Month: July 2014

  • July 21: Champions All

    If this picture were to stand alone by itself I have no idea what the caption would read to accompany it.  For a photographer to see 3 smiling runners coming up the course towards you is a golden opportunity.  But as a fan of the race, there is a significance to this particular moment for […]

  • July 20: Something New To Achieve or Become

    “I had a lot of fun yesterday.  I wish all my days could be like that.  It wasn’t a struggle at all.  The whole day there was no problem with anything.” Most days the runners struggle just to make their usual laps.  Pace and push themselves throughout the 18 hours they have on the course […]

  • July 19: Simplicity Of Running

    In British distance running there are 2 names that stand out above all the rest.  Don Ritchie and Steve Jones each set records that have lasted for more than 30 years.  In some ways there was a similarity about their approach to the sport, even though the distances they each competed at were at the […]

  • July 18: Impossible Until It’s Done

    He spent 27 years of his life in prison. It was such a harsh place that he was allowed to receive only one visitor per year.  He grew up in a world that gave him few rights and precious little freedom.  Yet when he emerged from prison he left his bitterness and despair behind him.  […]

  • July 17: Deep Inner Peace

    “A few days ago when I made my Peace Prayer movie it was such a good experience.  It was for me at least, but I also believe it was for everybody.” Prayer For Peace Who knows exactly how the inspiration first came to Stutisheel.  He like several other runners are making their own daily […]

  • July 16: Beyond Our Imagination

    “Tarit told me yesterday, you have gone through 1800 miles.  He could have said any number he wanted.  You are running along and the days have gone by and you see the numbers 1800 on the board.  You just feel the same tiredness.  There could have been any numbers at all.  They just don’t mean […]

  • July 15: Measureless Miles

    “The rain is outside.  Happiness is inside.  They do not mix.  I love rain very much.  I call rain my friend, and when it comes I am very happy.” “I understand that other runners do not like rain very much.  But rain doesn’t ask us when it comes.  Therefore I am very happy when it […]

  • July 14: Something Amazing

    “The course is what we make of it.  It is always there.  Everybody makes of it what their current need and current capacity is suggesting to them.  And this is for everybody, whether they are spiritually minded or spiritually hearted or not.  They are still getting something.”…Teekshanam “People who live nearby come out during the […]

  • July 13: My Favorite Place

    “It is my favorite place.” By all outer appearances there is nothing about this simple sidewalk, that goes around a school and a park that would ever make it onto any travelers must see lists.    Visitors to New York, like Suprabha, could easily find more beautiful and more interesting sites than this. It is […]

  • July 12: Such A Gift

    “I think he is highly motivated by knowing how many people are inspired by him taking on this, really unimaginable task.  This event is something that people can’t understand.  There is no way to even mentally imagine it.”…..Casey friend of Ray “People can imagine a 100 miles if they try hard.  Other runners can at […]