & 2/3 chin ups before running back to my starting point.  On my way back, I reveled in the calm of the morning air and appreciated the beautiful spring morning.  At the end of the route, I was able to again pass the one mile challenge (2.3 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: 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 amazingly well and I scored 21 points.  During the 4 minutes of sitting meditation, I breathed deeply, but I was unable to focus deeply and I opened my eyes often, which almost never happens.  I kept checking the sensor as it tracked poorly at the start and extremely well in the last minute.  I finished with a point count of 36, 15 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 cereal.

― Joe

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