“I feel so much warmth here and the people are so nice.”
“I qualified for the race and was invited.”
“When I first arrived I thought that I would compete but now I no longer feel like a competitor. Now I just want to be part of it.”
When asked if the course felt like a new home, “Taiwan is home of course, but many people are coming to meet me here. Strangers are coming to cheer me up, and right now my condition is very good. I don’t have any injuries. I am very happy here.”
” Before I came I thought that breaking records was very important. But now I realize that doing my best is just part of the process. I just want to cherish the experience of being here.”
As for returning and running the race again Wei Ming responds humbly that he would like to but since there are so few places he doesn’t want to take away an opportunity from some other runner who also would like to run.
“I feel as though I am living in the moment. I really like my day to day experiences.” Wei Ming adds that if he was unable to run here again he might like to come back and volunteer.
“I am really enjoying the moments here. If I come again I want to make every moment meaningful.”
This morning a mysterious moment came when Wei Ming brought out a pair of sandals and wrote 3,000 km on them and then tied a balloon to them and placed them by a chair. In a short while it was realized that he was subtly and humbly informing everyone that he was about to set a new standard for that distance and this was his method of letting all of us to know.
The board of course is set up in miles and without Sahishnu present the race statistician the mark in kilometers was not easily visible.
Sahishun was aware of the mark and recorded Wei Ming’s time ws 29 days, 1 hour, 18 minutes, 12 seconds
The board at the start of day 30
Camp including Peterson
Andrea checking the mileage report
Lights camera Harita
Start Day 30
Andrea did 71 miles
He now has 2058 miles
Medur and Ashirvad technical support
Vasu did 64 miles
He now has 1799 miles
Being helped by Vajra
Harita did 59 miles
Shr now has 1777 miles
Takasumin did 59 miles
He now has 1728 miles
postman has arrived
Stutisheel did 47 miles
He now has 1666 miles
Tatyana with flower
Ananda-Lahari did 61 miles
He now has 1638 miles
Pranika with beautiful berries
To look at the present moment.
My way is to see
Only good things
In the present moment.
2 responses to “Day 30: Live In The Moment”
Thanks for another great interview with Lo Wei Ming– I’m inspired to buy running sandals!
Wei Ming brings us so much joy!