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.

Day615 Saturday 05/05/12

August 5, 1964-May 4, 2012

ran 3.6 miles
As we all get older there is one thing that becomes very clear. We each only have so many opportunities to grasp, harness, and drive whatever it is we are motivated to achieve. Many pass life choices off to procrastination, laziness, or even the delusion that something or someone else will pick up the tab for our own shortcomings later on. Many are simply satisfied with doing nothing but wondering and wandering aimlessly. But, many more give up on themselves way too early, becoming frustrated with what they do not have but feel they somehow deserve, which is in direct opposition to what some others do have and actually earned.

The death of Adam Yauch is a big one for me. I turn 34 this month and I have found that as I get older my own mortality becomes thicker and thicker of a realization as my childhood heroes slowly begin to pass away. Adam Yauch, among many other giants I have always looked up to and have been influenced by since I was eight-years-old was a pioneer in an industry and style that no one else has been able to replicate or even attempt to challenge in the last twenty-six years. The Beastie Boys are the Beastie Boys. You can't compare them. What the Beastie Boys accomplished was absolutely amazing. These three individuals defined themselves, lived their definitions, and committed to their meanings.

If you are wondering why I posted about Adam Yauch and the Beastie Boys on a blog that is determined to do everything it can to make Barack Hussein Obama a one-term president, the reason is simple. No government has ever painted a "Guernica", no government has ever written an "On the Road" or "Grapes of Wrath", no government has ever composed a symphony that brings tears to your eyes or even a theory of relativity. And no government has ever defined a culture and its time as boldly as the Beastie Boys did.

Our president discourages the success that adversity and determination have strengthened our country with over the last nearly 250 years. Adam Yauch did not co-found the Beastie Boys with a government handout or food stamps. This guy simply followed his dream regardless of the outcome, realizing that it is better to try and fail than to not try at all, and he succeeded. You have to respect that...or do you? I would venture to say that 50% of the people in this country do not respect hard work or determination, the likes of which Adam Yauch possessed, and that 50% of this country is unfortunately convinced that they vicariously deserve some of his beads of sweat, gritty tears, and weary blood that he worked so hard to bleed. 

Point is, Adam Yauch (MCA) was one outstanding human being. He was talented, he worked hard for what he earned, and he by all means deserved it. He is a glowing example of how much can be achieved by simply pursuing your interests to no end and completely disregarding the news of the day and the government before you. 

181.5 miles to go. 

Here is what happened one year ago on Day250.

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