Run and not grow weary...
When I was younger and applied myself I could run long distance. I discovered that pacing, breathing and focusing on my destination kept me moving forward. I found that there is a second wind when you push through the initial waning of power.
It’s not that runners do not get weary; they do. But, they have learned to use their energy, stride and preparation time wisely. There is a certain toughness that pushes through when the flesh says it’s time for a jump in the pool.
The ancient writer wrote:
In waiting, trusting and resting we train for the human race. We learn from those who have run ahead and alongside us—this great crowd of runners. We learn to let go and put aside the things that slow us down.
We train for life’s race by looking at Jesus’ example. He pressed on and covered the distance because of the joy of winning. People who keep running have learned to pace themselves in ways so they do not lose heart. The runner has the advantage of using their time well and covering lots of ground.