From the starting point the finish line looks far, far away. However, once you hit your stride, you'll eat up the distance like it is nothing. It doesn't matter whether you are working out, taking on a new business project, or changing your entire lifestyle. The same rules apply: Concentrate on the moment. Put every ounce of energy into the task at hand. You'll be exhausted when you finish - but you'll finish far sooner than you might expect.
This was the horoscope on my computer dashboard this morning. And there folks is the attitude needed for Ironman training and racing. Now time to suit up for 2 hours rolling along in the rain.