Journal Entry: Choon Yong-01/30/2024-Beautiful Dawn Sky

Journal Entry

Woke up at 5:30 AM. Made up my bed, cleaned up, changed to BOP uniform and made a cup of coffee. Stretched , drank my coffee and watched the local news and weather report, high temperature for today is 73 degrees F. Started walking at 6:30 AM. Breakfast was served at 6:20 AM. Breakfast menu: cereal, muffin, and apple and water.

Plan for Today:

  1. Stretch.
  2. Call Doris.
  3. Check email from Doris.
  4. Email daily diary for 1/29/2024.
  5. Walk 6 miles.
  6. Split Stretch.
  7. Quotations.
  8. ACE Classes Nutrition Made Clear 5-6 PM (Hosting) and US History 20th Century 6-6:30 PM.
  9. GED/ ESL Tutoring 12:00 – 2:30 PM.

Finished walking 6 miles at 8:00 AM in 1 hour 16 minutes and 27 seconds. Average walking times were: 12 Minutes 12 seconds per mile (milla) or 2 minutes and 2 seconds per lap (vuelta). The morning started out dark but cool, in the 50’s. The dawn sky was spectacular, the moon was in mid sky and northern star was towards the Eastern sky. The sky was layered with analogous colors: brown, red, orange, yellow, light blue, dark blues to deep blue sky. the colors grew lighter and more distinct as the morning wore on. the sun rise was spectacular as the reddish orange sphere emerged over the horizon, the underside of the clouds were illuminated into orange peach colors. Nature painted a beautiful picture this morning. The rabbits were busy grazing on the field. The walking trail was dry and great for walking. Stretched at the basketball court in the morning sunlight. The stretch and split stretch felt good in the warm morning sun. Finished stretching at 8:40 AM. Cleaned the computer room. Had some nutty bar, an apple and celery for snacks. Counselor Reyes informed me that there won’t be any inmates joining us today. checked email from Doris: She is busy cleaning the house in preparation for Chinese New Year. I told her I was proud of the walking accomplishments yesterday and encouraged her to continue with her improvement. Showered at 9:20 AM and changed to BOP uniform. Went to sewing room. Exchanged 5 pairs of pants for Juan Mata. Exchanged 1 pair of pants for Christian Gonzales. Exchanged 5 2X T shirts for bunk number 56. Exchanged blanket for Versace. Exchanged jacket for Daniel. Lunch was served at 10:30 AM. Luncheon menu: chicken sandwich, salad, spinach, an apple and water. Called Doris at 10:50 AM, but could not connect. Finally connected with Doris at 11:50 AM: Doris is well but her phone did not ring, probably because of no signal in the area or BOP phone problem. She walked some in the morning and will walk later. I commended he on her accomplishments. I told her I have ACE Classes – Nutrition Made Clear 5-6 PM (Hosting) and US History 20th Century 6-6:30 PM. The Bay Area is warm and dry, I suggested that she walk outside. I told her I had to go to GED/ ESL Tutoring, but call to let her know everything is Okay. GED/ ESL tutoring 12:00 – 2:30 PM. Tutoring went well, several students stayed back to get additional tutor ledge and one student stayed back an extra class to work on Algebra. Census count at 3:30 PM. Dinner was served after the count. Dinner menu: pull pork sandwich, spinach, bread,and water. ACE Class Nutrition m=Made Clear 5-6 PM (Hosting) and US History 20th Century 6-6:30 PM. Checked Doris email: She walked 5920 Steps, 15.8 Inches Step length and symmetry was down to 68%. Census count at 7:30 PM. Census count at 8:30 PM. Cleaned up at 9:00 PM. Final Census count at 9:30 PM. Went to bed at 10:00 PM.

Today was a good day: Doris is well, her walking has improved. Walked 6 miles and split stretched. Attended and hosted ACE Class. Good GED/ ESL tutoring sessions.

Pablo Picasso: We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth.

Books Read: 26 Books, Book Reports: 26 Reports, Target: 150 Books.
ACE Classes: 43 Classes, ACE Class Reports: 38 Reports, Target: 100 Classes.
EBRR Classes: 13 Classes, EBRR Class Reports: 13 Reports.
Miles Walked Today: 6 Miles, Cumulative Mileage: 1305 Miles, Target: 9000 Miles.

Pindar: My soul, do not seek immortal life, but exhaust the realm of the possible.