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.

Day211 Monday 03/28/11

ran 9.0 miles
I ran my longest distance tonight, not only of this campaign, but the longest distance I’ve ever run in my thirty-two years. When I started this blog the running aspect of it was, I hesitate to say, a goal set to draw attention to the blog. But it was also certainly an effort to express to others just how seriously and passionately I disagree with the direction America is heading with Barack Obama at the Captain’s wheel, and how motivated I am to contribute anything I can to get his hands off of it, regardless of how few people may follow this blog.

The point I am making is that when I started running I was mildly excited at first until the reality hit me of exactly what I had taken on. I went from not running but maybe every once in a while to running every single day. Now that it has been nearly seven months, I never anticipated that I would be capable of running nine straight miles after work on a Monday.

I don’t usually run such distances from week to week but I am working toward a goal of running a half-marathon (thirteen miles) in the near future. Every two or three weeks I do a lengthy run, one mile longer than the last, and I am trying to work my way to thirteen. I’ve done a seven-mile, an eight-mile, and tonight was the nine-mile.

I confess that I absolutely dread the anticipation of having to do these runs. It’s nice once you’re through, and it’s not so bad to be halfway through, but to be only two miles deep on a nine-mile run can be overwhelming.

1,469.7 miles to go.


  1. Proud of you for reaching so many milestones (pun intended). Nine miles is amazing--you are amazing!

  2. You got that!