Today I finished my vacation: 29 miles of 9x1 in 5h52. Dang that was swell. I did 4 trips down the levy and back. The last trip started at 1 pm in 91F/32C conditions. I did it just for the mental fortitude of it. Perchance I go in a 50k next Saturday, it will be 5 laps and I will need that mental fortitude for the last lap.
No blister issues. No achilles issues.
Thursday- 4h11 min of running.
Friday: 3h9 min of running plus a strength workout.
Saturday: 4h33 min of running plus 30 min walking on tm plus core.
Sunday: 2h10 min on ex-machines plus 2h27 min running plus strength.
Monday: 5h52 min of running.
Slept in 4 of the 5 days!
Great inner work and exercise of spiritual commitment. Overall excellent vacation!
From my spiritual study this morning (without any philosophizing on my part): "Within your brother’s holiness, the perfect frame for your salvation and the world’s, is set the shining memory of Him in Whom your brother lives, and you along with him. Let not your eyes be blinded by the veil of specialness that hides the face of Christ from him, and you as well. And let the fear of God no longer hold the vision you were meant to see from you. Your brother’s body shows not Christ to you. He is set forth within his holiness…. Choose, then, his body or his holiness as what you want to see, and which you choose is yours to look upon…. And where is God Himself but in that part of Him He set forever in your brother’s holiness, that you might see the truth about yourself… The Christ in you beholds his holiness. Your specialness looks on his body and beholds him not." (ACIM text 24.VI)