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Should I take the easy way out?

Updated: Oct 4, 2023

I asked myself this question as I rollerbladed through my neighborhood this week. Which by the way I was going super slow as if I was walking on my blades. Why? Because I was tired, my legs hurt, and I am out of shape. I was wondering how I would make it the rest of the way and I had just started.

What would be the easy way out on blades I wondered??...Hmmm... Let me start off by saying It had rained the night before and the ground was still wet in a few spots along the trail.

The easy way out....So....sliding on the wet patches of the rock studded granules on the pavement of the trail in my neighborhood...would do 1 or 2 things...

1.—-I would slip and fall and rollerblading would be over for the day or indefinitely even OR 2. Use it to slide at least for 1 second instead of having to push through with my legs for the moment. If I could ride it out for a few seconds to give my legs a break, it seemed priceless.

I actually laughed out loud as I thought about my 2 options and it motivated me to go just a little further even though I wanted to stop really, really bad.

But, did I really want to stop? Was there really an easy way out? My answer to both questions is that if Im honest—-Not really, but gosh pushing through this week on my blades was tough, but I'm glad I kept going.

And no I didn't fall on the wet spots, but I did use them to my advantage to slide even for just a few seconds to ease the shock of my body during those super hard moments.

What are you doing these days to push yourself even in those tough moments?

Let me know in your comments. I would love to hear from you on this.

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