Finished goal of running the distance of 2,080 miles from Lafayette, LA to Washington D.C and back!!! 339.1 miles

0.0 miles run this week.
Daily running average for the week is 0.00 miles per day.
Total amount run in the past 800 days is 2,419.1 miles.
Daily running average overall is 3.02 miles per day.

Day16 Tuesday 09/14/10

The final Primary Elections are being held today for the mid-term elections. It is too early for many of the results but I can say that the Tea Party-backed Delaware candidate Christine O’Donnell has officially secured the majority of votes for that state. This Tea Party movement that has swept across America really is amazing and they have demonstrated the power of the people. However, there is a huge risk with their intentions. As much as I admire their merit and determination, the GOP is not backing most of the Tea Party-backed candidates, which could easily result in relative splits among republicans leaving democrats a huge advantage of not having to eclipse another competitive liberal. So there is a Tea Party candidate, a government backed republican, and one single government backed democrat all vying for the win. The two conservatives could easily divide the votes they need to defeat the democrat, giving he or she a default victory and people like you and me a shot in the foot. It is a risky maneuver but it speaks volumes of how fed up Americans are with not only democrats but republicans, too. This schism the Tea Party-backers have wedged into the GOP is a huge statement and I am all for it. Although we may possibly shoot ourselves in the foot by dividing the number of votes needed to overcome the current liberal majority, I have every confidence that the millions upon millions of people in this country who are fed up with the past two years will find a way to rise above this poor administration one way or another.

It will be a historic moment that we all get to be a part of if the House and Senate get flipped upside down on November 2. Hopefully conservatives can pull this off one way or another. At this point, I would take a crash test dummy over any democrat in office or any potential runner for a liberal seat. But it would be a defining moment in history, as important as any other epic pebble of sand in American history, since the hard-fought conception of this country, if the Tea Party pulls this victory off, obliterating the stains and residual of what American politics have somehow become despite the abundant disapproval of so many tens of millions of Americans who simply want to be left alone to succeed and be happy without a government getting in their way.

I ran 2.6 miles today and it felt great. There are no signs of letting up any time soon and I don’t think there ever will be as long as Barack Obama is President of the United States of America. I have never felt so inspired to fight for this country as I do now and I will not relent until Obama’s last mile is run against him.

2,043.8 miles to go.


  1. Michael, Aunt Julia here. Aunt Karen sent me the email about your blog. I will mark it as a favorite and try to read it once in a while. I will send it on to my three (3) conservative children. I leave you to guess which child of mine is a liberal Democrat. I am still amazed myself. I am sorry for your friends who were laid off and hope they can regain their jobs as soon as the economy improves both nationwide and locally. Did you realize two years ago that Obama was a left leaning ideologue or did you fall for the Hope and Change thing and now realize the error of your ways? I have a child who fell for the hype but has repented. The main thing is that you realize that the conservative virtues of our nation have to stay strong and socialism is not a path down which our country needs to travel. Good Luck to you. I ran once like you with a goal and a mission and enjoyed the journaling although it was pre blogging and the internet. Stay focused and tough; think of your Ukrainian grandparents who bravely came to the USA at the turn of the 20th century looking for a better life; aren't you glad they did that?

  2. The crash test dummy comment sent me to the floor, but then I realized, I suspect everyone in Wahington is exactly that,(have you listened, I mean really listened to Nancy Pelosi? A crash test dummy could formulate better answers to not so difficult questions) in disguise, and they are on a mission to rule the world...similiar to the movie, Terminator, robots in human form...
    Keep up the good work!