After last weekend's decent 13.1 miler, another today, same route, from the Z's soccer game/field to the lake, around three times and home, 34 seconds faster than last week - 1:29:40, 6:51 average pace. Splits: 6:33, 6:41, 6:45, 6:51, 6:44, 6:45, 6:48, 6:52, 6:50, 6:58, 7:36 (hill), 6:40, 6:54, 0:38 (6:20). Nicer day, almost hot near the end, but tougher than last week, especially the last mile and a half, just wanted to stop, but was determined to break 1:30:00.
What a beautiful weekend. Yesterday, rest; went to the Topsfield Fair with the family — been going there since I was a kid (40 years ago!), I love most the smells — autumn, cotton candy, fried dough, horse shit, italian sausage, awesome — lotsa white trash, cigarettes, scary ride attendants, fun stuff.
Strange is our situation here on Earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to divine a purpose. From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: that man is here for the sake of other men — above all for those upon whose smiles and well-being our own happiness depends.
- — Albert Einstein