9/27/2023 Wednesday 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 report, high temperature for today is 81 degrees F. Started walking at 6:05 AM. Breakfast was served at 6:10 AM. Breakfast menu: oatmeal, muffin and apple.
Plan for today:
- Call Doris.
- Email daily diary for 9/26/2023.
- Walk 6 miles.
- ACE Classes – Warehouse Safety 4-4:30 PM, Addiction 5-5:30 PM and Impossible Physics 6-6:30 PM.
- Talking to your doctor 7-8 PM.
Finished walking 6 miles at 7:45 AM. Stretched at the basketball court until 8:00 AM. Time for the 6 miles walk was 1 hour 18 minutes. Averaged 2 minutes 10 seconds per lap or 13 minutes per mile. The morning was cold in the 50’s. But as i started walking, my body warmed up. Several inmates asked me for jackets while I was walking. I was the only one walking on the track, probably too cold for them to walk. I enjoyed the solitude, peace, and quiet, only the rabbits were out on the field. The rise was beautiful as usual but it is getting later in the morning. Worked up a good sweat. Dried up and changed to dry t-shirt after stretching. Had some chocolate chip cookies and warm water. The cookies tasted good after the morning walk. Showered at 9:20 AM. lunch was served at 10:15 AM. Luncheon menu: hamburger, fries and apple. Talked to Doris at 10:30 AM: Doris is well but she is afraid of the side effects of the Finasteride. It has a long list of side effects a couple of pages long. She spent lots of time researching this drug. I told her that it is standard practice that they list all the side effects, the dogs are well and she is busy building up her inventory for her Christmas show on November 18. She wanted to mail my custom orthotic and Hoka shoes for my birthday. I told her not to send anything until we have received the authorization from the Prison Administrator, otherwise the items will be confiscated.
Went to the sewing room to repair some pants and got a couple of jackets for Armando and Nick. Repaired pants and jacket for Maddi. Dinner was served at 3:00 PM. Dinner menu: ground meat, salad, cheese and beans. The unit was on lockdown from 3:30 PM onwards. The correction officers found some contraband, so all gates were locked and all the television were turned off for the night. No ACE classes tonight because of the lockdown. I will work on my Spanish lessons. Census Count at 7:00 PM. Census count at 8:00 PM. Cleaned up at 8:30 PM. Final Census count at 9:30 PM. Went to bed at 10:00 PM.
Today is a good day: Doris is well but concerned about Finasteride. The dogs are well. Walked 6 miles. Practiced lots of Spanish lessons. Unfortunately, no ACE or EBRR classes.
Louis Pasteur: Where observation is concerned, change favors only the prepared mind.
Books Read: 19 Books. Book reports: 19 Reports, Target: 150 Books.
ACE Classes: 25 Classes, ACE Class Reports: 17 Reports, Target: 100 Classes.
EBRR Classes: 10 Classes, EBRR Class Report: 5 Reports.
Miles Walked Today: 6 Miles, Cumulative Mileage: 590 Miles, Target: 9000 Miles.
Walter Pater: All art constantly aspires towards the condition of music.