Sunday, November 30, 2014
So when you got out… what was the first thing you did?
I am very fortunate to have found the love of my life while I was incarcerated. Carole and I married inside of a prison visiting room. We nurtured our marriage through the final decade that I served, but we were never together more than visiting hours would allow. We were never able to hold each other, to kiss for longer than a few seconds, or to experience physical intimacy. The first time that I was along with my wife, after ten years of marriage, was the day she picked me up from prison. Yet we did not have complete time together, as she had to transport me to a halfway house. We felt pressured and rushed. If I were late to the halfway house, I would face further restrictions and administrative sanctions. We had to get on the road to drive from the Central Valley of California to San Francisco. But it was a wonderful experience to be in the car with the woman I loved. On my instructions, she had a pizza waiting for me in the car and I ate while she drove. Eating that pizza and being together with my wife, alone in a car for the first time, was an incredible joy for me. I’ve appreciated every day of my liberty since.
Days since my release from prison: 475
Miles that I ran today: 0
Miles that I ran so far this week: 40.01
Miles that I’ve run during the month of November: 180.85
Miles that I ran so far in 2014: 2,230.99
Miles that I need to run in order to reach my annual goal of 2,400 miles: 169.01
Miles I’m ahead of schedule to reach my 2,400-mile goal by the end of 2014: 30.04
My weight for today: 168