- Atha dhaavanusasanam.
Now begins the practice of running.
- Padam anupadam, paadai angithapadham – na kinchit api chintaneeyam
Feet, steps, trails. Nothing else matters.
- Swastha shareere swastha manasa.
Sound mind in sound body.
Running Stitches (धावसूतृ — Dhaavasutra)
Patanjali (Translated by Nirmal Balaraman)
My intent is to run a 50 mile race shortly after my 50th birthday. Mike Swan tells me it is now time to start training.
The sutras say that it is always now, always time to begin. And, indeed, I have been running all along. But now, NOW, things get more serious.
Eric Forte suggests, politely, that I might be crazy. And so I might. Neither Eric nor I have run 50 miles at a go. On the other hand, there was once a time I had never run 26.2 miles, and that seemed crazy as well. Only time will tell.
Ken Hughes, on the other hand, thinks I should have tried it long ago.
Anyone else want to join in the potential craziness and come run in July?