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.

Day350 Sunday 08/14/11

ran 1.4 miles
Today ends week fifty of running against Obama. I ran 19.3 miles this week, averaging 2.76 miles per day.

I have a funny story I would like to share with you today. My wife and I started a tradition of taking my two nieces and my nephew out to lunch for their birthdays each year, followed by a trip to a toy store. Today was my nephew’s turn. His birthday was earlier in the month and he had no problem with us extending his birthday until now to take him anywhere he wanted to eat and to pick out his own birthday gift. He turned eight years old this month and he is well beyond his years in politeness, maturity, and he apparently even keeps up with political current events.

As we began backing out of the driveway my nephew was having some trouble buckling his seatbelt in the backseat. I reached back to help him and I asked him what he had gotten for his birthday, if he had a good day, you know, general birthday questions anyone might ask their eight year old nephew. As I got him buckled up and I turned back around to put the car in drive he came from out of nowhere with, “Yeah, my birthday is the same as Obama’s.”

Coincidentally, it is indeed the same day. The last thing I had expected today was for my nephew to bring up Obama. We were not exactly sure what to say so we told him that it was pretty cool to have the same birthday as a president. Then we asked him if he had learned about Barack Obama in school.

“Yeah, we learn about Obama. I don’t like him. He’s ruining the world.” These words coming out of the mouth of my eight-year-old nephew were as unexpected as they were just simply bizarre. I didn’t think children at that age held such opinions.

Obviously, my nephew was only repeating words and ideas he had heard from adults, but it was still the cutest, most unprovoked outcry against Barack Obama I have ever heard.

1,041.5 miles to go.

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