Journal of today’s activities:
This morning I left my house quite early to drive to an event in Stockton. A community based organization known as Fathers and Families of San Joaquin County hosted a workshop known at The Boys and Men of Color. A few weeks ago they invited me to make a presentation and I agreed. I’m glad that I did.
The leaders who contribute to Fathers and Families are an impressive group. I met Sammy Nunez through my partner, Justin Paperny. We’ve been working together for the past year. Sammy is a formerly incarcerated individual who has made a 100 percent commitment to improving the lives of people who face challenges. Over the past decade, he has built an organization that serves hundreds of people each day. I know that his group provides contract services to law enforcement and other social service agencies, always with an interest of improving the community and opening new opportunities for the people who live with challenges.
I shared my story and described out Straight-A Guide program to an audience of several hundred people. We met in a conference room at The University of the Pacific. I hope the audience received the message well.
Following my presentation I went for a run near the university. Then I went to a restaurant with free wifi so that I could complete some work. At 5:00 pm I went to meet with the leader of another community based organization in Stockton. She had representatives from two other groups, so I told them all about the origins of the Michael G. Santos Foundation and our Straight-A Guide program. She indicated that she would be interested in purchasing a one-year licensing agreement as a pilot program, to test the Straight-A Guide as a tool for the people she serves. Following the meeting, I made the long drive back home.
- Days since my release from 26 years in federal prison: 242
- Miles run today: 11.36
- Miles run this week: 44.16
- Miles run this month: 73.79
- Miles run in 2014: 809.8
- Miles I need to run to reach my 2,400-mile running goal for 2014:
- Number of miles I’m ahead of schedule or behind schedule: 146.23
- Today’s Weight: 166