A.M. 10.1 alone in 1:09:58. Yes, I like to beat the 1:10 guy when it is close. The sleep and a day of rest yesterday seemed to help. Felt energized from the start. Decided to measure the depth of it. Ran 1 K in 3:22 over a fairly thick layer of leaves in the middle.
Ran 200 with Jacob in 1:44.
For some odd reason I got interested in the demographics of Denmark. I think if I had the patience to deal with the academic bureaucracy and our cost of living relative to income had not been so high I might have even become a sociologist. But I am somewhat satisfied with programming for a living and studying sociology as an amateur. In any case, I found this link:
And the following statements:
The last 30 years of the 20th century showed a far-reaching change in
the demographical characteristics of the Danish population. The decline
in fertility accelerated from 1967, and the lowest level so far was
reached in 1983 when the average number of children born per woman was
c. 2.1 births per woman are necessary to avoid a fall in the size of
the population, fertility rates are thus below the level needed for
reproduction. Corresponding declines have been noted in most western
European countries, in North America, Australia and Japan.
It has become more difficult for both practical and financial reasons to have many children...
As a father of 6, I can sure tell you about financial difficulty. I make quite a bit more than the average, and we still have to pinch every penny to live without debt.
The big question I have is why in the world has it become so difficult for a family to have the needed 2.1 children to maintain the population size when we have experienced such huge advances in technology and can do just about everything a lot more efficiently that we used to. With everything we have now the average family should be able to afford 10.5 children, not 2.1. Something somewhere has gone fundamentally wrong, something somewhere is being dumped into a huge black hole.
P.M. 1 with Julia in 9:52, 2 with Benjamin in 17:00, Jenny ran the first 1.5 in 13:14. Jacob wanted to do a double today so we did another 200 in 1:58.