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.

Day463 Monday 12/05/11

1,400 Miles!!!

ran 3.5 miles

With only 680 miles to go to reach my goal of running the distance from Lafayette, Louisiana to Washington, D.C. and back, I am proud to say that I am way ahead of schedule and my budget of miles will be at a large surplus by November 6, 2012.

Surplus. What a pleasant word.

Deficit, not so much.

The out of control spending is what really gets me when I step back and look at the whole picture of America. I do not claim to be anything close to a political pundit or a man with an answer for any one single problem our nation faces, but I am frustrated enough with the state of our nation to run 2,080-plus miles over the course of two years, two months, and seven days, just for the opportunity to do something quirky and earn two seconds of other peoples’ attention each night to say with as much conviction and intestinal fortitude that I can conjure up, “Hey! Balance your budget, Washington! You are not a good role model. You do not lead by example. It is an unacceptable shame that we have a $15 trillion debt.

And I don’t blame Barack Obama for our current state. Our problems are a compounded result of many elected officials from both sides of the aisle over a long period of time. However, Barack Obama has been attempting to suffocate the flames of our demise with highly flammable materials soaked in lighter fluid. Our debt is soaring and it is going to get worse before it gets better.

It is disappointing that elections and the candidates campaigning in them are generally placed on a scale of lesser evil rather than greater good. Their ideas are half-empty glasses, which resemble nothing remotely half-full.

Only speaking for myself, my greatest priority is to simply decimate our national debt. Through every possible means, quit spending money. Lead by example. Our federal government should be run the same way any given household is run. Balancing checkbooks, committing to goals, and producing results are not federal government impossibilities. It is insulting how elaborately our politicians waste our time and money. Get out of our way and balance your checkbook!

678.1 miles to go.

Here is what happened one year ago on Day98.

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