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.

Day476 Sunday 12/18/11

ran 3.5 miles
Today ends week sixty-eight of running against Obama. I ran 30.2 miles this week, averaging 4.31 miles per day. Since week one of this campaign a goal I have set for myself was to reach thirty miles in one week. It took sixty-seven weeks to do it, but I have finally reached that goal.

Something I have been curious about for a long time and finally looked into was what exactly happened to Greece and their economy. I vividly remember looking at some videos over a year ago of people violently protesting in Greece and wondering if something like that could ever happen in America. It seemed so distant and impossible at the time, but here we are.

There are some interesting parallels between Greece and America. Greece’s is obviously a much smaller economy than America’s and European currency is a different concept entirely from what we understand in America, but the similarities are relative regardless of size.

In 2009, U.S. born George Papandreou was elected prime minister of Greece as a leader of the Greek socialist party after five years of conservative rule.

In 2008, Barack Obama was elected president of the United States of America as a democrat after eight years of conservative rule.

Papandreou campaigned on and was praised as a man who would revolutionize cultural and political life. He promised that Greece’s brink of bankruptcy could be cured without austerity measures.

Obama campaigned on hope and change. He promised transparency and solutions. He swore to change the way things were done in Washington.

“We need a new start. We need to clean up our act…people are clearly looking for an alternative that is both realistic and visionary. We bear a great responsibility to change the course of the country…we know that we can make it.”

George Papandreou

“I'm happy to get good ideas from across the political spectrum, from Democrats and Republicans. What I won't do is return to the failed theories of the last eight years that got us into this fix in the first place, because those theories have been tested, and they have failed. And that's what part of the election in November was all about.”

Barack Obama

Socialism has been tested, too, Mr. President.

630.0 miles to go.

Here is what happened one year ago on Day111.

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