I had resolved the mind and body conflict two days ago when I actually spent an exclusive hour in shavaasana wherein my mind honored every part of my body and assured the body that at every stage each of body-part’s need will be honored. I resolved that my first goal was to be there at the start line and thereafter live in the moment. I was absolutely clear that I was not going to regret when I quit the race mid-way through. As the race started I surged ahead tentatively along with 160 others each one of whom was confident & prepared. In the first 30 seconds 4:30 pacer group was well ahead of me, after two minutes every pacer group was ahead. By the time I completed two kilometers I was one of the last few, I found two other friends joined and cheered me. By the time 5 km got over, people who had commenced relay race 15 minutes later were breezing past me. I resolved just to enjoy as long as I could and then surrender.