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)

Monday, April 16, 2012

My Imaginary Life

Today is a holiday in Ukraine, Orthodox Easter day off from yesterday.  So I thought I would dedicate today to my imaginary life.  And,...

Woke early, got in a quick 12km of relaxing miles.  Came back in and reloaded on nuts, fruits, cereal and protein.  Relaxed, did some writing, took a short nap.  About 13:00 went out for a tempo run at marathon pace for about 10km.  Very nice, with some excellent ascent and descent involved.  Heart rate and Blood sugar very good.  Came back in, relaxed, whole wheat bread, nuts, fruits (apples, pears, oranges) protein shake.  Napped for about two hours. 

Woke up, read some blogs, read the news on the internet, mainly comparisons of economic conditions in USA v. Europe and why each is better than the other.

Around 19:00 went for another 10km utilizing easy and light, probably around 9 min a mile.  Very easy, very light.  Nothing spectacular. 

Total of 32km for day various types, two good naps, good nutrition, plan to do 40 km tomorrow at about 9:00 a mile.

And now back to reality:  I ran 12k today, nice very relaxed after yesterday felt very good.  Of course I have to work tomorrow.  No sponsors, no shoe deal, no GU deal, I work, I run because I want to, I work because I have to.  I guess I don't have to, but I probably don't have the courage to live out of my car.

Still the run was nice today.  15km tomorrow.

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