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.

Day126 Sunday 01/02/11

ran 2.6 miles
I hate to admit it but each year, as the holidays pass and a new year begins, a huge sigh of relief sweeps over every fiber of my being. I certainly enjoy the holidays, but on a level I cannot even fully understand I seem to hold a real appreciation for new beginnings as opposed to the outcomes of any given endings. A new year is free and full of potential, whereas the end of a year is spent, known, and no longer holds any allure or mystery. So, as soon as Thanksgiving begins and rolls into December’s Christmas theme, culminating with New Year’s Eve, I have little patience left to not just simply move on and start anew. Especially when so much is at stake in the governing of this great nation leading up to the presidential election of 2012.

2010 was a year in which Barack Obama implemented his agenda and enacted his ideas, leading to a mid-term election with an outcome that rejected his previous decisions and his ideas in general. Barack Obama went on to sign more critical legislation during the Lame Duck session of Zombie Congress than he had in the remainder of the two years he was in office. Cramming in as many of his legislative priorities as he could before the new Congress is sworn in, which will happen this week, his agenda has already began to yield to the voice of the people and their November votes. But it’s too little and too late. Had American voters not shown up in defying numbers on November 2, 2010, this country’s immediate future would have been pointed in a much more radically different direction during the Lame Duck session we just endured. That being said, the new Senators and Representatives who eagerly await swearing in have a tremendously lofty bar of expectation to reach and it will be a challenge to make a notable difference between now and 2012.

Today ends week eighteen of running against Barack Obama and I wish everyone a prosperous and healthy 2011. Thank you for reading this blog and hopefully we can all make a difference leading up to the outcome of the presidential election on November 6, 2012. I ran 20.4 miles this week. Total miles run in the past 126 days are 313.2. My daily average is 2.49 miles per day.

1,766.8 miles to go.

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