Day 28: Dare To Try

“There is always something to learn, but I believe people need to be interested or have a connection to what they are watching.”  Stutisheel was referring to the possibility of people who are observing this race from far and wide can learn something about themselves and be inspired.

“It is such an unfathomable race, an unfathomable inner journey.  Of endurance, of coping with challenges, and of staying positive no matter what comes.”

“When Sri Chinmoy invited me to do the race in 2004, I had only a slight idea that I could do 5,000 km after my previous longest distance of 100km.  But it somehow became possible.”

Sri Chinmoy Ultra Photo

“I see that many obstacles we have are just in our own minds.  That we limit ourselves. By nature we are limitless, because we are soul, we are spirit.  If we are able to connect with our own higher force I believe there is nothing we cannot do.”

Sri Chinmoy Ultra Photo

Before the interview concluded Stutisheel told a story from 2006 when, his wife Atandra received her spiritual name from Sri Chinmoy. “We were so happy.”

“We were just like kids.  Walking together and smiling like we were in the 7th heaven.”  Stutisheel describes Sri Chinmoy’s unique ability to connect to and inspire people.

“I remember this moment every time I have hard times. Sri Chinmoy’s smile.  He wants us to be happy, and it’s easy actually.”

The board at the start of day 28

Camp

Clock

Soap bubbles

Stutisheel

Wei Ming

Harita

Andrea

Start Day 28

Andrea did 72 miles

His 14th day above 70 miles

He now has 1915 miles

Flower

Swamiji

Wei Ming did 63 miles

He now has 1731 miles

Running well

Flower

Guess who wants to play

Vasu did 62 miles

He now has 1670 miles

Flower

Sri Chinmoy Ultra Photo

Medur marking a laundry bag

Harita did 60 miles

She now has 1657 miles

Doing well

With Brahmata

Flower

Counting

Jason

Takasumi did 58 miles

He now has 1609 miles

With Nina

Flower

Some of the boys after 2 mile race

Sahishnu

Ananda-Lahari did 48 miles

He now has 1534 miles

Flower

“I hope all the runners see me in my new 3100 mile race shirt.”

We are all truly unlimited, if we only dare to try and have faith.

One Comments to “Day 28: Dare To Try”

  1. Olga says:

    So much love, harmony and spirit every day! Miss Enthusiasm singers girls group. Looking for funny stories from runners!))) Thanks, Utpal!

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