Day 47: Grateful For Everything. Utpal’s blog

“It was the first year I ran in the race. When I reached 2700 miles, I was passing the counting table and people were congratulating me.” Suprabha ( a fellow runner ) was also there and she also congratulated him. Of all the support and encouragement offered at that moment Ananda-Lahari says he was basically not receptive. His response, “it’s just numbers.” To read more, please follow the link

Day 46: To Know Myself. Utpal’s blog

“It was a much better performance than my previous time. So in that sense it is an achievement. But my final goal is to complete 3100 miles. So in that sense (new 4,000 km Japanese record) is just a transition point, to get to the final goal.” “At each important milestone in the race such as 3,000 km, 4,000km, and so on. People at the race do a mini celebration. Something really fun and joyful. So it made me so happy.” To read more, please follow the link

Day 45: Step By Step. Utpal’s blog

“I feel very good. I can see the finish line now step by step, everything has turned out according to my plan.” Wei Ming has had put on a remarkable performance of running since he took his first step here 44 days ago. He says even though there have been a few differences in a positive way but overall the whole experience for him is much as he anticipated. To read more, please follow the link

Day 44: Inner Call. Utpal’s blog

Though Andrea completed the 3100 mile race close to midnight last night he has chosen, as many do to run an additional 13 laps in order to make a full 5,000 kilometers. Asked how he felt, he said, “Quite good I would say. I am really happy and satisfied.” To read more, please follow the link

Andrea Marcato finish 42 days + 17:38:38

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Day 43: Divine Warrior. Utpal’s blog

“Since last week I have gone through different challenging times. Ultimately it is all God’s grace. We just have to be surrendered instruments and have faith that everything is being taken care of.” “Really a big part of that is also being at times a divine warrior, and really have to bring forward all your determination, and fight against those parts of yourself that want to give up. Slow down or think that everything is too hard.” To read more, please follow the link

Day 42: You Need To Transcend. Utpal’s blog

“It starts with the simple things. Do one step more than you planned. Do something better than you planned. To expand. Then you will start feeling joy from this expansion. It is never comfortable, but ultimately you will feel joy from self-transcendence.” “We all need to expand and transcend ourselves. Then you will get access to joy.” To read more, please follow the link

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