Day 27…Flow Of Grace (July 14)

“It was something really significant.”  Harita tells me about making the half way point last night around 10 pm. Just by itself it is of course a great achievement for her.  The distance of 1550 miles representing a total nearly 3 times further than she has ever run before.

But time and making laps are the crucial non negotiable building blocks of the 3100.  Both she and Yolanda, who was just a half lap behind her, still had to make the unbudgable quota of 109 laps.   Something they both managed to achieve in the fading minutes of the day.  So the festivities were abbreviated but still celebratory.

“Quite a few people were there to cheer us on.  I was really grateful.  In all sincerity I didn’t even know for sure if I would make it past the first day. So half way is something really special.”

Photo by Mandra

“Yolanda finished just a half a lap behind me.  So I waited and we got a photo together.  That was really nice.”

“We both are just trying to do 109 laps a day.  For me I am not competing.  We both just happened to be at the same point.  It is nice to have someone else there.  I am sure on some level we do inspire each other.”

photo by Mandra

“The day before she was feeling really sad that she wasn’t going to do 109 laps.  I told her it is okay.  We both have a cushion of a few miles.  We doing okay, so it is like we are in this together.”

“I was already friends with Kaneenika before the race.  She gave me a lot of advice beforehand.  That was really helpful.  She is always like my sister supporting me.  Nidhruvi I didn’t really know her before the race and now I am just so grateful that she is here.”

“I think the Supreme inspired her to do the race so that I would have someone near.  She is totally like a big sister she has so much experience and she is always encouraging me.  Giving me advice and she is really fun as well.”

Harita says that the boys as well are like her brothers.  She is inspired when they too offer encouragement and advice.  “It makes such a difference.  Particularly when it comes from people who have done it before.  They know what the race is all about.  I feel like I am the baby out here.  So I take any advice.”

“I feel in one sense that I am in a flow of grace.  Today feels like a hard day for me because I realize that now I have to do the whole thing over again (1550 miles).  I go wow, how is that ever going to happen.  It is only going to be by God’s grace that it is at all possible.”

“It is a real opportunity to really live your life depending on grace, on faith, and on gratitude.  In your regular life you can kind of try and get by without being aware of those qualities.  In this race you really have to.”

“Definitely I am a lot happier than I ever imagined would have been.  That was really such a big surprise.”

Grace infinite is needed
From Above
To change humanity’s face.

A surprisingly cool wet day

The board at the start of Day 27

Alan and Yuri

A cap

Vajra

New web camera

Yuri

Andrey

Smarana

Harita

Boys

Camp

Nidhruvi

Vasu

Shoes

Kaneenika

Start Day 27

Harita and Yolanda start their first lap together

Vasu had a good day with 64 miles

He now has 1747 miles

Flower

Nirbhasa did 60 miles

He now has 1680 miles

Still having some tummy problems so Bahula is trying to see if Pepto Bismal helps

2 years ago at this point he had 137 less miles

Flower

Kaneenika did 62 miles

She now has 1635 miles

Running particularly well this morning

Flower

Smarana did 62 miles

He now has 1609 miles

26 miles behind Kaneenika

A bit of green

Yolanda had 59 miles

At 1550 last night

photo by Mandra

Finished the day with 1556 miles

Be happy

Harita did 59 miles

Doing her skit

Day 27. Play by Harita and Nidhruvi

She now has 1556 with a 6 mile cushion

Doing well

Flower

Sergey did 47 miles

He now has 1465 miles

Rain

Flower

Andrey did 51 miles

He now has 1445 miles

A bit of green

Nidhruvi did 53 miles

She now has 1389 miles

Telling jokes

Flower

Ananda-Lahari did 46 miles

He now has 1323 miles

Flower

Swamiji

A bit of green

Alan sharing a photo taken by Wendy of drying laundry in Scotland

3 happy bees in the garden

Lots of good qualities still available

Sahishnu arriving at 10

“Cross my heart I would never take a cookie without asking.”

Nishta reads the Daily Prayer

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I seek Grace
In every step I take
To see the Face
Of my Beloved Supreme.

2 Comments to “Day 27…Flow Of Grace (July 14)”

  1. Bigalita says:

    What a polite squirrel we are having today!

  2. Xenia says:

    What a rain!
    Nice play of Nidhruvi and Harita!!
    What a prayerful squirrel:) Surely everybody prays for this superproject! Sending good thoughts to runners!

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