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)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

On the Road Again

My apologies to Willie Nelson.  Today I decided to stay on the road the whole time and see what happens.  While there was interruptions from traffic, there was no interruption in my rhythm and that felt really good.  Last night did a lot of massage on the foot and the foot was much better today, along with staying off the snow pack/ice pack I think that definitely helped.

It is still very cold.  Today it was -14C while I ran.  The roads themselves are fairly clear which allowed me to stay on them. 

I worked the hill really well today.  Also, I went the direction that requires a gradual uphill for about 5km.   While I was running both of these stretches I was really fixated on that final "hell of the West" that is in Connamarra. 

My blood sugar has been very good for both of these runs, 135 to start, spoon of honey, 127 to finish today.  Some four hours later, still very good at 135. 

Good to run on the road, makes up for yesterday.

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