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.

Day161 Sunday 02/06/11

ran 2.6 miles
I went from a 10k in Baton Rouge, the Amedisys Mardi Gras Mambo, yesterday, straight to New Orleans. I was able to run this morning in a beautiful neighborhood surrounded by houses with unique architecture you can only find so concentrated in New Orleans, Louisiana. It’s a perfect day to be in New Orleans and to watch a Super Bowl.

Today ends week twenty-three of running against Obama. I ran 22.0 miles this week, averaging 3.14 miles per day.

Don’t forget that preceding the Super Bowl tonight, Bill O’Reilly will be interviewing Barack Obama. That ought to be interesting and worth viewing, however, I have a feeling that the only circumstances Obama would agree to such an interview would be under the guise of prewritten and easy questions.

Speaking of Obama, Sarah Palin has submitted her first comments on Barack Obama’s handling of Egypt. Referring to the crisis as Obama’s “3 a.m. phone call”, she said, “It seems the call went right to the answering machine.”

“We need to know what it is America stands for so we know who it is that America will stand with. And we do not have all that information (from the administration) yet.”

Whoever takes over leadership of Egypt will be pivotal in the fate of Israel. Egypt and Israel are our two greatest allies in the Middle East and if the new Egyptian leader is backed by a group such as the Muslim Brotherhood, there is a good chance that America’s relationship with Egypt will be forfeited and Israel will be geographically surrounded by nations who have little interest in their future. In the event that Israel were attacked by one or more of its bordering Muslim nations, America would be obligated to get involved with little chance of successfully intervening. And, any attempt made by America to get involved would effectively make us even more of an enemy to Israel’s surrounding Muslim nation, if that is even possible.

Barack Obama has the option to support a peaceful democracy following Mubarak’s exit, but that democracy does not mean it will represent anything like what we have in America. As I said, if a member of the Muslim Brotherhood were elected president, it could potentially change the world and our relationship to the Middle East for a very long time.

1,652.9 miles to go.


  1. NICE post... I am afraid you are right on the issue of Egypt. America must support Israel at all cost even though that cost will be dear to all of us. My advice will be to keep your powder dry and BE ALERT!! Hope to see you at the next Acadiana Patriots meeting. "J"

  2. Thanks for the comment and I will definitely be at the meeting tomorrow night!