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. Meditating on No-Self: A Dhamma Talk (Edited for Bodhi Leaves), by Sister Khema(1994)

Friday, February 17, 2012

A heat wave out there...

-9 C at the beginning of my run today.  Almost a heat wave.  Very, very sloppy stuff out there.  Things were wet and wild.  Blood sugar 113 to begin, took on some honey and piece of chocolate, blood sugar 123 when I finished.  Some might wonder what the difference between today's insulin readings and yesterdays were.  First and foremost it is the timing of the shot.  I took 4 U of insulin at 12:30 p.m. yesterday, walked from my in  company class 2k to my house at 4:00 p.m., measured and took honey and chocolate.  That 4 units was done I believe.  Today I took 6 units of insulin at 11:00 a.m., walked home at 1:00 p.m., started running at 1:45.  The difference here is 3.5 hours v. 2.5 hours.  In insulin processing terms that is a lot of time.

15k today over the usual route but in the reverse direction, meaning the first 5k is a gradual long upgrade.  Very sloppy and scrappy.  Tight everywhere but felt I was moving a bit quicker.  The big hill worked out well again at the half way point, the rest of the run was about smooth and my feet killing me.  The outer part of my feet at the pinky toe feel like they are on fire; and the stone bruise continues to be bothersome if I have to get on uneven hard ground (also known as Ukrainian roads at the moment).  The overall time of the run was 3 minutes faster than yesterday.

Also, I've put on a wrap for the right soleus muscle.  This muscle runs on the inside of the shin.  I had this problem o the left leg last year and bought this wrap and used it to relieve pressure/stress during the run and after about 2 months it went away completely.  I felt this pain coming on last week so I decided to go straight to wrap to prevent any serious problems. 

I have some tiredness, but overall good to have the week over.  It is supposed to be -6 C and -4 C on Saturday and Sunday, maybe I can wear shorts for the two 25kms.

Its a heat wave!

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