Journal Entry: Choon Yong-11/20/2023

Journal Entry

11/20/2023 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 59 degree F. Started walking at 6:40 AM. Breakfast was served at 6:15 AM. Breakfast menu: Oatmeal, Roll, punch and an apple.

Plan for today:

  1. Stretch.
  2. Call Doris.
  3. Check the email from Doris.
  4. Email Daily diary for 11/19/2023.
  5. Walk 6 Miles.
  6. Split stretch.
  7. Quotations.
  8. Criminal Thinking 7:30-8:30 AM.

Completed first three miles in 39 minutes 58 seconds. Criminal Thinking Class from 7:30 – 8:30 PM. Completed final three miles in 38 minutes and 7 seconds. Average walking times were: 1) First three miles – 13 minutes 30 seconds per mile (milla) or 2 minutes 14 seconds per lap (Vuelta). 2) Second three miles – 12 minutes 16 seconds per mile or 2 minutes 3 seconds per lap. The overall pace was pretty good and intensity was good. The morning started out cool and the dawn sky was beautiful. The sunrise was beautiful. The criminal Thinking class was interesting, we had a game show format to see who has understand the Criminal Thinking material. Finished walking at 9:00 AM. Stretched and Split stretched at the basketball court in the sunlight. My legs were a little sore from the stretching. I rolled my legs with the foam core roller. Counselor Reyes informed me that there will be five new inmates joining us at the camp today. Showered at 9:30 AM. Checked and replied to Doris’s email: She had a nice visitation and Patches was relaying the message to the Yong clan. Lunch was served at 10:20 AM. Luncheon menu: Pizza, Caesar salad, punch, banana and beans. Talked to Doris at 11:05 AM: Doris and Patches are well. They were looking for a map of the Bay Area. I told them there should be some maps in the glove compartment under the passenger seat in the GMC van. Otherwise they can get it from CSAA. I told her we will have 5 new inmates joining us today and I have to process them. They asked about the visitation on Thanksgiving, I told them, it should be Okay but will let them know if any thing changes. I told Doris that I had some special sewing projects in the sewing room. Also I had to meet with Education Department for counseling on the Merced College courses. Doris told me it would only be her and Patches coming to visit me on Thanksgiving. Karlee and Chris will be Camping at Half Moon Bay.
Went to sewing room to prepare bus bags for 5 new incoming inmates. 2:30 PM fill out forms to attend Merced College associate business degree and communications. Census count at 3:30 PM. Dinner was served after the count. Dinner menu: shredded chicken hot dogs, beans, chips and punch. Went to sewing room to work on special projects for Edward Milan. Exchanged 38X30 pants for Dawg. Exchanged socks and boxers for Ivan Loya. Two new boxers for Shountay. The five new inmates finally got to camp at 5:00 PM. I processed all five of them by 5:45 PM. Back to the unit at 6:00 PM. Had some chips and a Dr. Pepper for snacks. 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 and Patches are doing well. Signed for Merced College for Associate Business degree and Communications, through the Atwater Educational Campus. Walked 6 miles, stretched and split stretched.

Leigh Hunt: A pleasure so exquisite as almost to amount to pain.

Books Read: 23 Books, Book Reports: 23 Reports, Target: 150 Books.
Ace Classes: 30 Classes, ACE Class Reports: 26 Reports, Target: 100 Classes.
EBRR Classes: 13 Classes, EBRR Class Reports: 10 Reports.
Miles Walked Today: 6 Miles, Cumulative Mileage: 896 Miles, Target: 9000 Miles.

Francis Hutcheson: Wisdom denotes the pursuing of the best ends by the best means.