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, March 23, 2012

Information Booth

Ran at about time of the race.  9 ish.  checked blood sugar and did not medicine and then rechecked after the run.  During the run monitored everything, time, feelings, each area of the body, steps, form, shoes, how my body warmed up.  I felt like a computer at the Ford repair shop.

Took two days off as part of the taper.  Ran 8k today.  Information:  start slow, don't go straight into race pace, be patient, roll into it by monitoring early.  Even at the early easing pace it was not very slow.  So don't panic about the start, let it go, if it takes three miles to get going, it takes 3 miles, it takes 5 miles, so it goes.

Lots of information.

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