Day of rest. Went to church as usual. We had good talks in the Sacrament meeting on the proper use of time. One speaker quoted Alma 34:32-34 which discusses the problems that result from procrastinating the day of your repentance. I like those verses very much for their intended meaning, but I also like this somewhat humorous application of the scriptures. In verse 33 it says "if we do not improve our time while in this life, then cometh the night of darkness wherein there can be no labor performed". I take it to mean the time it takes you to run the marathon. In that sense, I do need to hurry, as the night of darkness is approaching. I am 38 years old. I have kept myself in good health, and have been able to hold off the aging. But I will not be able to do it forever. That is when the "night of darkness" spoken of comes about as far as running is concerned. Fortunately, the real night of darkness comes only if you have willfully chosen to disobey the commandments of God. So even if I do not improve my time in the running sense, I am still OK as long as I do my best to serve the Lord. But I would like to improve my running time regardless.