Days since my release from 26 years in prison: 13
Time I woke: 4:30
Journal of activities:
I woke early this morning and completed some responsibilities I have with social media. Then I ironed Carole’s nursing uniform while she gathered her things for work. We enjoyed a cup of coffee together. As she drove off to work at the hospital, I went outside to begin my run. I appreciated the run, as I had to forego exercise for the past several days in order to complete responsibilities associated with the business I’m determined to build. I ran 13.5 miles at the Shollenberger Park in Petaluma. When I returned, I resumed my work.
I have many responsibilities to complete for the week ahead. For one thing, I’m building this new website that takes a lot of my time. I have to write new content that will others understand that anyone can follow a principled path to reach a higher potential. I use my journey through 26 years in prison as a context, suggesting that the lessons I learned apply to anyone. Besides the website, I also have other responsibilities. For example, I start teaching on Thursday of this week at San Francisco State University. The course I teach will increase my workload. In addition, I must work with my partner Justin to bring our Straight-A Guide reentry program to market. Those responsibilities require that I apply myself seven days each week. Thankfully, I appreciate the opportunities. Life feels great and I look forward to sharing my story with hopes that others will feel the same way about their life.
- Time: 6:30 am until 9:00 am
- Lenght of time: 2.5 hours
- Miles run today: 13
- Weather: Today's weather while I run at Schollenberger Park in Petaluma was overcast, but the sun came out around the time that I finished my run.
- Consecutive days: 1
- Cumulative miles since day off: 13.5
- Pushups today: 0
- Cumulative pushups for month: 0
- Annual marathon tally: 6
I’m grateful to God for continuing blessings I receive. Today I really appreciated the beauty of the park where I run and I returned to my work with gratitude for the opportunities opening each day.
Today I did not meet with anyone besides my lovely wife, Carole.
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