Days since my release from 26 years in prison: 7
Time I woke: 3:50 am
Journal of activities:
This morning I went outside for my early morning run. I feel so free when I’m running and I really enjoy watching as the darkness gives way to sunshine. Today we had splendid sunshine by the time I finished my run. I returned home to shower, then I began a long drive to the famous Buck’s cafe in Woodside. Buck’s is a famous restaurant because many venture capitalists and entrepreneurs meet there to do deals. I saw several profiles of Buck’s on the CNBC program, which I used to watch from prison. I went to Buck’s for a meeting with the owners of Zaccor Companies. They are prominent contractors who lead the Bay area market in demolition work. I was grateful to have guidance from Kristen and Scot today. I wanted more information about steps I could take to help people who’ve been released from prison find sustainable employment. They gave me some great advice that I intend to pursue after I return from Los Angeles. I’ll be leaving tomorrow night for a series of sales meetings. But I’ve got a very busy week when I return.
- Time: 5:00 am until 7:30 am
- Lenght of time: 2.5 hours
- Miles run today: 13.5
- Weather: Today the weather in Petaluma was warm and sunny. I ran at the Shollenberger park.
- Consecutive days: 8
- Cumulative miles since day off: 101
- Pushups today: 0
- Cumulative pushups for month: 0
- Annual marathon tally: 6
I’m grateful to God for helping my adjustment in society. When I read of the challenges that other people face as they return to society, I feel compelled to work harder so that I can spread this message of self reliance. I’m convinced that anyone can overcome, but it takes vision, discipline, and commitment. I’m grateful for the blessings I received through my journey.
Kristen Zaccor, Scot Zaccor, Andrew Landini, Brooks Knudson
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