Day 37: Transcend Myself

Wei Ming officially joined the long distance club in 2005 when he participated in his first 100 km race.  It was something he says he didn’t expect after first running a marathon.  “I ran more than 4 hours.  I didn’t expect it would be so hard.  I didn’t realize that pacing was so important for a marathon.” He felt he did not do well.

“I enjoy now the slow pace of ultramarathons.  I enjoy the slowness and being relaxed.”

Sri Chinmoy Ultra Photo

Wei Ming’s strategy he says is to limit his daily distance to 100km.  A number which he feels is his physical limit.  “It makes sense to me to run this way for 3100 miles. I know what my limitations are.”

“For 32 days I ran more than 100 km.  I have never done this before. I was surprised I could do it but at the same time I started missing home and my family so it gave me mixed feelings. I feel sad at the same time.”

“I feel so much wisdom from Sri Chinmoy.  I feel I am transcending myself here. I appreciate the opportunity to be here.”

Sri Chinmoy Ultra Photo

Wei Ming first ran a Sri Chinmoy marathon team race in 2014. He says he is not a follower but feels he identifies and is inspired by many of the beliefs and philosophy of Sri Chinmoy.

Sri Chinmoy Ultra Photo

A few days ago he felt like he was hitting the wall, “but in spite of that I am learning a lot about myself and just how important running is to me.  I really appreciate the opportunity to be here.”

The board at the start of day 37

Camp

Kodanda

Takasumi

Rupantar

Medur sweeping leaves

Vasu and Stutisheel

Wei Ming and Ananda-Lahari

Harita

Start Day 37

Andrea did 77 miles

He now has 2577 miles

Phenomenal

Flower

A dog festival

photo by Kuranga

Kuranga

Vasu did 66 miles

He now has 2244 miles

 

Doing well

Flower

Swamiji

Nisanga

Harita did 62 miles

She now has 2202 miles

With Sveta

Flower

Suradhuni snack

Anupam

Takasumi did 60 miles

He now has 2148 miles

Doing well

Flower

Bipin

Rupantar

Stutisheel did 65 miles

He now has 2077 miles

Flower

Sahishnu

Daulot and Arpan

Ananda-Lahari ran 49 miles

He now has 2012 miles

With Pranjal

Flower

“Who could ask for anything more.”

Vajra

Always I transcend and transcend.
How?
Just by competing only with myself.

One Comments to “Day 37: Transcend Myself”

  1. Vasanti says:

    Thank you!

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