Sunday, January 11 through Saturday, January 17, 2015
Wow. What a busy first few weeks of the year that I’ve had. I’m already falling behind in my goals that I pledged. I expect that I’ll catch up with my running later this month. Right now PrisonProfessor.com remains a focus of mine, And developing the site takes considerable amounts of my time.
I’m writing this journal entry late. Fortunately, I keep a calendar of events that remind me of what I’ve been doing. On Sunday I interviewed a new client. The defendant reveals a story that is very sad. Some business decisions he made back in the early 2000s have come back to haunt him. The sentence-mitigation work we’ll do together will lead to the best possible outcome for him.
I worked all day Monday preparing for the busy schedule I had for the remainder of the week. On Tuesday I met with a friend of mine who is a social media expert to discuss branding strategies for PrisonProfessor. Then I traveled to Los Angeles to meet with a philanthropic organization. We’re discussing funding initiatives that would support our foundation.
On Wednesday I flew to Seattle, then drove from SeaTac airport to a state prison in Aberdeen. On Thursday I participated in a graduation ceremony for the Straight-A Guide in the prison. Then I fought traffic all the way back to North Seattle, where I met my sister. It was my 51st birthday and we enjoyed a nice family meal.
On Friday I enjoyed a long run around Greenlake, then met with Jonathan Solovy, a defense attorney who invested hundreds of hours to advance my liberty when I was incarcerated. We didn’t succeed in my getting out of prison sooner, but we developed a great friendship. I appreciated an opportunity to discuss my new business venture with Jonathan. On Saturday we ran together.
After my Saturday morning run, I had lunch with Todd Sanders. Todd retired from federal probation recently. He was just beginning with federal probation back in 1987 and he was the officer who wrote my presentence investigation report. I enjoyed meeting with Todd. He has faced many challenges in life that made me appreciate how adversity afflicts us all in different ways.
Miles for week: 38.96
Miles for month: 83.3
Miles for year: 83.3
Link to 2015 running log: Running Log