Days since my release from 26 years in prison: 52
Time I woke: 4:50 am
Journal of activities:
I woke with enthusiasm this morning. Felipe Escamilla, a news reporter from NBC Bay Area news was scheduled to film me teaching at SFSU in the evening. I planned an interactive class, as I intended to help my students understand classification systems. It was going to be fun. My day began early, with writing assignments and then a run through Petaluma that started around 6:20 a.m. I no longer begin my runs in the darkness of the pre-dawn mornings. I would like to run earlier, but I’m not willing to take the risk of stepping into another pothole, as I did the last time I ran in the dark. My ankle has not completely recovered, I still feel pain when I run. Despite the pain, I’m once again able to run distances in excess of 12 miles daily. I returned to my house and prepared for my sixth class of the semester. I created a PowerPoint for visual references, a class exercise, and a narrative of a fictional offender. In class, after lecturing on the process of classifying offenders, I broke the class into groups and asked the students to assess the offender. Their objective was to apply the concepts I spoke about and determine where the offender would serve his time. Teaching is a great vocation for me and I’m really enjoying it. I can’t earn a living from the work, but I’m contributing and I feel good about the work when I engage the students. Parts of my teaching this afternoon will appear on an upcoming segment of Bay Area Proud with Garvin Thomas.
- Time: 6:30 am
- Lenght of time: 2.5 hours
- Miles run today: 14
- Weather: Beautiful and sunny in Petaluma
- Consecutive days: 12
- Cumulative miles since day off: 118
- Pushups today: 0
- Cumulative pushups for month: 0
- Annual marathon tally: 6
I’m grateful that every day brings more opportunities to contribute to society.
Today I taught my class at SFSU and met with a reporter from NBC Bay Area News who filmed me during class.
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