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 kilometres, I was one of the last few. I found two other friends joined and cheered me. After 5 kms, 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.
congratulated me, took my pictures with their phone cameras and soon thereafter put the medal around my neck.
on my blog… perhaps the last foolish attempt at a Marathon
I dedicate this run to the spirit of ; I thank each one of them for being there all the time with me during past seven years…