Journal Entry: Choon Yong-08/26/2023-Apprentice Jay Rod

Journal Entry

8/26/2023 Saturday Daily Diary from Atwater camp.
Woke up at 5.10 AM. Made up my bed, changed to BOP uniform, cleaned up and made a cup of coffee. Stretched, drank my coffee and watched the local news and weather channel, high temperature is 95 degrees F. Started walking at 5:55 AM. Breakfast was served at 6:55 AM. Breakfast menu: Oatmeal, Bread, jelly and punch.

Plan for today:

  1. Stretch.
  2. Call Doris.
  3. Email Daily Diary for 8/25/2023.
  4. Walk 6 miles.
  5. Yoga.
  6. Quotations.
  7. ACE Classes Neuroscience 2 4-4:30 PM and African History 5-5:30 PM.

Walked the first three miles in 40 minutes 53 seconds, 2 minutes 16.3 seconds per lap, or averaged 13 minutes 31 seconds per mile. The second three miles were at a faster pace after breakfast, 35 minutes 47 seconds, averaging 11 minutes 56 seconds per mile. Jog 1/2 mile in 3 minutes 50 seconds. Completed running and walking at 7:50 AM. Stretched until 8:00 AM. Practiced Yoga at the basketball court until 9:10 AM. Nice day for Yoga in the morning sun. I visualized the morning sun rising over the horizon as I meditated, the workup a good sweat but felt relaxed and happy after the practice. 9:20 AM went to the sewing room with Jay Rod, to sew some hangers and special sewing’s for Jon. Jay Rod wanted to learn about laundry and sewing, so I took him under my wing to teach him how to sew. He is a willing learner and has a strong desire to work, a sign of a good worker. We were late for the Census count as there was no PA in the sewing room, but CO came by the room to get up back to the unit for Census count at 10:00 AM. Lunch was served after the count. Luncheon menu: shredded chicken burrito, salad, banana and punch. Called Doris at 10:45 AM: Doris is well and feeling pretty good. She liked my Diary from 8/25/2023 when I mentioned that I have been learning and educating myself instead of clicking on the TV remote control on my recliner. Yes, I have been busy reading, attending classes, reviewing videos, keeping fit and out of trouble. Doris, Kein, and Diana will visit me on 9/2/2023 Saturday. She asked me when was my next Unit team meeting, I told her it would be in December 2023 and after that, I expect to earn 15 days of credit for every month I serve. I am pretty confident of that based on my Pattern score, my work performance, and avoiding disciplinary infractions. Important for Doris is to work on her health. She has come a long way since my incarceration: improved her mobility with Botox and steroid shots, the eye surgery has improved her eyesight and her asthma is under control. Worked with Jay Rod in the sewing room to fabricate hangers and special projects. Jay is a very hard-working guy, not afraid of working, wants to learn, and just needs an opportunity. Stopped sewing at 2:30 PM. AAPI was having a dinner party. The dinner included Teriyaki chicken, rice, and Dr., Pepper. The chicken dinner was really good. Jay Rod joined us for dinner as my guest. He enjoyed the dinner very much. Census count at 3:30 p.m. Showered at 3:35 p.m. ACE Classes – Neuroscience 4-4:30 p.m. and African Experience 5-5:30 p.m. Read in the library from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. in between classes. back to the unit at 7:00 PM. Census count at 8:00 p.m. Cleaned up at 8:40 p.m. Census count at 9:00 p.m. Final Census count at 9:30 PM. Went to bed at 10:00 PM.

Today was a really good day: Doris is well and her health is improving. Walked and ran 6.5 Miles at a very good pace. Had a great Yoga practice. Jay Rod helped me with sewing duties. AAPI dinner was excellent. Attended ACE Classes.

Duc Dela Rouchefoucauld: One is never as happy as one thinks, nor as happy as one hopes.

Books read: 13 Books, Book Reports: 13 Reports, Target: 150 Books.
ACE Classes: 21 Classes, ACE Class report: 2 Reports, Target: 100 Classes.
EBRR Classes: 4 Classes, EBRR Class report: 3 Reports.
Miles walked today: 6.5 Miles, Cumulative mileage: 401.5 Miles, Target: 9000 Miles

D. H. Lawrence: Tragedy ought really to be a great kick at misery.