“Sometimes it seems to go slow and sometimes time seems to go fast.”
For all of us unhurried observers of the race, the passing of 3 full weeks seems like a significant milestone. It is also a convenient handle in order to somehow grasp the unwielding dimensions of the race.
On the other hand, for the runners there is precious little to hold onto as they push relentlessly and as hard as they possibly can every single day.
Kaneenika says though, “I was surprised we had started week 4.”
Over the past 21 days she has run 1337 miles and she is averaging a really good 63 miles a day. In a little less than 4 days she will be at the half way point. “I think it feels that you are going down the hill once you reach half way.”
This year she says the race is different for her, “I have more experience. I am trying to take things differently.”
“At the beginning of the race I said to myself, I want to stay happy. I am trying to work on that and I think it really helps.”
“I don’t think we are here to enjoy ourselves. What I learned after the last race is that we are not here to do the race for ourselves.”
Kaneenika said that she came to that understanding after she finished last year and people came up to her and told her how much she had inspired them. “Thank you for the inspiration.”
“It is definitely not just about our own progress. This is why Sri Chinmoy created this race, to help humanity inspire each other.”
To inspire others
Is to be immediately rich
In the inner world.