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.

Day636 Saturday 05/26/12

ran 2.9 miles 
No politics today. I stumbled across this video and it reminded me, as life tends to do every once in a while, what is really important. This is the gluey resin that stars and earth and human beings are all put together with. It is the God-given itch, the compulsion, the instinct, the driven desire to simply make the one you love as happy as possible, to make family members and friends feel as special as they deserve to feel, and to just appreciate this gift of life. We are all nothing more than billions of scratches on a tiny blue marble floating in space, but we often forget how remarkable that is and we tend to lose sight of how special it is that we are right here, right now. 

I turned thirty-four yesterday, my first child will be born in the next few days, and I have no problem admitting the video above made me cry a little. Every once in a while, we get these moments of clarity. We see everything just as it is, and, being able to step back for a moment, to take inventory of existence and to process in a mere matter of moments, everything, for lack of a better term---it is humbling. 

But then the moment is over. We are sucked right back into the constant distractions that distort a reality we would all prefer but rarely ever find a way to grasp in any other form than few and far between moments. 

108.7 miles to go. 

Here is what happened one year ago on Day271.

1 comment:

  1. Well said! Life is good! We are blessed!