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)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Morning Traffic/Melting snow

Managed to run in the a.m. today.  15k.  At about 9:30 a.m.  It got warm and the weather was at about 0 C for the run.  Really great weather!!!!  Really sloppy conditions, that much snow melting that quickly creates a wet track to say the least.

Blood sugar 121 to start, 187 to finish.  That is not surprising as that was a waking blood sugar reading and there was no insulin until after the run, it isn't surprising that it went up.  However, if one compares to the Sunday morning run it looks like a change.  Last long run (40k 10 days ago) insulin was lower than that testing twice during the run.  I think that is a result of running at a lower speed, thus burning fat stores, not glycogen.  Today I was again at a quicker pace (a full minute quicker per mile) and possibly the endocrine system did not burn fat but glycogen and then pumped that into the system and it didn't distribute because it had no insulin to work with.  Maybe, I'm not a doctor, of medicine...

The melting snow is everywhere you go.  Its falling off buildings as ice, it is creating small rivers on the roads, the only place it isn't melting is the places on sidewalks where it was never taken off and now it is turning in to slush.  Really nice stuff, slip slide, slip slide, repeat.

The morning traffic was a little crazy.  However, I thought it was quite manageable and not particularly dangerous.  The hill work went very well again. 

Overall I'm pleased with this one for the hills, the time, the effort to run the time.  Pain register not that bad.  I ran without the support for the soleus, the feet were fine.  But tonight there is a bit of pain in the soleus so I will use the strap tomorrow.

More melting snow tomorrow as its supposed to be above 0C!

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