Journal Entry: Choon Yong-08/18/2023-Good walking and running pace

Journal Entry

8/18/2023 Friday Daily Diary from Atwater Camp.
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 channel, high temperature for today is 96 degrees F. Started walking at 6:00 AM. Breakfast was served at 6:30 AM. Breakfast menu: Oatmeal, muffin, apple, and punch.

Plan for today:

  1. Stretch.
  2. Call Doris.
  3. Email Daily diary for 8/17/2023.
  4. Walk 6 miles.
  5. Quotations.
  6. Yoga.
  7. ACE Classes – Indian Nations 4-4:30 PM, Oceanography 5-5:30 PM and Ethics 6-6:30 PM.
  8. Daily Diary 8/18/2023.

Finished walking at 7:30 AM. Had to reset the time on my watch, and figured it out how to reset the time and some other functionalities. The morning walk was nice and refreshing, the morning sun rising over the dawn sky, sun peaking over the cloud gives it a fiery ambiance and beautiful scenery. I captured the image in my mind for visualization in my Yoga practice. Walked 5.5 miles at sub 13 minutes per mile and ran 0.5 miles in 4 minutes 30 seconds. Felt great to run, and most importantly no lingering pain in my ribs. Met with camp manager Escheveste ( 2nd in command to the warden) about hangers for the bunks. I showed him a prototype hanger that I fabricated and used a rock as a restrainer to hold the hanger to the bunk. He was pleasantly surprised by how the hanger looked and functioned and the restrainer used a rock rather than zip ties. He gave me the authorization to fabricate them, 120 units. I stretched until 8:00 AM. Felt really good after the stretch. Jon brought some belts and mops to the laundry room. The belts will be used to fabricate the hangers. The mops need cleaning. Started cleaning the mops at 8:20 AM. Lunch was served at 10:30 AM. Luncheon menu: Fish, carrot, pudding, spinach, bread, and punch. Talked to Doris at 10:45 AM: She is well and has no asthma attack. She talked to Thomas Johnson and he assured her that he will deal directly with FLA, and urged patience when dealing with this case. No news on the visitation yet. The dogs are fine and everyone at home is okay.
Started fabricating the hangers from 11:00 AM -2:30 PM. The counselor paged me several times but I did not hear the page as I was in the sewing room. The counselor handed me the revised visitation pass which included Kein and Mava. I called Doris to inform her that Kein and Mava were approved on the visitation list. I had a medical call out for tomorrow at 10:00 AM. The AAPI group is having a dinner party after today’s dinner. Jesse moved into the bunk next to me. Two bakers moved to the bunk below Miguel. We exchanged sheets and blankets for bunks # 12- 22. I exchanged a blanket and pillow for Felipe. Census count at 3:30 PM. Dinner was served after the count. Dinner menu: pasta with meat, salad, green beans, bread, and punch. The AAPI dinner included: sliced beef in sauce, rice, chips, and Dr. Pepper. It was a nice dinner. Washed 3 loads of sheets and blankets. ACE classes – Indian Nations 4-4:30 PM, Oceanography 5-5:30 PM, and Ethics 6-6:30 PM. Test for the Indian Nation on Sunday at 4:00 PM. Read in the library from 4:30 – 7:00 PM. Back to the unit at 7:00 PM put the blankets and sheets in the dryer and they were done by 7:35 PM. Census count at 7:40 PM. Cleaned up at 8:00 PM. Census count at 8:30 PM. Final census count at 9:30 PM. Went to bed at 10:00 PM.

Today was a good day: Doris is doing well and has no asthma attacks. Karlee and Chris have recovered from their Covid. Mava and Kein were approved for visitation. Started fabricating the bunk hangers. Worked with counselor to clean up the laundry room and approval for visitations. Doris did a very good job dealing with Thomas Johnson.

Lord Chesterfield: An injury is much sooner forgotten than an insult.
Books Read: 12 books, Book reports: 12 Reports, Target: 150 books.
ACE classes: 19 classes, ACE Class Report: 0 Reports, Target: 100 Classes.
EBRR Classes: 4 Classes, EBRR report: 2 Reports.
Miles walked today: 6 Miles, Cumulative mileage: 355 miles, Target: 9000 miles.

Jean Chretien: Leadership means making people feel good.