Month: July 2012

  • July 31: One Race

    “Like a Deni-God, a chariot, coming in sunshine, in God’s glory.  Very Uplifting.  It was really nice.”……Sarvagata   On seeing Grahak’s finish “I have learned a lot from Grahak.  I admire his qualities as a runner and as a person.  Ideally we run our own races.  I run my race and he runs his race, but […]

  • July 30: In And Through Us

    “I think my mind says, O I have to get it done and get out of here.  But your heart wants to savor and be grateful and value the experience and the feeling.”…Grahak The morning is cool here at the 3100 mile race, a perfect day to run.  A lid of clouds has slipped across […]

  • July 29: The Last Step

    On May 29th 1953, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were on the verge of becoming the first men to summit Mount Everest.  They were already at nearly 29,000 feet and between them and the summit was one last sheer vertical rock face 40 feet high.  It was not something that they had not taken into […]

  • July 28: Common Goal

    “I have got a present for you, it is from Australia.” 2 nights ago while Grahak was running on the far side of the course a friend of his came by on a bicycle and told him this. At this point he had been on the course for close to 14 hours and run about […]

  • July 27: Enthusiasm God’s Main Food

    Most of the sidewalks in New York city are long, straight and predictable.  It is a big city with lots of people wanting to travel many places quickly.  Many years ago city planners came up with the good idea of simply assigning numbers to all the streets roads and thoroughfares.  So as the busy populace […]

  • July 26: Divine Flow

    “You suffer so little in comparison to what you gain inwardly, which is unimaginably big.”…Pushkar Today is the beginning of the 40th day for all the runners here.  The number itself is a bold milestone on the long road that is now stretching across nearly all off the full wide bright face of summer.  Over […]

  • July 25: Seek My Limits

    “I am really really grateful to have this experience now in the race that I can really run.  Nothing is bothering me.  There are many experiences that you can have in the race and this one I didn’t have yet.  I have the joy now of being able to seek my limits.  Because if you have […]

  • July 24: Encouragement

    “Watching all the other people joining in on the running. They encourage other people.  I find that so exciting.” Larry Washington knows this little block in Queens just about better than anybody else.  He has been a caretaker at Thomas Edison High School for 25 years and most mornings he is out around the school […]

  • July 23: To Make Progress

    “The physical is not the main factor in the race, although you use the physical to keep moving forward.  But something else is happening.  That soul’s world, that reality is what I am trying to think of more today.”….Arpan For some months now Arpan has been dreaming about this day, his 60th birthday.   Clearly […]

  • July 22: This Place Is Paradise

    “From my inner feeling from the first day for me this place is paradise.” Vasu We all like to construct from time to time an imaginary perfect world in our minds.  Unleash the power of our thoughts and allow them to rise up to celestial heights and visit a fanciful haven of our own making.  […]