- Days since my release from 26 years in prison: 114
- Miles run today: 0
- Miles run this week: 0
- Miles run during the calendar month: 0
- Marathon distances completed: 12
- Weight: 168
Journal of activities:
I accepted an invitation to speak at The 2014 State of the Valley Conference on February 7. The event takes place at the Santa Clara Convention Center and organizers expect more than 1,000 people to attend. I’m looking forward to expressing reasons why we as a society should do our part to end the injustices of mass incarceration. Our nation’s deplorable policies that warehouse more than 2.3 million people lead to perpetuating cycles of failure. We need a fundamental change to the system, one that leads more people to work toward earning freedom. I spent several hours today working to develop that program, and I spent several more hours working to prepare for facilitator training that I will lead next Wednesday at the Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall. I will train a team of facilitators to begin teaching our Straight-A Guide life skills program. Exciting times ahead. The busy schedule necessitated that I forego my run again.