Journal Entry: Choon Yong-10/09/2023-Columbus Day

Journal Entry

10/9/2023 Monday 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 77 degrees F. Started walking at 6:20 AM. Breakfast was served at 6:25 AM. Breakfast menu: Cereal, bread, jelly and an apple.

Plan for Today:

  1. Stretch.
  2. Call Doris.
  3. Email daily diary for 10/8/2023.
  4. Walk 6 miles.
  5. Quotations.
  6. ACE Classes Philosophy of Existentialism 4-4:30 PM, ART History 3 5-5:30 PM and Life of Muhammad 6-6:30 PM.
  7. Managing your Diabetes 7-8 PM.
  8. Yoga.

Finished first three miles in 40 minutes 36 seconds. Final three miles in 35 minutes and 2 seconds. Completed walk at 8:15 AM. Dried up and changed to dry T-shirt. Stretched until 8:30 AM. Started Yoga practice at the basketball court at 8:30 AM. The morning walk started of dark but comfortable, it was in the 60’s. The sunrise was spectacular, aided by some high clouds. The clouds gave it more character and depth, couple that with the haze it was sight with spectacular distribution of analogous colors, just like it was painted by nature. The first three miles was at a warm up pace, averaged 12 minutes 39 seconds per mile or 2 minutes 7 seconds per lap. I counted the laps in Spanish. Final three miles averaged 11 minutes 41 seconds per mile or 1 minutes 57 seconds per lap. The final three miles was at a good pace. Yoga practice was nice, went through most of my poses. Meditate while visualizing the spectacular sun rise and woke up from my corpse pose to a sky full of cumulus clouds. What a way to start the Monday morning. Census count at 10:00 AM. Lunch was served after the count. Luncheon menu: 2 hot dogs, fries and banana. Talked to Doris at 10:30 AM: Doris is well, she likes my class report on Walking with EASE. She read it three times and will use it for her work out. Patches messed up the application for visitation form. I asked Doris to get a copy of her passport, fill out the form and submit it for her. Mava was at the house, her phone was not working. Doris will work in her room to make more Christmas inventory. Doris is walking faster 1.3-1.4 mile per hour and is averaging 4500 – 5000 steps per day. I told her based on her height that she needs at least 1500 -2000 calories per day other wise she could have hypoglycemic and feel weak, low blood pressure and fainting spell. I told her to have a toast in the afternoon to tie her through until dinner. I told her I will be working on my Spanish and book reports. She is looking forward to my Diabetes report, I told her I already sent it on 9/14/2023.
Showered at 11:00 AM. Went to the library to practice my Spanish lessons. back to the unit at 3:00 PM. Dinner was served at 3:00 PM. Dinner menu: Spaghetti with ground meat. carrots and bread. Census count at 3:30 PM. ACE Classes – Philosophy of existentialism 4-4:30 PM, Art History 3 5-5:30 PM and Life of Muhammad 6-6:30 PM. Managing your Diabetes 7-8 PM. Practice Spanish lessons in between classes. Census count at 7:00 PM. Census count at 8:00 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 and happy with the EBRR Class report om Walking With EASE, She will apply it to her work out and walking. She has improved a lot, she is walking between 1.3 -1.5 miles per hour and her step length has improved and has made noticeable improvements in her gait. Beautiful sunrise and nice cool weather. Walked 6 miles and practiced Yoga. Attended ACE Classes and Managing your Diabetes. Reviewed Spanish lessons.

George IV: Personally I feel happier now that we have no allies to be polite and to pamper.

Books Read: 20 Books, Book Reports: 20 Reports, Target: 150 Books.
ACE Classes: 30 Classes, ACE Class Report: 19 Reports, Target: 100 Classes.
EBRR Classes: 10 Classes, EBRR Class Reports: 6 Reports.
Miles Walked Today: 6 Miles, Cumulative Mileage: 657 Miles, Target: 9000 Miles.

Geronimo: Once I moved about like the wind. Now I surrender to you and that is all.