Day 29: I Chose To Be Here

“It definitely works it just depends on how totally sincerely you can do it.”  A week ago Harita started having some problems with a sore Achilles and I had heard that one of her solutions was to treat the issue with normal therapies but as well focus on her happiness.

“Sri Chinmoy gave a lot of importance to the quality of happiness”  Harita adds that she grew up in a family that strongly supported optimism and happiness.”

“Sri Chinmoy said that even if you don’t feel happy.  If you smile and pretend to be happy it actually helps to make you happy. It really does.  You can be feeling kind of miserable.  You just force yourself to smile.”

Sri Chinmoy Ultra Photo

“Usually there is some little thing to look at.  You can look up at the sky.  It is so beautiful it looks different then it did 10 minutes ago.  There are so many beautiful things if you just look for them.  It will help you identify with something vaster, and outside your own small world.”

“Remember I chose to be here.  I chose to have this experience.  No one is forcing me to do it.  Though it may be a difficult time just now it is the difficult times that where the real blessings are more evident also.”

Sri Chinmoy Ultra Photo

“Physical ailments are complicated.  To a large degree they come from your state of mind.”

Harita says that when she started having achilles problems she wasn’t surprised.  “The more you can have peace and equanimity, and positivity inside your being.  I think people know that.”

Sri Chinmoy Ultra Photo

“It is just a case of making it happen and remembering it when things get tough.  Keep an optimistic and positive outlook.  It makes a big difference in your physical well being and state of health.”

Sahishnu’s week 4 update

The board at the start of day 29



Wei Ming has a hot drink

Andrea arrives early and honors the board

Morning report

Wei Ming




Start Day 29

Andrea makes 2000 miles

He ran 71 miles

Wei Ming congratulates him

1100 more to go


Chandra counting

Pipasa’s birthday

Wei Ming did 63 miles

He now has 1795 miles

Time to play

Well wishers

Funny hat for fun

With Renny his translator

More socks from Taiwan


Nina and Surudhuni

Sharani’s birthday

Vasu did 64 miles

He now has 1734 miles


Nina and Brahmata

Antana’s birthday

Takasumi did 59 miles

He now has 1669 miles


Medur and Swamiji

Stutisheel did 50 miles

He now has 1618 miles


Ananda-Lahari did 42 miles

He now has 1577 miles


Putrima and Gagne bring treats
Everything has to be done
Here on earth
Not tomorrow, but immediately —
Here and now.

3 responses to “Day 29: I Chose To Be Here”

  1. It is so inspiring to see all runners and to hear their running experiences, expressions of feelings at that holy cousre,are so inspiring giving us so much inspiration,energy and happiness though we are far away watching and reading all about them.
    Thanks lot for updating all.

  2. Sending my best wishes and blessings from Down Under to all of these fine souls. Everyday the stories are so inspiring. I have raced against the newbies Lo Wei (in Taiwan many times) as well as Taka (in Tour de France stage race 2015) and have shared many days at Flushing Meadows with Stutisheel and Ananda-Lahari. And Harita worked with us at the Canberra centre some years ago- fantastic strength all and keep on keeping on.

    ……… Martin

  3. Happy birthday to all birthday girls. So much happiness in the photos! Beautiful energy as always at the 3100 mile race.

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