2020-11-21 - Head, Heart, Hands, Health

~9.3 mi @ ~21 min/mi

"Head, Heart, Hands, and Health!" Square Peg and Roadkill score 50% in remembering the 4-H Club motto as they do a sunrise walkabout in the national headquarters grounds. It's great to have organizations that help youth learn to be better people. ("I pledge my head to clearer thinking, my heart to greater loyalty, my hands to larger service, and my health to better living, for my club, my community, my country, and my world.") Good goals for grown-ups too!

Stone Mill 50 Miler race director Barry Hauptman greets us as he runs by. Back in Bethesda we rendezvous with Doc Bob, Half Full, and Coney Counter for a walk along Little Falls Parkway. Philosophical questions range across cosmology, investment strategy, the Mind-Body problem, and whether the world should be arranged to be satisfying for its occupants. Peg's kind college friend waves and offers us water as we pass her home. An ambulance from the Bethesda Fire Department arrives to aid a runner who tripped and fell on his shoulder. The GPS map misses the first 1.8 miles of the trek.

(trackfile) - ^z - 2020-12-23