Day 31: New Goal In My Life

” When I look at it from the stand point of that it took 26 days to complete half way It feels that it has passed so quickly.  But when I look closely at each day, the day feels like a whole month or even a year.”

“Back in my university days my aim was to be selected to be a member of a team which competes in the Hakone Ekiden.( very popular relay marathon competition.) “But I was not selected.  I was so beaten by that fact that I stopped running altogether.”

Sri Chinmoy Ultra Photo

“But then I wanted to have a new goal in my life and that is when I first started thinking of ultra distance running.”

Sri Chinmoy Ultra Photo

“Now finally to see myself here in the ultimate race in ultra running has become my goal in my life.”

Sri Chinmoy Ultra Photo

“It is very difficult to say right now at this point whether or not what I will gain when I cross the finish line.  Then maybe even when I cross the finish line I still may not know what I have gained.  Maybe it is something that I will only realize after some months or even years.  At this point I don’t know anything.”

The board at the start of day 31

Camp

Clock

Takasumi and Nina

Rupantar

Ananda-Lahari

Sri Chinmoy Ultra Photo

The boys

Nina and Wei Ming

Harita

Andrea

Start day 31

Andrea did 70 miles

He now has 2128 miles

Flower

Samahita

Wei Ming did 63 miles

 

He now has 1922 miles

Doing well

Flower

A gathering

Vasu did 62 miles

He now has 1861 miles

Getting a massage

With Wei Ming

Flower

Anjali updates the board

Harita did 60 miles

She now has 1837 miles

With Brahmata

Green

Breakfast arrives

Stutisheel did 58 miles

He now has 1724 miles

Flower

Sahishnu

Ananda-Lahari did 62 miles

He now has 1700 miles

Race prayer

Flower

Ashirvad and Rupantar
Vajra
Each day
I have a new goal,
And this goal
Lives beyond the horizon.

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