Sunday, January 4 through Saturday, January 10, 2015
My progress in the first full week of the year has been great. PrisonProfessor.com is nearly complete. We’ve made considerable progress with the redesign and I’ve added some new videos. I don’t know how long we will wait before we begin a coordinated marketing effort. I’m guessing we’ll wait until the early Spring. Before I invest money in marketing to drive traffic to the site, I need to ensure that the site is as good as it can be. I still need to build two landing pages, one specifically for defense attorneys and another landing page specifically for defendants. That effort will help me track conversions. I want to see what type of response I receive from several attorneys I’ll meet next week when I travel to Seattle and then Atlanta.
The writing responsibilities associated with building PrisonProfessor.com have caused me to fall behind on my running schedule. As of today, I’ve only run 44.34 miles on the year. According to my schedule, I’m supposed to be at 54.8 miles. I’m behind by 10.46 miles. That’s not good. I intended to run longer distances both yesterday and today. Carole interrupted my run yesterday morning with news that she had car trouble. Her car wasn’t starting. I had to abbreviate my run so that I could return home to help. Today I had to drive her to work, which meant I could only run five miles this morning. Her car is in the shop until at least Monday evening. That means I won’t be able to run a long distance tomorrow, either. So it looks as if I’ll continue falling behind in my running responsibilities for a few more days. More catching up to do.
Cary, a law student who will graduate from Stanford this coming spring came to visit me today. He is working on a project that describes people who make transformational changes in life. I spent an entire day responding to questions he had about my journey, from childhood to emergence from prison. It was the first of several interviews for the writing project he is striving to put together. Prior to attending Stanford Law, Cary had earned degrees from Harvard and Columbia, so he is a very impressive guy. He also is the producer of the award-winning indie film, Without Shepherds. I’m really glad to call him a friend.
Miles for week: 33.27
Miles for month: 44.34
Miles for year: 44.34
Link to 2015 running log: Running Log