Episode 395: Harita Davies, Athlete And Meditator On Her 52 Day 3100-Mile Race

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Jess and BJ sit down for this episode with Harita Davies, who completed her fourth 3100-mile Self-Transcendence foot race in New York after 51 days, 16 hours, 42 minutes, and 11 seconds. The race started on August 30th and finished on October 20th – can you imagine running that many days straight?

Founded in 1997 by Sri Chinmoy, the self-transcendence event is the world’s longest-certified race, although the course itself may surprise you.   

Sri Chinmoy was an Indian spiritual leader who moved to New York City in 1964 to teach meditation and spirituality. He lived a life dedicated to serving humanity, and he was also an athlete who valued athletics as an essential piece of a balanced spiritual life. He created the Sri Chinmoy marathon team, which has grown into athletes and racing events all over the world.

This episode was recorded at the Sri Chinmoy Center in San Diego after Jess, BJ, and Harita shared a beautiful lunch at Jyoti-Bihanga, the oldest vegetarian restaurant in San Diego and a part of the center. If you are ever in the area, make sure to put Jyoti-Bihanga on your list of dining musts.

Your listenership is greatly appreciated; thank you for tuning in.

In this episode:

  • Recovering from running 3100 miles
  • What is Self-Transcendence?
  • Finding peace within ourselves in order to contribute to peace
  • Who is Sri Chinmoy?
  • Inner running and outer running
  • Having no expectation to finish allows her to finish
  • Meditation practice
  • 5 parts of the family
  • Looking happy but feeling terrible
  • 3100-mile lessons
  • How many pairs of sneakers for 3100 miles?
  • 3100-miles of foot care
  • 52 days of fuel
  • Why a mango a day?
  • Integration of East and West

Podcast Production: Bares Records

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Episode 395 Show Notes:

3100-Mile Self-Transcendence Race in Jamaica, Queens, NY

Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team Races

Jyoti-Bihanga Vegetarian Restaurant

Noble Learning Center in Normal Heights, San Diego

Squirrels Nut Butter

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