Day 25

Archived – click Post Title to view all. Yesterday, I run another 65 miles. I was able to do more, but in the  afternoon I felt my left tendon starting to pull. It was because of deformation of my shoes. Now a pair of sneakers is finished in two days, and I start to feel pain in muscles, although sneakers are brand new – only soles are erased. Pranab tried to fix the problem with the glue rubber on the sole and mastered a new job. He uses the tires to fix the shoes. Now we are wearing Continental Super Sport tyres. It contains metallic fibers. It takes longer to erase it than to erase the original shoe. But nevertheless shoes lose its form. As most people, I step with a little inclination and all shoes in some time “warp”. So, yesterday it happened that the rubber was ok, but my shoe is out of its form, and I felt discomfort with my leg. I felt the familiar signs that it was high time I had changed running shoes, but then I decided to wait a little bit, as I wanted to save money. I changed them in the evening at 5-6 pm, and gradually it was getting more painful to walk. Still I was able to run, but to walk (to make a turn and so on) was very painful. I had to pirouette: to stop, to turn square angle and only after that to go on. But cabbage-therapy during the night and some other things made…

Joke of the day 24

A blind man with his seeing eye-dog comes in the store. Suddenly he takes the dog by its tail and swings around it above his head. A scared shopkeeper asks: “May I help you?” The man answers: “No, thanks. I am just looking around”.

Day 24, gallery

Day 23

23rd day, 4.17 pm On last lap, Grahak passed the race midpoint - 1550 miles. He is the second runner who has passed this mark. Ashprihanal did this several days ago. So we’ve run half a race. As Ashprihanal says, the race goes downhill now, although the other runners have to still run and run to their midpoint, but the race quickly progresses. Both Ashprihanal and Grahak have shown their best time. Yesterday I did my 66 miles and the day before yesterday I had 65 miles. So I am running quite smoothly. The weather indulges us – the average temperature is 27-28 degrees above zero, sunny, and dry. Life is beautiful!

Day 22, gallery

BoatRide July 4th, gllery

Day 21

Archived – click Post Title to view all. Day 21, 7.20 pm, July, the 4th Today is the US Independence Day and Parvati’s group sang special songs dedicated to the USA written y Sri Chinmoy. I like these sngs very much and I even joined the group and sang “America the Beautiful”.

Ashprihanal long ago had an idea to congratulate Suprabha as the only  American at the race on her national holiday. He decided to sing some songs for her. We learned two songs. One is with her name and the other is a well-known “This Land is Your Land” Ashprihanal wanted to make it like a costume performance – he wanted to put on a high bowler hat, to make himself look like president Lincoln, and to give others wigs and to sing songs to Suprabha while running. There was not much we could do about stage props. You can see it on pictures. Truly, we were looking not like presidents, but more like pirates. Suprabha liked it, we all laughed. It was fun. Then surprises began. Smarana came, the Austrian national record-holder at 3,100-mile Self-transcendence race. He came for several weeks to help at the race and cheer us up. Smarana gave all of us a very delicious drink. Then I saw Jayasalini, who had dreamt a lot to visit the 3100-mile Self-transcendence race. She came here also to encourage us. She has the best result on the 10-day race among Russian women. Shilpa Taru, who is very close to finishing Sri Chinmoy’s sculpture, sent some pictures from…

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