Shake off the sleep, get up on your feet, slow and steady steps. Don’t worry if you stumble a bit. Find your rhythm. Breathe. Finish the first third of the distance.
Having found your rhythm, learnt how to read the signs of the earth, the wind, the sun and the rain, go for it. Establish yourself. Power through this second phase.
In the third phase, exhaustion might catch up with you. Breathe. Focus on putting one step in front of the other. With a prayer on your lips and hope in your heart, finish the race strong and with a smile.
Pacing strategy for a marathon or metaphor for life?