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.

Day356 Saturday 08/20/11

ran 2.6 miles
I am getting close to reaching one year of running against Obama. Today is the day that one year ago I decided I was going to take on this campaign until November 6, 2012. This idea had struck me in a McDonald’s drive through in Lafayette. My wife was driving and we were talking about how helpless we felt as people under a presidential administration and a congress we disagreed so much with.

At this time, Obamacare and the stimulus package were still fresh in our minds. At this time our president was saying things to the effect of “if Republicans want to get on the bus they can get on but they will have to sit in the back”. Now this man is basically campaigning on how partisan and unfair Republicans are. He will be campaigning on blame after such arrogant comments like the one cited above.

This campaign started as a result of getting so fed up and tired of hearing so many people complain about the same things in Washington going on every day. And every time someone finished their rant or tirade, red in the face, sweating and panting, they would throw their hands up in the air and say something like “But what can you do about it?”

This was when the idea hit me. If this guy does end up getting elected again, which is somehow quite possible, I want to contribute something, anything I can, to make Barack Obama a one-term president. By continuing to run these miles and to post on this blog every day I feel that if he does get reelected and my children or grandchildren one day ask me, “How did things get to this point? Why was I born into such debt that I did not ask for? Why didn’t you do anything about it? How could you and so many others let America get to this point?”---if they ever ask me questions like these I simply want to be able to tell them I did try.

So there it is.

1,023.8 miles to go.


  1. He never said "back of the bus". Subtle difference. It can't be denied that what he said was partisan though.


  2. Couldn't remember the exact quote, that's why I introduced it as "something to the effect of..."