Journal of today’s activities:
Serving 26 years in prison influenced me. In previous posts I wrote about how difficult I found driving after I returned to society. I received my driver’s license within one month of my release, but my wife tells me that I still need to improve. I drive too slowly and I have trouble moderating my speed. She’s right. Despite my driving several thousand miles since my release, I still lack the level of confidence that I had in my early 20s.
This evening I learned that besides forgetting how to drive, I’ve forgotten how to dance. Prior to my imprisonment I used to love dancing. I looked forward to going to nightclubs every weekend. Carole and I have been too busy building our lives to go dancing since my release. We had one opportunity when my friend Justin got married, but I had a sprained ankle that evening. When I couldn’t dance, I attributed it to the ankle.
Our friend Jessica celebrated her birthday last night. She hosted a spectacular “theme” party at the Sheraton. She decorated the room with movie posters from the eighties and everyone came in 80’s attire. A talented band blasted out hits from the last decade I was in society. People were dressed as rock stars, movie stars, and television stars from that era.
In any event, when the dancing began, I learned that I no longer had the moves or the confidence of a dancer. Once Carole and I catch up with life, I’d like to learn how to dance again.
- Days since my release from 26 years in federal prison: 144
- Miles run today: 16
- Miles run this week: 62.1
- Miles run this month: 30.1
- Miles run in 2014: 32.3
- 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: 6.02
- Today’s Weight: 164