10/7/2023 Saturday daily diary from Atwater Camp.
Woke up at 5:40 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 96 degrees F. Started walking at 6:20 AM. Breakfast was served at 6:25 AM. Breakfast menu: Oatmeal, Bread and Apple.
Plan for Today:
- Call Doris.
- Email daily diary for 10/6/2023.
- Walk 6 miles.
- ACE Classes Neuroscience 2 4-4:30 PM, African History 5-5:30 PM and Entrepreneurship 6-6:30 PM.
- Healthy mind and bodies 7-8 PM.
Finished walking 6 miles at 7:50 AM in 1 hour 11 minutes 51 seconds. Stretched at the basketball court until 8:10 AM. Average time for the walk was 11 minutes 59 seconds per mile or 2 minutes per lap, very fast pace for 6 miles. Morning start out dark but nice, in the low 60’s. there were a couple of inmates on the trail. The walk was pleasant and the sunrise was beautiful amid the haze, that makes it spectacular. At the fast pace, I worked up a sweat and the walk felt good. Stretched at the basketball court in the morning sunshine. i like the sun shine on me as I absorbed in the Vitamin D. Dried up and changed to dry T-shirt. Started yoga at 8:20 AM in the basketball court. Went through most of my poses and several inmates joined me for part of the practice. Finished with a corpse pose while I visualized the beautiful morning sun rise and opened my eyes to the bright blue sky. Felt really good after the practice. Worked up a sweat but felt really relaxed. Lunch was served after the Yoga practice at 9:50 AM, Luncheon menu: Cole slaw, green beans, shredded chicken, bread and banana. Census count at 10:00 AM. Rickey gave me a banana. Talked to Doris at 10:20 AM: Doris is well and she has not have an asthma attack for eight days. The weather is hot in the Bay Area, it was 92 degrees F yesterday. I told her to stay indoors to keep cool. Even the dogs are hiding in their house to keep cool. She walked an average of 5-600 steps a day. I told her to keep it up to build and maintain her muscle mas. The Blue Angels were in town, so the Bay Area will be busy today and tomorrow. She look forward to my class and book report. I told her it takes time to review my notes and video to write the reports. I will be working on it today.
Showered at 10:45 AM. Went to sewing room to sort out some uniforms and reading. Back to the unit at 2:45 PM. Washed a load of my laundry at 3:00 PM. Dinner was served at 3:10 PM. Dinner menu: roast beef, mashed potatoes, green beans and bread. Census count at 3:30 PM. ACE Classes Neuroscience 2 4-4:30 PM, African History 5-5:30 and Entrepreneurship 6-6:30 PM. Healthy Mind and Bodies 7-8 PM. Worked on my Spanish lessons in between classes. 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, the dogs are well. Walked 6 miles. Practiced Yoga. Attended ACE and EBRR Classes.
Frank Gehry: People ask me if I ‘m and artist or an architect. But I think they are the same.
Books Read: 19 Books, Book Reports: 19 Reports, Target: 150 Books.
ACE Classes: 30 Classes, ACE Class Reports: 18 Reports, Target: 100 Classes.
EBRR Classes: 10 Classes, EBRR Class Report: 5 Reports.
Miles Walked Today: 6 Miles, Cumulative Mileage: 645 Miles, Target: 9000 Miles.
Genghis Khan: Happiness lies in conquering one’s enemies, in driving them in front of oneself, in taking their property, in savoring their despair, in outraging their wives and daughters.