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, May 4, 2012

Moving forward...

A stiff and less than smooth 10k yesterday in the morning.  I was pleased to get it done in the morning as I had to go to work for Thursday.  Today was not nearly as good.  I woke up and decided to go right back to bed.  So I did.  Woke up around 9:30 and then went in to work.

I got home and decided on a light 5k.  I wasn't going to run at all.  Over the course of the day I really started to feel very good in the legs and then I went and ran.  Very informative. 

I definitely want to warmup before the run on Sunday.  That is a definite need.  I'll want to do that about 15 minutes just before the race. 

Speaking of the word race...  not really going to do that.  I intend to run 3:45 or a bit less.  My plan is 8:30's. 

Won't run tomorrow.  Will be picking up race number tomorrow downtown.  Race is Sunday at 10:00 a.m.

Should be a nice long run Sunday.  Relentless forward progress?

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