Life is not a marathon…it’s a triathlon!
In a triathlon, you basically travel great distances by swimming, then biking, then running, without stopping to rest. While triathletes can accomplish a single triathlon in one day, they would all admit that doing one every single day is not healthy. But that is exactly what we do with our lives! We go day by day, accomplishing one thing after another, with every little time to rest or to attend to those areas of our lives that need attention: our family, our faith, ourselves. Ignoring those things is not healthy either.
We need to find that margin, that whitespace, that gets us to focus on what is truly important to us.