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Fit Soul, Fit Body: 9 Keys to a Healthier, Happier You by Mark Allen, Brant Secunda

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Chapter Seven
Discover a Life Without Limits
Being steady nurtures the soul.
Which would you rather be, the proverbial tortoise or the hare? Well, based on how the story ends, logically you’d pick the patient tortoise . . . because you know that slow and steady wins the race!
When I was racing competitively in triathlons, I often found that the steadiest athletes—the “tortoises”—always had the best performances. Race reports are littered with names of athletes who were fast in the beginning, experiencing the high of an early lead, but who crashed and burned later when they ran out of energy. The winners were often seemingly out of the picture in the first half of the race, but then crept into the standings near the end of the bicycling ...

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