Day 25… Fixed On Your Goal (July 10)

Yesterday Todor had a good day, a really good day.   On his 24th straight day of running he was able to complete 120 laps of the course the most he has been able to do since day one.  For someone to be able to find new strength and speed after so many exhausting and challenging days is  a stark reminder to us all that the 3100 mile race is truly a place of miracles seen and unseen.

When asked about his performance he says in some aspects it is getting easier.  “My mind has become accustomed to the situation, but also there are some more difficult days.  Yesterday my morning was a little bit difficult for me more than usual.”  Todor was having a difficult conversation with his mind which was challenging him with the idea of how difficult it was to do all the mileage that still lay ahead of him.

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Smarana suggested that this was not a good approach.  “We should live day by day, which is much better. Don’t think about one or two thousand miles just accept today.”  The conflict between his mind and body he suggests is something that is unavoidable.

“Today I feel much better.  After some up and down days today I feel very good with good spirits as well.  I have been joking with the guys so today is one of the good days.”

“I am trying not to push myself.  To be smooth and try and flow around the track. To be smooth and avoid tension in the mind.  To keep my way of thinking positive.  To be more inside myself.  When I do that it is easier to do the daily mileage, to stay in a good mood.  It is all connected with the race.”

The Board after 24 days

Camp early

The clock

Ashprihanal stretches

Niriha with chai

Smarana

Kent Moore, a good friend of the race is today’s sponsor

Harita

Ananda-Lahari

Nirbhasa

Harita

Databir greets Vasu

Ushika

Start Day 25

A humid day

Ashprihanal has 1602 miles

He ran 68 miles yesterday

He leads Nirbhasa by 38 miles

Running well

Flower

Garima and her list

Nirbhasa has 1564 miles

He ran 66 miles yesterday

Brother Sadanand is helping him for the next 10 days

If the shoe fits run

The team

Flower

The boys

Vasu has 1517 miles

He ran 67 miles yesterday

Getting help from Niccolai

On his feet

A good day

Flower

Smarana has 1500 miles

He ran 65 miles yesterday

A good day

Flower

Ananda-Lahari has 1479 miles

He ran 60 miles yesterday

He is 23 miles ahead of Harita

Flower

Sahishnu

Mandra

Harita has 1456 miles

She ran 63 miles yesterday

She is 15 miles ahead of Todor and 26 miles ahead of the magic number

Running well

Flower

Anita

Todor has 1441 miles

He ran 65 miles yesterday

He is 11 miles ahead of the magic number

Flower

Todor

Jadranka

Ushika has 1281 miles

He ran 52 miles yesterday his best since day 12

With Max

Pipasa’s elephant

Flower

The hug

“I know I am going off my diet but at least the label says it is gluten free.”

Poem of the Day held by Arpan

Every day
I feed on my Lord’s
Compassion-Eye-Beauty.

Sri Chinmoy

July 10th, 2006

Enthusiasm Awakeners

Keep your eyes fixed
On your Goal;
Obstacles come
Only to go.

5 Comments to “Day 25… Fixed On Your Goal (July 10)”

  1. Hridayinee Williams says:

    I loved the music, Utpal, good choice! And Todor’s simple yet deep philosophy! They’re all doing so well…Go runners!!!

  2. Kamaneeya says:

    Go, go runners, you are all so inspiring!!! You can do it!

  3. Kedar says:

    I love Utpal’s drone skill

  4. Nirmala says:

    I love Utpal’s fast writing skill

  5. Akbota says:

    Would be so nice to hear the interviews with Garima and Bahula.

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