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)

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Where is that Barn?

Well, well.  Getting there I think.  10k today.  Good blood sugar, start and finish, nothing added before the run.  My GU arrived from abroad and now I have all I need for that.

The run was really really informative.  Smooth, really good footwork, nice quick steps very quiet moving along, great posture and easy to do the miles.  Just floating along.  Caught myself making sure I wasn't going to quick and over running the whole thing.

It looks like the taper is going fine.  It's really important not to get over excited by this run or any other between now and race day.  Mainly because they are short little spurts and nothing like the full patience that will be required over a little less than 6 hours of work.

I still don't have a plan for pace.  I think back and forth between 8:15 and 9:00 a mile.  Interesting.

One week to go, time change tomorrow, need to eat well and put the horse in the barn.

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