Month: July 2016

  • July 11… Go On and On

    “It is perfect weather.  Perfect temperature but there could be a few more clouds.” Yesterday Ashprihanal finished up his 22nd day of running on the course.  Most will know of course that he has been here many times before.  That in fact this is the 14th time he has spent his summer running around Thomas […]

  • July 10… To Inspire Each Other

    “Sometimes it seems to go slow and sometimes time seems to go fast.” For all of us unhurried observers of the race, the passing of 3 full weeks seems like a significant milestone.  It is also a convenient handle in order to somehow grasp the unwielding dimensions of the race. On the other hand, for […]

  • July 9… No Mind No Form

    “It is wonderful.  It is so great.  It is such a difference.  It could not be better.”  (Surasa) For all the runners of the 3100 mile race the weather on this quiet Saturday morning is extraordinarily perfect.  Grey skies, a light breeze, and the temperature will not rise above the mid 70’s (23 C). This […]

  • July 8… Part Of My Life

    You may not see them physically at the race all that much, their creations however are always present.  From the moment Nirjharini and her fellow cooks food appears at the race it vanishes quickly but not mysteriously. It is tasty, it is wholesome, and it is the nutritional foundation for every step the runners take […]

  • July 7… Discovering New Experiences

    “Another beautiful hot day.” For Ananda-Lahari nearly every day here is a beautiful one.  And this being his 12th summer in a row at the race, he is not unfamiliar with how the heat and sticky humidity can come along and simply smother most peoples enthusiasm to even move little alone run. He say that […]

  • July 6… Deep Within

    “Circumstances have brought me over for the entirety of the race.” Nirbhasa, who is currently living in Iceland,  is a welcome presence at the 3100 mile race this year. Just as he was last year when he was actually running here for the first time.  Which, to no ones surprise, he completed in 51 days […]

  • July 5… So Much Progress Here

    “It is hard.” Baladev’s description of the race this morning is by far the simplest and most direct response you could possibly ask for. In their own way, each of the other runners would probably echo this same sentiment.  Even the most astute observer of the race cannot really grasp the dimensions or the supreme […]

  • July 4…Unlimited Power of the Heart

    If Stutisheel had for some reason decided not to run around Thomas Edison High School these past 15 days, and instead headed South west.   He would have, as of this morning, nearly made it to Memphis. A distance of 890 miles. This 46 year old Ukranian born runner has spent a lot of summers […]

  • July 3… Touches Your Heart

    Last night Shamita finished up 2 weeks of running here with another good day.  She completed 62 miles and has now done 867 miles. This morning as we run together I joke and suggest that since she has run 1,000 miles before, this current distance is Old Hat for her. (an expression used to refer […]

  • July 2… Happiness Of My Soul

    “People are asking me how am I doing, and how am I moving?  I tell them very well and I am also moving very well.” “Because of my condition I cannot move very fast, but what I can do is focus on my consciousness.  So that I can do.  I can smile and be happy.” […]