Journal of today’s activities:
Judge Laurel Beeler, from the Northern District of California, spoke as a guest lecturer in my class at SFSU this evening. I was incredibly honored the moment she walked into our full classroom. I met Judge Beeler about a year ago, while I was still living as a federal prisoner. We met in her chambers. A former public defender invited me to the meeting; my probation officer was present as well. I enjoyed a candid discussion with Judge Beeler about the criminal justice system and I invited her then to visit my class as a guest lecturer. She graciously accepted.
I’ve exchanged a correspondence with Judge Beeler over the past year and I’ve been encouraged by her expressions of support. During class, she spoke about her amazing career and the influences that have guided her perspectives. Prior to her judicial appointment Judge Beeler served 15 years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney. Statements she made about the evolution of our criminal justice system suggested that we may see continuing advancements with judicial alternatives to incarceration. I appreciated her insight and I will continue working to prove worthy of her support.
- Days since my release from 26 years in federal prison: 269
- Miles run today: 4.39
- Miles run this week: 4.39
- Miles run this month: 20.85
- Miles run in 2014: 988.09
- 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: 140.56
- Today’s Weight: 169