"I Can't" - but I Just Did: Taking the Hard Road.

When was the last time you tested your limits?

When was the last time you took the hard road instead of taking an easy exit out?

I did today, in a test of my physical strength and mental determination.

Having underestimated the weight of my groceries, I found myself walking 16 blocks or 1.12 miles, carrying what I later calculated to be 61 pounds! (More than half my body weight.)

Yes, I could have hopped in a cab and been on my way, but something told me to trek on. To push my limits and take the hard road (or sidewalk).

When I made it home, my arms throbbing in overexertion, I felt a sense of accomplishment. Not because I saved five bucks in cab fare, but because I finished a challenge that I initially thought I couldn't do.

I know I will be sore tomorrow, but that's OK. Sometimes pushing our limits reminds of what we are capable of doing.

"I can't do it." is a phrase we should all ban from our dialogue.

How I Mapped My Walk:

I easily mapped my trek on this fabulous website called Map Your Walk:

MapMyWalk.com - Map your Walks for Fitness and join our Community of Hikers. Walking Social Network. Calorie Counter, Pedometer, Distance, iPhone, and More.

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