Being stronger makes life easier.
There's a berm along the back of our property that spends 3/4 of the year totally barren, then thistles sprout up in the spring. They get about 4 feet high before I bother to get out there and yank them all out. I don't know if you've ever pulled a 4foot thistle but they get a taproot about a foot and a half in and they don't wanna come up... anyhow last year it took me the whole weekend and just ruined me; this year I did it in about 2 hours and never stopped for a break.
"Ignore the pain." - Vince Urbank