Month: July 2014

  • July 31: Inward To My Heart

    I make a joke with Yuri this morning.  He is running so fast and easy. So relaxed and comfortable it is almost as though he could not possibly have been here, doing this very hard thing for 46 straight days. Where are you going? I ask. “Inward to my heart.  I am in a hurry […]

  • July 30: Happiness of the Heart

    Early this morning Nidhuvi came by me and spontaneously recited the daily Prayer. The Happiness of the the heart Expedites the speed of the body Guru Sri Chinmoy July 30th 2007 She told me it was going to be her motto for the rest of the day and continued on her way around the course.  […]

  • July 29: Today We Celebrate

    It is a scene he can never grow tired of and of course neither can we.  We who have watched his long odyssey unfold before us over these past 44 days and even longer.   For it is a run that began in many ways 4 years earlier.  One that can never be mistaken for […]

  • July 28: Push Limits

    “My first race was a new experience (2011) and I had this child attitude.  Everything was interesting and exciting.  So I was discovering limits and speed, and things like that.  My second race was a little competitive.  I was discovering new athletic sides to my character.  In my third race I was mostly inside myself.  […]

  • July 27: Summer of Grace

    Enthusiasm, enthusiasm, God’s main food, He begs me to eat For my good. Sri Chinmoy, Enthusiasm, part 1, December 19, 1999 Their performance lasts less than an hour.  Their audience, if you can call them that, rarely hears more than a snatch from a phrase of any of the perhaps dozen songs they sing each […]

  • July 26: That Is What The Race Is About

    By day 11 last year Sarah Barnett could see her dream slipping away and there was absolutely nothing she could do to hang onto it. As one of the best ultra distance runners in the world, coming to do the Self Transcendence 3100 mile race was going to be the ultimate challenge for her.  Something […]

  • July 25: One Dream Together

    “He is very close to me.  Many times people mix us up when they see us.  We are very similar.  I am sometimes mistaken for Vasu but with Volodymyr it is more often.  But it is not just an outer similarity.  But also a deep inner oneness.  Volodymyr is very strong inwardly.  He has strong […]

  • July 24: Beginning Of A Beautiful Life.

    “Think of how beautiful it is that we have come to this moment.  Our previous lives and this life have brought us to this divine space, that we are taking up. This is very unusual.  It can be compared to a mini avatar.  These runners and everyone are stabilizing the negative and the positive here […]

  • July 23: Why

    “It was my second year here and it was my last day and I was just so exhausted.  I knew that I had to finish in 52 days and I was pushing like anything, and it was afternoon.  I was completely dead at that point.  I was passing somewhere here, (points to a light pole) […]

  • July 22: Friendship

    It was probably the best race he ever ran.  It was also his very first attempt to run for 24 hours.  It was being held  on a track in London by a group who were doing something brand new as well for them.  It was a first for lots of people in a way. It […]