If we really want to get rid of suffering, completely and totally, then clinging has to go. The spiritual path is never one of achievement; it is always one of letting go. The more we let go, the more there is empty and open space for us to see reality. Because what we let go of is no longer there, there is the possibility of just moving without clinging to the results of the movement. As long as we cling to the results of what we do, as long as we cling to the results of what we think, we are bound, we are hemmed in. ,
Monday, January 9, 2012
Long Run Monday
We are off today, Monday, so I got the long run in today. Two loops of the 15km course. A good time as well. Clearly the hill work I did in London was useful as this loop has two significant hills, though much longer than in London, but they were not particularly tough having worked hard on how the form should be and I think I am making real progress with the smaller steps and posture.
Not too many dogs today. The weather was 0 C. It was supposed to snow, but it never did. BS was 223, I took 1 unit before I left, I took water and GU at 15km and at the end of the run the BS was 210. I did sense some right leg tightness toward the end. I also put the orthotics in today to replace the form fitting product that Nike provides in the Lunarglide 3+ product. Useful.