Journal of today’s activities:
I woke early this morning in a suburb of San Jose. I drove down last night because I wanted to be close to the venue where I was scheduled to speak this morning. The hotel fitness center opened at 5:00, so I could only run about four miles before I needed to return to my room and begin preparations. After showering, I packed, then I drove to the conference center for the seminar. I arrived at 7:00, an hour early. I wheeled a large black suitcase that carried the 48 binders I prepared, the nametags, my computer, and some other props that would guide my presentation. The room began to fill and I felt a charge of excitement run through me. I looked forward to beginning what I knew would be a long day. I’d never led an eight-hour seminar before, but I invested more than 100 hundreds preparing.
Those who’d like to review the agenda may check out the blog I wrote yesterday, as I posted the agenda and the slide show images. The crowd of 48 city and county employees gave me a warm welcome, encouraging me by engaging throughout my first day, which exposed them to my background and introduction to the Straight-A Guide. I will lead three more eight-hour seminars to the same group in order to complete this responsibility.
At 5:00 pm, I walked to the car and began my drive to the San Jose Airport. At 8:30 I boarded a flight. My friend and partner Justin Paperny picked me up at the Los Angeles Airport. We spent several hours going over our business strategy going forward. I’m looking forward to a few meetings in Los Angeles, especially one that I’ll have with Caryn Quincey. Caryn recently joined our organization and she brings a phenomenal energy to the vision statement that is guiding us.
- Days since my release from 26 years in federal prison: 226
- Miles run today: 3.4
- Miles run this week: 36.45
- Miles run this month: 230.35
- Miles run in 2014: 703.68
- 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: 145.23
- Today’s Weight: 163