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.

Day4 Thursday 09/02/10

I woke up at five o’ clock this morning to run. I was pretty tired and only pulled off 1.3 miles. It was the first time in a decade, if I had to guess, that I woke up before work to run. I am really feeling exhausted now that I am well into the fourth evening. It is 9:22 p.m. and I just got home from a fantasy football draft. I took the initiative to wake up early to run this morning because it would not have been feasible to do so after the draft. As I mentioned yesterday, I am dedicated to the goal I have set and this is one example of how my time and daily routines are changing. Only four days in and I realize that the smallest things are going to have to be negotiated and re-routed to conform to pumping my legs on asphalt and typing blog posts.

Another offshore accident occurred today in Louisiana’s gulf. It was a platform, nothing the size or capacity of the Horizon you have been reading about in the news, and it was a much smaller scale accident. Don’t quote me on this but from what I have heard in the news today no oil was spilled and, more importantly, there were no fatalities. We will have to see what news is released tomorrow because it could be anything but the same from today. This mishap will work wonders on lifting the moratorium on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, which Obama is fervently attempting to destroy Louisiana with.

I am absolutely exhausted, mentally and physically, right now. This post will be short and I want to end it with one critical observation. And I hope this observation will not be misconstrued as an accusation as much as a nearly impossible coincidence. Coincidentally, Barack Obama is greener than he is Caucasian or African and he has made it abundantly clear that coal and oil are two energy resources he wants to do away with as quickly as possible. Within months a coal mine has collapsed, taking lives, and then the Horizon exploded, spewing oil into the Gulf of Mexico, taking more lives, and then this news today, amidst trying to overturn the moratorium, only strengthens it. Once again, coincidentally, this present oil related accident is exactly what was needed to give the government the perfect amount of leverage to prolong the moratorium, or at least to give them a leg to stand on because their other leg was wavering. You can draw whatever conclusions you choose from these bazaar coincidences, which are remarkably conducive to our government’s agenda of going green, but I have to say that, it just doesn’t feel right. I’m all for green, but I am completely against doing it too quickly and absolutely destroying the entire state of Louisiana, not to mention other gulf states and even numerous inland states that have business with oil industry offshore related work. I would not be mentioning any of this if it were not for the fact that when other industries have monumental accidents they continue and press forward. When two airplanes hit two skyscrapers in New York we did not stop building skyscrapers. When airplanes have horrific crashes we do not stop making or flying airplanes. And, one less grim example, when your child spills milk you don’t stop buying milk. You tell your child to be more careful and to not do it again. And they don’t. This moratorium, the events surrounding it, and our government’s complete disregard of what the majority of the state of Louisiana has to say about it is unbelievable.

What right does our government have to rule completely the decisions any state wants to make? I certainly think they should intervene and play watchdog, but to dictate such important issues that not even our governor, senators or representatives can intercede edgewise is a contradiction of what America is.

And, another thing, Arizona being sued by our American government over immigration laws the state passed---our country is paying lawyers to overturn a state’s rational and understandable law to fight illegal immigration problems. A percentage of that tax money is mine and I happen to agree fully with Arizona’s new laws. Yet, I am fighting Arizona?

2,073.5 miles to go.

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