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.

Day224 Sunday 04/10/11

ran 3.1 miles
Today ends week thirty-two of running against Obama. I ran 18.2 miles this week, averaging 2.60 miles per day.

Now that our President and our Congress have managed to agree on a disappointing and postponed 2011 budget, Tuesday begins the budget battle for 2012. If you consider how paramount the 2012 budget battle will be in contrast to the dollars and cents that our president and Congress have been arguing over since October of 2010 for the 2011 budget, this one will be far more prolonged and ugly. Plus, House and Senate seats will be on the table, as well as, a presidential election right around the corner by the time any agreements are taken seriously.

These months leading up to November 6, 2012 are going to be a rollercoaster. This is going to be a momentous election, which will have long-term reverberations pulsing through America’s future. There is a fork in America’s road and one direction or another is going to be taken.

To write or say something profound about America, something that everyone can agree on, is such a challenge because this nation is so big and the people who populate it are so diverse. No one has the answer. There is no answer. Democracy is a trial that has been going on in this country for over two centuries. And if it ever becomes a solution then it will be ruined. America is defined by the concept of individuals taking risks and reaping the reward of their hard work or taking risks and failing and then picking themselves back up again.

1,433.2 miles to go.

1 comment:

  1. "The American story of our past has been a hopeful, helpful narrative," he says. "But it's hard for us to understand that there was a time in this country when the Constitution protected slavery, and it was actually legal"

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