After a long delay, the ladies found time to sit down and talk about intelligent and political insightfulness and then GarageBand crashed. So then they rushed through another less intelligent, a touch of political and sillier version. Enjoy. Also, if you don’t like the “C” word, skip the first part…sorry Mom.
“When people look back from 2060 on the creation of the American welfare state, they’ll say that FDR, LBJ, and BHO were its main architects, with Roosevelt enshrining the principle of universal social insurance into law and Obama completing the initial promise of the New Deal. Members of Congress who helped him do that will have a place in history. Nobody’s going to be very interested in a story like, ‘Mike Ross served a bunch of years in Congress and people were impressed with his ability to win a relatively conservative district; he didn’t achieve very much and one day he wasn’t in Congress anymore.’
Which is just to say that nobody lasts in office forever, no congressional majority lasts forever, and no party controls the White House forever. But the measure of a political coalition isn’t how long it lasted, but what it achieved. From the tone of a lot of present-day political commentary, you’d think that the big mistake Lyndon Johnson made during his tenure in the White House was that by passing the Civil Rights Act he wound up damaging the Democratic Party politically by opening the South up to the GOP. Back on planet normal, that’s the crowning achievement of his presidency.”—Matt Yglesias (via savingpaper)
Today, I pushed myself further then I have before. 8 miles is daunting. And I’ve been staring at this weekend’s mileage goal for the last month thinking…”God, that’s going to be a rough day.”
Then the weekend came around. I was having a rough running week. It was so rough, I only got one run in out of the three I was suppose to. I was having ankle pain due to an ankle injury I got two years ago after one wild night in New York. I also get shin splints during my runs. When I did my one run this week, my shins hurt so much, I started limping in the middle of it. I only got 2.33 miles in. And that was awful.
Then I did something I shouldn’t have done…I weighed myself. I told myself I wasn’t going to, because I didn’t want it to be about the pounds lost. I’ve tried that…it doesn’t work for me. So I hid my scale in the closet and vowed to not pull it out until I hit my mileage goal. But I was curious. I stepped on the scale and……nothing. Nothing lost…and nothing gain which is great except for the nothing lost part. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t bummed….but I couldn’t stay upset. I had training to do.
Saturday came and I had all intentions of running in the morning. But I had a lunch meeting and didn’t want to be exhausted and winded during it…so I pushed it off to Sunday.
I woke up Sunday and was greeted to a rain downpour. But, I had to get my run in. So I suited up, grabbed a hat, wrapped my ankle and headed out in the rain. I got 7 miles in and it took me 2 hours. I gotta get my time shorter and I need to run more. But…I’ve got 33 days to work on it. And a lot of motivation to get it done.