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.

Day687 Monday 07/16/12

ran 3.4 miles
It is exhausting to listen to people like this talk. If you can't create excuses for yourself than this guy has a whole bag of them he is ready to hand out. And if he doesn't have one you like then Frances Fox Piven is sitting right next to him with a whole other sack of racially charged excuses. I don't understand how anybody gets anything done when they focus so much time criticizing everything around them instead of simply working to achieve their goals regardless of circumstance.

Do you honestly think individuals who push these extreme racially charged issues will ever be satisfied? Will there ever be a day, given everything they've demanded, that they will sit back, exhale and say "my work here is done"?

No. Then they wouldn't have a job. I don't care if you're striped, if you're purple or have polka dots. The object is to look in the mirror, recognize your potential, set goals one at a time, and to slowly and patiently pursue the goals you set. If I ever came to realize later on in my life that I wasted all of my time making excuses and complaining about everything I never achieved, and blamed everything around me for my own shortcomings I think I would eventually realize how sad it was that I misused my time and efforts on Earth...and in America, for that matter. This is the United States of America where anyone can do anything if they have enough desire. And if you do lack the desire you don't simply get to pluck it away from someone else and fool yourself that you earned it or deserved it.

The term "middle class" has always bothered me. It is so broad. For example, I think I am middle class but when President Obama speaks and refers to the middle class I have no idea what middle class he is talking about. Nothing he says relates to my middle class condition. I think the vast majority of this entire nation feels they are part of the middle class. What is the alternative---poverty or $250k-plus? It would be far simpler to make a short list of those individuals than to name the endless members of the middle class.

The guy in the video above is basically claiming that if middle class whites vote for Mitt Romney then they must be racist. As ridiculous as that claim is by itself, once again, who is this middle class? Is he referring to $100k-plus earners, $60k-plus earners, or $30-plus far down and how far up are the brackets of the middle class?

I used to get mad at the world I lived in. I used to blame everyone and everything I could think of for how disappointed I was with my circumstances. I blamed any reason I could find for poor decisions that had led me to where I currently was. Then I woke up one day and refused to continue settling for excuses. They get you nowhere. My life isn't anything close to what I thought it would be when I was a naive kid, but I absolutely love it. It is mine, I worked hard for it, I earned it, and I am content with what I have. That feeling is something that can never be replaced by the message in the video above. 

2,080 miles from Lafayette, LA to Washington D.C. and back + 61.8

Here is what happened one year ago on Day322.

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