Monday, July 21, 2008

54 Minute Peace Run, 20080721mo1027

Peace Run. I call this the "54 Minute Peace Run" because the run includes a National Peace Site as the main landmark for the run.  The National Peace Site includes the familiar pillar that proclaims "May Peace Prevail On Earth" in many languages. The run takes about 54 minutes, a number divisible by 18 -- the numerical equivalent for Chai which means life in Hebrew. So, "Peace" and "Life" are my meditations and focus for this run. When I reach the National Peace Site, I navigate the labyrinth and then continue to the trail that loops through Ragle park.

Running Route. The running route that I follow in the morning (each morning since last Friday morning) takes me through the resident gardens of Burbank Heights, through the Luther Burbank Experiment Farm, past the Chuck Sharp Cottage Garden, through the Sebastopol Memorial Lawn Cemetery where many veterans of war are buried, west along Bodega Avenue (Bodega Highway / Highway 12), north west along Ragle Road past the "War is Not the Answer" sign to the Ragle Ranch Regional Park where there is a National Peace Site.

Photos. Photos from the run are now available. A slideshow is below.