Wednesday, December 3, 2014
My friend Justin and I are partners in an employment agency. It’s part of our nonprofit that we use to improve outcomes of our nation’s criminal justice system. Since my release from prison, Justin and I have worked a three-pronged strategy. We create and distribute programs that teach others how to prepare for success. We build bridges between the formerly incarcerated and the employment sector. And we work to spread awareness on why our nation’s commitment to mass incarceration represents one of the greatest social injustices of our time.
Justin takes care of the administrative, behind-the-scenes work of our organization. He told me some disappointing news regarding one formerly incarcerated individual. We secured a temporary employment position for him. But the guy thought he was worth more than the marketplace. When things didn’t go his way, he filed a formal complaint with the board of labor and industries. The proceeding required Justin to waste more than four hours out of his day. Rather than continue, Justin made a settlement with the guy, paying him $300 to settle the matter.
There isn’t anything we can do about matters like this. Disappointments come with the territory.
Days since my release from prison: 478
Miles that I ran today: 13.3
Miles that I ran so far this week: 13.3
Miles that I’ve run during the month of December: 13.3
Miles that I ran so far in 2014: 2,244.29
Miles that I need to run in order to reach my annual goal of 2,400 miles: 155.71
Miles I’m ahead of schedule to reach my 2,400-mile goal by the end of 2014: 43.34
My weight for today: 168