Archive for 2021

Day 40: Anything Is Possible. Utpal’s blog

October 14, 2021

As someone who is prone to grumbling and forecasting that the sky is falling; a slow or fast lap around the course with Ananda-Lahari is one of the best antidotes I know to clinging negativity. He is literally always positive. Even today when he is almost 1,000 miles shy of the goal and only 12 days left to do it, he is happy. He is so content in doing this impossible ordeal, that he is now running for the 17th time that I feel ashamed to complain about any of the real or imagined problems that seem to wash over me when I least expect it. To read more, please follow the link

Day 39: Inner Help. Utpal’s blog

October 13, 2021

“Sasha has been very good. This time he is my only helper. (In the past Vasu has been able to count on a number of helpers) This time he has to do everything by himself. He has to make it all happen. But we are trying our best to make it all possible.” To read more, please follow the link

Day 38: This Is My Goal. Utpal’s blog

October 12, 2021

“About 3 days ago I experienced my rock bottom. I was feeling so heavy and I couldn’t resist the gravity. But for some reason after I passed 2000 miles everything got easier.” “Of course I was tired but somehow everything got easier.” To read more, please follow the link

Day 37: Transcend Myself. Utpal’s blog

October 11, 2021

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.” To read more, please follow the link

Day 36: We Help Each Other

October 10, 2021

“Every day to some degree it feels like the job is being done for me. And on the better days it really feels like the job is being done for me.” “On the not so good days it feels like ……either you can say I need to put in more effort. But that real effort is like praying more for the receptivity to have faith that the job is being done for me.” To read more, please follow the link

Day 35: A Higher Source. Utpal’s blog

October 9, 2021

“What I see, is that quite often people learn theoretical aspects of praying and meditating. But here (3100 mile race ) it is all practical implementation.” “You test all your knowledge all your capacities. Without meditation, without involving higher power, without relying on a higher source, it is just impossible to run so long.” To read more, please follow the link

Day 34: Impossible Becomes Inevitable. Utpal’s blog

October 8, 2021

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.” To read more, please follow the link

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