Journal Entry: Choon Yong-12/15/2023-Doris is walking well

Journal Entry

12/15/2023 Friday 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 60 degrees F. Started walking at 6:15 AM. Breakfast was served at 6:20 AM. Breakfast menu: Oatmeal, ,muffin, punch and a banana.

Plan of today:

  1. Stretch.
  2. Call Doris.
  3. Check email from Doris.
  4. Email daily diary for 12/14/2023.
  5. Walk 6 Miles.
  6. Split Stretch.
  7. Quotations.
  8. ACE Classes – Geography Benelux countries 5-5:30 PM and the art of Public Speaking 6-6:30 PM.
  9. GED / ESL Tutoring 12:00 – 2:30 PM.

Completed first five miles in 1 hour 6 minutes and 9 seconds. Completed the final in 13 minutes and 30 seconds at 8:00 PM. Walking times were: First five miles: 13 minutes and 5 seconds per mile (milla) or 2 minutes and 11 seconds per lap (vuelta). Final miles was 13 minutes and 30 seconds per mile or 2 minutes and 15 seconds per lap. The morning walk started out dark and cold, the temperature was in the 30’s. The moon was not visible. The rabbits were out grazing on the field. The dark dawn sky slowly emerged on the Eastern Horizon. As the sun rise, the colorful dawn sky was on full display, the beautiful colors were painted in the sky. The colors gradually turn lighter to pastel colors, until the sun emerged over the Sierras. The big red sphere illuminated the and lightened the sky, until it was mid sky when the sun turn to bright yellow color. The air was warmed by the sun and I had to remove my jacket. Finished walking in the bright sunlight at 8:00 AM. Stretched and split stretched at the basketball court in the morning sunlight. The split stretch felt good as I did not feel any aches or pain. Finished stretching at 8:40 AM. Cleaned the computer room. Had some donuts, a nutty bar and some chips for snacks. Jon delivered some merchandise for the laundry room. Showered at 9:50 AM. Lunch was served at 10:20 AM. Luncheon Menu: fish sandwich, beans, pasta, punch and an apple. I saw the little Chihuahua in the camp again it looked scared. I tried to lure it to me but it ran away. Talked to Doris at 10:40 AM: Doris and Patches are well. Doris’s knees are not painful anymore and she walked 7900 steps, 14.7 inches step length and 59 % symmetry. That’s a good sign. She still has two more shots. Patches told me that Siew Eng and family send their regards. I told them I have the GED/ESL tutoring form 12 – 2:30 PM. Also Jon Liu got the warehouse job. I will attend two ACE Classes tonight. They are preparing for the show tomorrow in San Francisco and will visit me on Sunday. I told Doris about the dog, she said I should keep the dog, but it ran away. GED / ESL Tutoring 12:00 – 2:30 PM. Worked on ACE Class Report in the library. back to the unit at 3:00 PM. Census count at 3:30 PM. Dinner was served after the count. Dinner menu: Pasta with ground meat, salad and punch. Doris emailed me, that Quang and Annie are coming to visit me tomorrow at 11:00 AM. ACE Classes – Geography Benelux countries 5-5:30 Pm and The art of Public Speaking 6-6:30 PM. 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 well. Doris is walking well after the Cortisone shot. Walked 6 miles and split stretched. Attended ACE Classes/ GED / ESL Tutoring.

Montaique: Tortures are a dangerous invention, seem to be a test of endurance rather than the truth.

Books Read: 25 Books, Book Reports: 24 Reports, Target: 150 Books.
ACE Classes: 39 Classes, ACE Class Reports: 30 Reports, Target: 100 Classes.
EBRR Classes: 13 Classes, EBRR Class Reports: 13 Reports.
Miles Walked Today: 6 Miles, Cumulative Mileage: 1040 Miles, Target: 9000 Miles.

Montesquieu: Men should be bewailed at their birth, and not at their death.