April 22nd… When I Share My Happiness

“You always hope for a little better than what you are doing.”  Sarah always has the bar set for herself very high, and for good reason.  She has won the 10 race here 3 times and is one of the best women’s multi day runner in the world.

“I wish I had put in a little more training.  But I have no complaints.”

At the end of 3 days Sarah has 213 miles, just 2 off the 215 completed by Manoshri.

“You always come with a lot of enthusiasm but you tend to forget just how hard it is.  You definitely have these really tough moments.”

“I just love the friendship out on the course.  I think it is this shared experience.  I keep thinking that every year.  You could never do this on your own.  It is the fact that we are altogether doing it.”

“Every day I am setting a new target and every day I am failing.”  (laughs) “But what can you do.  That is when the surrender part comes in I guess.”

Richard rushes in to make his 3 day total 168

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When I share
My happiness,
I multiply it.

The board at the start of day 4.

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“I have had to reorganize my goals.”  Ed who is currently 2nd overall with 255 admits to starting the race with very high ambitions.

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“In order to do what I intended to do I would have had to do 97 miles a day.  I am off that schedule.  My average for the last 3 days is 85 miles.  It is not likely that I can maintain that.  I think I can maintain a 70 to 80 miles average.  I am happy with that.”

“I typically have really big goals when I go into a race.”  He admits that his chances of breaking the world record were very slim.  “I like to shoot for the stars.  I don’t hit them most times but it is still fun.”

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“It is a really well organized race.  I am really happy with the way that it is set up.”

I ask Ed about the presence nearby on the board of Kobi and Achim.  “I have learned from experience that I have to run my own race.  I got caught up a little bit competing with those 2 guys.  I really highly respect both of them.  They are very competitive athletes.  I am honored to be on the course with them.  They are veteran 10 day guys.  This is my first time at a 10 day event so I am learning from them.  But I have to run my race.”

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“I love the challenges.  That is why I do these events.  I always love pushing beyond what is perceived to be the limits of my human endurance, mental, and physical.  I am really looking forward to the next 7 days.  I take it one day at a time and many times one hour at  a time and many times one mile at a time.”

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Kobi finished day 3 with 273 miles

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Achim had 233 miles.

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Manoshri leads the women with 215.  She tells me that a stress fracture kept her from running from late fall up into December.

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Her sister Gautami is 3rd with 206

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Yolanda is in 4th with 205 miles

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Keeping the board up to date.

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Ales

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The flowers over for now.

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Ananda-Lahari with 204

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JB in medical

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Volodymyr with 212

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Karteek with 151

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Many of the trees are still blooming.

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Andrey with 196

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Cooks having lunch and being appreciated by Ed

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Vasuprada and Karnayati.

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Michel getting encouraged.

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Michel has 164 miles

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Mahasatya with 182.  Michael Korol who is just behind is on the same lap.

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Shivabakta in medical

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Misha running with a broken arm has 167

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Soren with 201

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Elena with 181

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The leaves are coming

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Bearly making it.

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Stretching

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A horizontal stretch

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Vinati with 178

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Andrey crossing the finish line.

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Sergey

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Budjrgal with 205

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The little ones

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Richard with some fast miles.

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Kimberly has 191 miles

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Girbhu getting a massage.

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Gibhu has 152 miles

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Taking a closer look at Pranjal

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Pedrag with 167

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Georgs with 164 miles

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The 6 day runners are showing up.

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Joe getting into battle before the battle has begun.

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Georges and Erlinda Biondi back for the 3rd year but this year is Erlinda’s turn to run.

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Janos has 160 miles

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Counters

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Not sure of the number or the age group of this one.

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No odor problems

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Working the board

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Sergey

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Oyungerel has 183 miles.

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Listening to the miles go by.

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Getting the miles and getting the picture

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I must share my happiness
With the rest of the world
To make my life
Meaningful and fruitful.

One Comments to “April 22nd… When I Share My Happiness”

  1. Vilas says:

    Hi Utpal,
    I love reading your reports, please keep them coming, thank you!

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