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.

Day207 Thursday 03/24/11

ran 2.9 miles
For yesterday’s post I introduced the prologue to a novel I’ve been working on. In case you missed it, check it out. The novel is titled “I am Erica” and I’ll be posting a chapter per week. I decided to put it on the blog for two reasons. The first reason is an effort to push myself to finish the story. It has been put to the side for too long. The second reason is because I have to confess that it is sometimes daunting and exhausting to campaign against Barack Obama every single day. And it’s not so daunting and exhausting as it is a simple injustice to myself by allowing this man to consume so much of my time. It is undeserved flattery to his ego that I, or anyone, should invest so much time in scrutinizing his every action.

Yet I feel that it needs to be done. The more people who stand up and express how they feel about the direction America is taking, the louder the voice. I look at it the same way I view my job. I have little desire to show up at work everyday but I do it because my stomach and my family compel me. In the particular case of America, which is an idea and a way of life that stands as a rock we all want a grip on, our history and its future compel me.

After 207 days it has finally occurred to me that while current events, facts, opinions, commentary and the general rigmarole that consumes the arena of politics is indeed important and necessary, it is more important to not let it consume me.

I am going to continue with the rigmarole, but I am also going to deviate from the facts, quotes and statistics, in an attempt to express my message on a more personal and creative platform.

This is what a typical Thursday at looks like:
  • Barack Obama’s presidential index rating shows that 26% of American voters strongly approve of his performance while 38% strongly disapprove, giving Obama a presidential index rating of –12.
  • Overall, 48% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of Barack Obama’s performance and 52% disapprove.
  • Just 23% believe the U.S. is heading in the right direction.
  • Among American voters, 34% support U.S. involvement in Libya.
  • Republicans are trusted more than Democrats on nine out of the top ten issues regularly tracked by Rasmussen Reports.
There is much more to America than this.

1,487.7 miles to go.

1 comment:

  1. Jason likes your status. I try to be in the middle politically and lately have been left leaning. A good friend of mine was talking about the healthcare debate and he told me that there's good reasons on both sides of it. He hates all politicians equally. The main thing I agree with you on is the government spending issue. Too many people with cushy jobs and pensions while normal people have to worry about the economy. Obama said he would analyze the budget "line by line" but did he do that? I can't say but I doubt it.