I have 3 days off. I started last night with 2.5 hours on the ex-machines. Today I jog/walked for nearly 5 hours. We'll see what this weekend's personal multi-day adds up to on Sunday evening.
My mind was pretty consistently on my ACIM lesson/phrase for today:
Sickness is a defense against the truth.
I am not a body therefore I can not be sick.
They have blessed me with Their innocence and peace.
I will let my mind be wholly healed today.
Who is They? Or Them? They are "the face of Christ" and "the memory of God." When They come, and I give up all else, then I see things differently. The dream of this world is a happy dream in peace.
For some, ultra running still has racing goals. For me, the races help me to keep going longer than I will by myself. Today's 5 hours was more about mental training than physical training. Wrapping the mind around longer and longer times, leaving limits and levels of understanding.