Re: 3 day Ultra Triathlon Canberra
- Yes, Melinda, heart-felt congratulations! I am all admiration!
--- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, dietlclaudia
> Hi Melinda,
> Congratulations to this achievement. It is really great and
> inspiring. Perhaps we see you soon in New York running one of theAustralian
> --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, melinda_geelong
> <no_reply@> wrote:
> > Last week I completed a four year goal to be the first
> > women to compete solo in the 3 day Ultra in Canberra.the
> > I cannot claim to have completed each leg except on separate
> > occasions over the past three years in training for this year,
> > however I am very happy to have been the only solo competitor
> > this year to attempt all three legs together.( My homepage has
> > accounts of the previous years experiences of 15km swim,
> > 400km bike, 100km run)
> > The Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team provides such a wonderful
> > opportunity for people to try things they would never dream of
> > doing. The encouragement and support they offer both on and off
> > the track is heartfelt and inspiring and certainly brings out
> > best in all involved.(over
> > I was particularly impressed at how the supporters of the
> > competitors were able to express such genuine goodwill and
> > encouragement as I watched their inspiration mounting over the
> > three days. Many of them were genuinely overwhelmed by the
> > potential of the athletes and one woman having watched me
> > running for over eight hours said "My God, I just can't believe
> > what you are doing!"
> > Up until then I had been wondering myself why I was doing the
> > race at all as I battled dehydration and 41 degrees celcius
> > 100F)on the previous bike leg but then I realised that even ifone
> > person is truly inspired by the efforts of others then it is allcan
> > worthwhile.
> > As always I was amazed at my miraculous recovery post event
> > with no foot or muscle soreness after 24 hours. I have always
> > wondered how on earth the 3100mile runners get up and do
> > 100k every day for 2 months (I still do wonder actually!) but I
> > tell that amazing things are possible in the field ofmanifestation.
> > I had a positively joyful running experience as I began to
> > comprehend what my body was actually doing in honor of the
> > Supreme here on earth.
> > It's an experience!
> > In Gratitiude
> > Melinda, Geelong.
> > full race results and pics at www.srichinmoyraces.org/au
> > 3 day ultra Canberra