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.

Day691 Friday 07/20/12

ran 3.4 miles
First comes the shock, then the anger, and then the blame. It is a tragedy what happened today. The events that unfolded today in Colorado's first hour in that movie theater are beyond imagination. But, at the risk of sounding insensitive to the immediate loss of life suffered today, stolen away by this demented individual, this event is going to lead to a lot of second amendment discussions in the coming weeks. Should Americans have the right to bear arms or should they not?

This is a very divided issue and the government gears are grinding ever closer to abolishing our second amendment rights in America. I support the right to own a gun and I thoroughly encourage as many Americans as possible to utilize this Constitutional right. 

As much as our parents, our upbringings, our American way of life, and our government want to assure us that we are absolutely safe and that life is an experience with no perils or dangers, it is naive to assume that things like this cannot happen to you. The only solution is to be prepared and to be capable of defending yourself when psychos like this cross your path. As Americans, we have insurance policies on just about everything in our lives that could possibly go wrong. Having the ability to defend yourself in unexpected, chaotic situations like what happened in Colorado is an insurance policy that a vast majority of Americans completely disregard.

There are many gun owners who often emerge as heroes for being armed in a situation that they did not anticipate but felt the need to defend themselves from and to protect others from should it emerge, but those stories are not often reported because they are not filled with tragedy like the story we are all reading and hearing about today.

There is nothing proper or correct to say after a day like this. Makes you realize just how precious life is and how quickly and meaninglessly it can be snatched away.

2,080 miles from Lafayette, LA to Washington D.C. and back + 75.2

Here is what happened one year ago on Day326.

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