Today, I had a great day. It started at 5:30 AM.
The first thing I saw on my phone was a text from the friend I saw on Sunday, who said that they wake up early too. They knew I hadn’t woken up early for the past two weeks, and that I wanted to again, so today at 4:44 AM they texted me “good luck with your morning routine.” As I went to my phone at 5:25 AM when the alarm went off, this was the first thing I saw.
I feel that without this text I would have snoozed 10 times and then woken up at 11 AM. Not today.
I got up at 5:30 AM, showered, ate, and then worked until 7:45 PM or so until my Wi-Fi went out. Then I went for a run. I ran a mile in 6 minutes 17 seconds, and then I ran another mile in 6 minutes and 48 seconds.
I moved a few weeks ago, so I don’t have place-markers remembered of where each fourth of a mile is, so I used my phone and an app called MapMyRun.
Afterwards I showered and took a 3 hour nap. When I woke up I wanted to feel bad for sleeping from 9 AM to 12 PM, but I told myself not to be so hard on myself. If I slept at that time it’s because I needed the rest, I’m still a bit sick, and waking up this early again is new to my body, as is running so early.
Recently I’ve been having a lot of back discomfort and I think it’s because I’ve been driving back and forth to the old area I still lived in, where friends and yoga are located at. That will end soon because I will be moving out of the state, on to a new journey, so on one hand I won’t know more than two people in the new place I move to, but at the same time my back will be saved the massive drives.
After waking up I went to a cafe and did some work. Then I met with Leah, of LeahHoniball.com, who I am building a new site for and who I originally built a site for years ago. It’s funny because just the other day in one of my writing pieces I asked myself, without writing it down, when am I going to meet someone like me that’s into writing online and such? Then I realized I’ve already known that person, and it’s Leah. It’s nice working with her because she’s one of the reasons this 365 transformation came about. I built her first site when I was around 16 to 17, and she was a year or two younger. Fast forward 5 years and she’s got content for her blog every other month of all these years, and I have nothing.
Here I am, the guy who can compose at sometimes 70 words a minute and builds websites, with nothing to show for it in terms of a personal site. So Leah really inspired me to write more and also she was a big reason I was inspired to get into fitness. I think around the time we were discussing her site I followed her on Instagram and it’s full of all of these workouts, just like one of my other friend’s Instagram is, and it’s hard to scroll past them without being inspired to work-out as well.
After meeting with her I went to my meditation group where they were placing brown bags in front of homes’ doors, which will be filled with food and other things as people want to donate. Then we’re picking up the bags on Sunday and sending them to Puerto Rico.
Afterwards I had dinner with the group and an interesting discussion. My laptop is on 4% though, it is 12:04 AM, and my back hurts, not to mention that I’m waking up at 5:30 AM tomorrow and I wanted to start limiting my writings to 10 minutes sessions, which I think so far this one has been 10-15 minutes, so now’s a good time for a break.
In fact, these daily writings may go out the door very soon and instead I will only do private journaling in which I don’t have to give nearly as much context for my thoughts, since I have my memories and ideas to refer to in my mind. However, I will be gearing up to write more valuable pieces like I did in the past, which I remembered only because I was thinking back to my older writings while talking to Leah.
Anyways, stay tuned!
To be continued…
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