14729Re: a marathon not run alone
- Sep 2 12:49 PMHi Jwalanta
Congratulations for your marathon!
I tried my best also to break PB but some stomach problems took my
precious minutes. Anyway I will remember this marathon since I had
many uplifting experiences listening the Sri Chinmoy's music in the
very soulful arrangement of the two Russian girls Kushali and Rajeshri
called Silence and Sound.
As Arpan has said I also love the running since it gave me and it
still gives me some of my highest spiritual experiences.
In Self-transcendence oneness
--- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, jwalanta_de
> For the first time ever in my life I was able to train seriously for a
> marathon. In autumn 2004 I was sick of barly finishing marathons,
> dying somewhere between Mile 15 and 20. The self transcendence
> Marathon 2005 should be different. No dying and if possible break my
> 15 year old PB.
> Before I say anything about me and my marathon performance I'd like to
> thank my trainer Uwe from Heidelberg, Germany. He spend hours with me
> on the phone listening to my problems with running schedules and
> workout sessions. His support was of tremendous help. Without him I
> would not be able to achieve any of the above mentioned goals.
> Second I'd like to thank Sri Chinmoy, for it is because of him that I
> find inner support and rest in our Lord Supreme. Without God I would
> not run a marathon at all and it is because of him that I can finish a
> marathon. In surrendering my entire being to God I find strength.
> Strength strongly needed to cover such a long distance.
> Third I'd like to thank Ambarish from Dublin, Ireland for running with
> me for almost the whole distance and making the run so entertaining.
> Last but not least a big THANK YOU to all the supporters and friends
> on the course that cheered us up.
> Because of all this I feld like not running alone. They all ran with
> me and made it possible to run my fastest marathon. Even though I had
> a strong energy loss in lap 6 and wanted to stop after lap 7 my final
> time was 3:42:09 hours. This is 13 minutes off my old PB from 15 years
> ago and 33 minutes better than last years performance.
> Straight after the race I did not feel any joy. It seemed that my body
> was too busy to recover from dehydration and exhaustion. Happiness
> came after about 45 minutes after I crossed the finish line. A wave of
> gratitude flooded my being. Thank you for that experience.
> Once again: Thank you everybody out there for your support.
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