Journal of today’s activities:
Today I drove south two hours to meet with Jeremy Nichols, an administrator who presides over a small school in the city of San Martin. I met Jeremy longer than two years ago. I was confined inside the Federal Prison Camp in Atwater, California at the time and he presided over a school in Modesto. Jeremy brought a group of students who attended an alternative school to listen to presentations that several prisoners and I made about consequences that followed bad decisions. Jeremy agreed to introduce me to his team at the Odyssey School in San Martin so that I could discuss the benefits of our Straight-A Guide Cognitive Skills Development Program. I am hopeful that we’ll be able to work together. He and his team will review our materials and we’ll schedule a follow up meeting in April.
Besides meeting with Jeremy, I took time to meet with Dr. Angela Haick, principal of the Osborne School at the Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall. Angela purchased a renewable licensing agreement to use our program and we’ve been working together for three months. Her team has been implementing the program, using it has a resource to teach the students strategies of preparing for overcoming struggle and preparing for success.
Following a dinner meeting with Angela, I checked into an Embassy Suites Hotel near the San Francisco Airport. Had I driven home, I would’ve had to fight traffic out of San Francisco, which meant I wouldn’t have gotten home until 8:00 pm. Further, I would’ve had to leave my house at 4:00 am in order to catch a flight for Aspen that I was scheduled to take in the morning. Sleeping at the hotel near the airport meant that I could complete some work during the evening, then wake early to exercise in the hotel gym.
- Days since my release from 26 years in federal prison: 203
- Miles run today: 7
- Miles run this week: 19
- Miles run this month: 32.3
- Miles run in 2014: 505.63
- 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: 98.29
- Today’s Weight: 165