“Endure and persist; this pain will turn to good by and by.” ~ Ovid
Winter is coming. And with it comes a force that can pull a normally fit mountain bike racer into an abyss of soft living. Workouts are easy to skip, and egg nog easy to drink when snow is lightly falling outside.
“Endure and persist…”
Winter is when races are won, or lost. Winter is when new thresholds are crossed, and old habits broken. Winter is for persistence, at the gym, in the basement, or out in the cold. Winter is coming.
“…this pain will turn to good by and by “
Summer will come again. Too soon in fact. Suddenly we will awake and find ourselves in the sweltering heat of the desert, longing for the cool days of late October. The days will grow longer, and the snow will melt. But for now….winter is coming.