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)

Sunday, March 18, 2012

To taper is to relax.

Beginning of a nice easy taper I hope.  10k today, toward the end things really felt loosened up.  I felt uncomfortable tired and tight in the beginning.

The one repeating problem is my feet.  They constantly hurt at a pace that isn't quick.  A lot of this has to do with the bad paved surfaces I run on and the limited amount of trail/dirt available to run on in Kyiv.  This problem always goes away when I find trails to run on in other cities.

Blood sugar 99 to start, 65 to finish.  I ran in the afternoon, but followed the BS throughout the morning.  Good and steady from 7 a.m. through about 9:30 but then there was a big spike at about 11:00 a.m.  Haven't experienced that while running so wondering would it have occurred if I was running at that time.

Hope to do a bunch of 10km's all week to get nice a relaxed and all the dings and niggles cleared up before heading off in about 12 days time.

Tomorrow should feel even better, I have always like tapering, it is so relaxing :)

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