I have had the opportunity to stay with friends in Colombia and Iâ€™m using this as a means to get into shape over the next few weeks for this years Self-Transcendence 3100 mile race. I have been running fairly consistently over the last three months so Iâ€™m hoping that more time will enable me to reach fitness levels I have not really achieved before.
Iâ€™m pretty sure that physical fitness is only a part of the puzzle. The mental and spiritual aspects are also essential to reaching the goal. How that will be now that our inspiration and Guru, Sri Chinmoy has passed beyond the curtain of eternity, as he used to say, I don’t know. It is our next challenge.
As in the past the goal has always been to complete the distance and if possible complete it within the time frame of 51 days. This year it seems the Australians have an even bigger project – the World Harmony Run will run around Australia so Rathin and Grahak will probably be otherwise engaged. As far as I know, the field has no t been finalised yet and there’s a good chance there will be a new face on the course again this year.