About six weeks ago I embarked upon my annual century (100 miles) bike ride.
The weather was perfect.
The wind was calm.
I felt good…for about fifty miles…then I began to bonk.
I was only able to complete 66 miles on that fateful occasion.
Two days ago I rode 100 miles.
Last Friday I rode 100 miles.
I’ve never ever done 200 miles in five days…on a bike with pedals.
Why was I able to complete 200 miles in five days but couldn’t do the 100 mile ride a month earlier?
It’s all about pace.
I didn’t pace myself on the initial ride. I went way too hard.
I paced myself on the two subsequent journies.
Pacing ourselves is so important.
An elephant is eaten one bite at a time.
A project is completed one step at a time.
A life is built one decision at a time.
What areas of your life need you to slow down?
1 Corinthians 9:25, “Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable.”