Day 34: Impossible Becomes Inevitable

Over the past few days Andrea’s mileage has spiked.  Consistently in the 70 – 71 mile range it has gone up to two days in a row of 76 miles.

“Yes it is a big jump.  I guess I am losing quite a bit of weight.  So I am getting lighter and lighter.  I feel it helps somehow.”

“I try to eat as clean as possible, no junk food. I try to have a good sleep at night.  So I am always trying to improve small details.  In the end they make a big difference.”

Sri Chinmoy Ultra Photo

When asked if he is motivated to transcend his previous time in the race.  “I see the possibility, so I have it in mind.  But the race is so long you never know what is going to happen.”

“I have a daily goal and I have a final goal as well.  So for me the race is something that evolves day by day, and I try to do my best.”

“Yesterday what seems to be impossible.  Today it will be possible.  Tomorrow it will be inevitable.”

“Somehow I knew I could do the job.  I try not to push too much.”

“Somehow it is true I did a big jump.  70 to 76 somehow it is a big jump.  I am happy I can kind of hold it.”

“My opinion is that probably 70 to 80% of the race is mental power.  You have to be focused.  You must have determination, and will power.  You cannot give an inch to relaxation.  You cannot slow down or let things slide even a little bit.  Otherwise you collapse.”  Andrea suggests that if he were to slacken his focus things could tumble around him like dominoes.

“So I try to be super focused and super concentrated. I don’t even smile sometimes.” (Which then made  us both laugh out loud.)

The board at the start of day 34





Wei Ming




Start day 34

Wei Ming did 62 miles

He now has 2110 miles

Doing well


Sarita and Medur

Special deliver Suradhuni


Vasu did 66 miles

He now has 2054 miles

Receiving mail

Doing well


Sasha cleaning Vasu’s shoes


Harita did 62 miles

She now has 2017 miles

Doing well



A man who wanted his picture taken

Antana and Sveta

Takasumi did 58 miles

He now has 1966 miles

Making 2000 miles

Photo by Garima


Sahishnu explaining a scoring error

Stutisheel did 57 miles

He now has 1906 miles


Anupam with mail for Andrea

Ananda-Lahari did 45 miles

He now has 1841 miles



I begin by imagining
The impossible
And end by accomplishing
The impossible.

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