200 Miles of Thoughts – Pace Yourself

Slow and steady wins the race.

— Aesop —

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.”




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