Day 14: A Deeper Sense Of Everything

For all the runners at the race, time is a precious commodity.  From the other side of the sidewalk it is easy to not be disciplined about what we do and just how long we spend performing the essential tasks of our day.  Not to mention the gluttonous distractions that are nearly unavoidable.

Harita has 18 hours in which to cover as many laps of the school as she possibly can.  Yesterday she ran 63 miles and has a 13 day total of 815 miles.

“One thing that’s funny about this race is that every day is so long.  Every day is a big day and yet all the days kind of roll by.  It is hard to believe that it is already day 14.”

Sri Chinmoy Ultra photo

“I think doing this race you get a sense that time is actually so fluid.  It helps you get not too worried about the time in each day.”

Sri Chinmoy Ultra photo

“I have breaks at set times.  I kind of have an idea how many laps I should do by certain times. But I try not to get too in the mind about it.  Because otherwise it becomes so mechanical, and that’s not the point of the race.  The point of the race is to go far beyond that mechanical state and have faith that time is able to be stretched and shrunk as needed in a spiritual sense.”

Sri Chinmoy Ultra Photo

“I think it is important to bring everything from the race into your ordinary life.  It is such a big part of the race.  Progress and illumination and to become more divine.  All of those things are so important.  So I think it is very important to bring these experiences we have of going beyond time of really feeling a deeper sense of everything into our ordinary life.”

A short interview with running great Ted Corbitt

The Board at the start of Day 14

Camp

Clock

Peterson and Medur

Rupantar

Stutisheel

Andrea

Ananda-Lahari

Wei Ming ready to run

Harita

Start Day 14

Andrea ran 64 miles

He now has 906 miles and leads Wei Ming by 70 miles

Flower

Wei Ming did 62 miles

He now has 836 miles

He leads Harita by 21 miles

Flower

Stutisheel did 63 miles

He now has 790 miles

Flower

Vasu did 47 miles

He now has 785 miles

Having a small dog break

Flower

Takasumi did 60 miles

He now has 776 miles

Doing well

Flower

Ananda-Lahari did an incredible 75 mile day

He now has 770 miles

He is now just 20 miles off the pace.

Flower

At first
Everything is surprising.
Then slowly and steadily
Everything becomes illumining.

One Comments to “Day 14: A Deeper Sense Of Everything”

  1. PMcP says:

    =====
    My mind likes
    Long journeys.
    My heart loves
    Uncharted shores.

    —Sri Chinmoy, Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants, Part 79 (#7,840)
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    Harita is such an exceptional person. She has run the equivalent of over 31 marathons by the end of 13 days and yet can answer clearly and thoughtfully such an intriguing interview question.
    Thanks for the nice historic video of Ted Corbitt — I’ll bet he’d be so proud of each of these runners and how the Race has evolved 🙂

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