‘Pushing the Boundaries’

I love walking and over the years have had many enjoyable hours – walking in different parts of our beautiful country.

I’ve walked alone – with my husband – with family – and different groups of friends.

In later life however – walks have got shorter – easier – and I have to confess that I’ve been reluctant to even think about tackling anything that would be too much of a challenge.

I guess I set myself ‘boundaries’ – but while on holiday visiting a part of the coastline that we had not explored before – we decided to ‘push those boundaries’ – and to go on a coastal path walk from the small town where we were staying.

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It was a total of eight miles – a big enough challenge we knew before we started as it was much further than we had walked for some years. Not only was it a longer distance but the terrain was often uneven – with many a gulley to climb up and down.

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Our feet began to ache – our knees felt as though they were about to give way – in fact if I’m honest – I did begin to wonder at one point if I’d make it to the end – yet – really had no choice!

The views were truly spectacular – the scenery changing at each turn – so much to see and delight in.

We definitely ‘pushed the boundaries’ that day. We decided to go beyond the limitations we had set for ourselves – and – the rewards were great!

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Yes – we were tired at the end of it – our bodies ached – yet – there were no regrets.

It made me realise that we can sometimes ‘miss out’ because of the limitations and boundaries that we set ourselves.P1160192

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I’m always impressed by many people who have physical difficulties and the way they overcome them – the way they show great determination and push the boundaries to achieve so much more that would seem possible.

I want to live out the rest of my life being brave enough to push the boundaries – not just physically – but in all areas.

Beginning this Blog was a challenge for me – daring to go beyond boundaries I had set up for myself – to dare to share my writing with others.

I want to push beyond the boundaries that stop me from being all that I am – all that God has made me to be – be brave enough to open myself up for all that He has for me to do – and push on – achieving more each day.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Well done for pushing those boundaries Lois, 8 miles is certainly a challenge but I’m glad it was worth it.

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    1. loisastwood says:

      It certainly was worth it. Thanks Andrea

      Liked by 1 person

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