Days since my release from 26 years in prison: 83
Time I woke: 3:00 am
Journal of activities:
- Time: No exercise
- Lenght of time: No exercise
- Miles run today: 0
- Weather: Overcast and warm in Petaluma
- Consecutive days: 0
- Cumulative miles since day off: 0
- Pushups today: 0
- Cumulative pushups for month: 0
- Annual marathon tally: 7
I’m grateful for these opportunities to contribute to society every day, even when I work from home.
Today I woke up feeling eager to run. I wanted to run back-to-back marathon distances. The problem is that I have too many work responsibilities. So instead of running, I worked at my computer to update all of my students work at SFSU. I brought the grades current and I wrote out the plans for the class that I’ll lead next Thursday. I had to complete this work today because I’ve got such a busy schedule over the next few days. My friend Justin Paperny is flying into Oakland today and we’ll work together to build our sales strategy. Tomorrow and Tuesday we’ll be in Stockton training our partners at Fathers and Families on how facilitators can use the Straight-A Guide as a tool to help prepare former offenders for the labor market. I have a busy, busy schedule for the next two weeks. But I’m reserving next Sunday for another marathon distance. I miss the regular long runs. Last Friday, I presented with my friend Malik Wade at Stanford. He too served a lengthy term in prison and he is now working to help at-risk kids prepare for success. Both of us are dealing with the challenge of keeping a commitment to exercise while simultaneously balancing the responsibilities of society.
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