Journal Entry: Choon Yong-09/03/2023-Overcast Sunday

Journal Entry

9/3/2023 Sunday 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 84 degrees F. Started walking at 6:10 AM. Breakfast was served at 6:30 AM. Breakfast menu: Grits, banana, bread, jelly and punch.

Plan for today:

  1. Stretch.
  2. Call Doris.
  3. Email Daily Diary for 9/2/2023.
  4. Walk 6 miles.
  5. Yoga.
  6. Quotations.
  7. ACE Classes – European cities 4-4:30 PM, Physiology and Fitness 5-5:30 PM and Biology 6-6:30 PM.
  8. Mail out pictures to Doris.
  9. Fill out forms for Thomas Johnson.

Completed my 6 miles walk at 7:40 AM, time was 1 hour 17 minutes and 50 seconds. Averaged 2 minutes and 10 seconds per lap and 12 minutes 16 seconds per mile. Overcast morning, the sun barely broke through the cloud. despite the gloomy weather, it was nice and cool for walking. Ran 1/2 mile in 4 minutes 6 seconds. Both paces were pretty fast. Practiced Yoga at the basketball court from 8:00 – 9:20 AM. Practiced Yoga in the overcast sky, windy with slight drizzle. Pretty dramatic weather but the Yoga practice was good, relaxing and quiet. Hemmed a pair of pants for Omar. Lunch was served at 10:30 AM. Luncheon menu: Banana, fries, scrambled eggs and punch. Talked to Doris at 11:30 AM: Doris was well and happy after yesterdays visitation. They went to Buttercup to have Prime Rib after the visitation. She asked about increased laundry loads. I told her it might be good for me to get out of laundry and into something less strenuous and takes a lot out of me. I have aches and pain from working in the laundry, but I will try to keep the sewing duties if possible. Kein was surprised about the Atwater Camp, as it is not like the regular prison he is used to in Burma. Doris, Diana and Kein had a great time during the visitation. Showered at 12:00 PM. Returned the hemmed pants to Omar. Census count at 12:10 PM. Census count was late because they had a lock down at the Main Penitentiary. Prepared Class report from 12:10 – 3:00 PM at the library. AAPI group had a fish, salad dinner. I provided 1/2 case of Dr. Pepper for the party. The Fish dinner was very delicious. I invited Jay Rod to join us for the dinner. Census count at 3:30 PM. Dinner was served after the count. Dinner menu: Meat, rice, green beans, bread and punch. ACE Classes – European Cities 4-4:30 PM, Physiology and fitness 5-5:30 PM and Biology 6-6:30 PM.Read at the library from 4:30 – 7:00 PM, in between classes. Back to the unit at 7:00 PM. Census count at 7:30 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 wad a good Day: Doris is feeling well and cheerful, the dogs are well. Doris, Diana and Kein went to Buttercup for Prime Ribs yesterday. Sent EBRR Class report for ServSafe Manager. Walked and ran 6.5 miles. Practiced Yoga. Had a good AAPI dinner.

Confucius: Let a man be stimulated by poetry, established by the rules of propriety, and perfected by music.

Books Read: 14 Books, Book Reports: 14 Reports, Target: 150 Books.
ACE Classes: 22 Classes, ACE Class Report: 5 Reports, Target: 100 Classes.
EBRR Classes: 4 Classes, EBRR Class Report: 4 Reports.
Miles walked today: 6.5 Miles, Cumulative mileage: 451 Miles, Target: 9000 Miles.

William Congreve: Say what you will,’Tis better to be left than never to have been loved.