Days since my release from 26 years in prison: 102
Time I woke: 4:30 am
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When I went to sleep last night I felt happy because I knew that I would have a five-day stretch before Carole would have to return to work. I am grateful for every minute that we get to spend together. It wasn’t long ago when we had to wait for long stretches of time, usually between five and six days between visiting days, which were the only days we could spend together. I’m still amazed that I have this blessing of living with the woman I love. I went for an early morning run but I had to return after 12 miles because we had an interview scheduled with Karina Ioffee, a freelance journalist. She interviewed me last week at SFSU and she also spoke with some of my students. Today Karina wanted to meet me at my home so she could speak with Carole. After the interview I met with my friend Lee and we drove over to the new headquarters of Mentor Me, a nonprofit in Petaluma that matches mentors with young people who appreciate the guidance. Lee is a sponsor of the organization and he wanted to introduce me to Deb Dalton, the executive director. I spoke with Deb about the relationship our organization has built with The California Wellness Foundation. Deb may be able to find additional sponsorship from the same philanthropy.
- Time: 6:15
- Lenght of time: 2.2 hours
- Miles run today: 12
- Weather: Sunny day in Petaluma, cool evening.
- Consecutive days: 2
- Cumulative miles since day off: 25
- Pushups today: 0
- Cumulative pushups for month: 0
- Annual marathon tally: 9
Every day in liberty brings new blessings. Today I begin five days together with Carole, as she isn’t scheduled to work again until Tuesday.
This morning I met with Karina Ioffee, a freelance journalist who is preparing a report about my journey through prison and return to society with Carole. In the afternoon I met with my friend Lee Nobmann and Debbie Dalton, executive director of Mentor Me in Petaluma.
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