Journal of today’s activities:
I write daily journal entries to ensure that I stay on track. This strategy also serves as a tactic that I can use to teach others about the importance of living an authentic life. I’ve been recording daily journal entries for decades, and this website documents some of the steps I’ve taken since concluding my 26-year obligation to the federal Bureau of Prisons. Readers who find the work sometimes offer suggestions on steps I can take to improve efficiencies. For example, yesterday I received a suggestion from Troy Boerner.
Troy sent a photograph of a treadmill desk. Apparently, he is able to complete his work while simultaneously running on the treadmill. By reading my journal, Troy learned that a busy schedule sometimes frustrates me because I can’t sacrifice time to pull away for as many long runs. I’ve run about 1,100 miles since the start of this year. I’m ahead of the schedule that I set, but if I did not have so many tasks to complete I would have surpassed 1,800 miles by now. Troy suggested that I would get more work done if I followed his lead and built a desk around a treadmill.
Although I don’t think a treadmill desk would be a good fit for me, I’ll keep the suggestion in mind. In order to make more productive use of my time running, I listen to books through the Audible app on my iPhone. Today I’m listening to Malcolm Gladwell’s book Outliers, the story of success. I’m enjoying the book very much.
- Days since my release from 26 years in federal prison: 282
- Miles run today: 7.3
- Miles run this week: 47.75
- Miles run this month: 126.43
- Miles run in 2014: 1,093.67
- Miles I need to run to reach my 2,400-mile running goal for 2014: 1,306.33
- Number of miles I’m ahead of schedule or behind schedule: 160
- Today’s Weight: 168