Hello friends and welcome to the 18th Annual Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race. We will try to have an account of each day’s highlights at the ‘Race around the Block’. This year the list of runners swells to 14, including four new faces. The rookies are all accomplished athletes looking for the challenge of a lifetime. We hope this blog can capture the running aspect from a ‘nuts and bolts’ observation. Maybe someday even you can ‘dream the dream’. Good luck to all runners around the globe. May the wind always be at your back!—– Sahishnu