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.

Day66 Wednesday 11/03/10

ran 3.8 miles
I had some residual excitement from last night’s election and ran a little further than usual tonight. When I went to bed last night the last thing I saw on Fox News was a digital map of the United States. Most of the states lacked any definitive contour to their shapes because someone in the news studio appeared to have thrown a bucket of red Photoshop paint on the entire computer image. Slivers of blue in the predictable eastern and western coastal areas accompanied a few random specks of blue more inland.

The election was a huge, unified statement proclaimed by the large majority of Americans. The few critical races that were a disappointment only sullied the larger picture of the night’s victories with a mere tinge of frustration. Barack Obama is in a delicate spot right now, due to last night’s outcome, with many eggshells under his feet, which it is in his best interest to not further crumble. Likewise, our newly elected politicians have a tight wire to cross if they are truly going to obtain the goals they campaigned with and got elected for. Today starts two years of hopefully clearing a concise path through a directionless terrain toward the next presidential election. Here are some quotes from yesterday’s election.

"This is not a time for celebration, not when one in 10 of our fellow citizens are out of work, not when we have buried our children under a mountain of debt, not when our Congress is held in such low esteem."

John Boehner

"Eleven percent of the people approve of what's going on in Congress. But tonight, there's a Tea Party tidal wave, and we're sending a message to them!"

Rand Paul

"No matter where I go, whatever title I may achieve, I will always be the son of exiles and will always be the heir of two generations of unfulfilled dreams."

Marco Rubio

“I have great confidence in the American system. We must believe in ourselves and not believe that somehow some benevolent leader in a distant capital will take care of us, will save us from ourselves. We must once again believe in ourselves.”

Rand Paul

1,905.4 miles to go.