What would possess someone with two titanium rods and 18 screws to participate in a mud run? Ummm... because it's fun? Before my surgery, I couldn't even run one mile. My spine was pushing on my lungs, and it was too difficult to breathe. Now four years post-op, I've not only been able to run one mile without stopping, but four. So, naturally, it was time to give myself a challenge. I love setting goals and proving to myself that my spinal fusion can't limit me in everything. No, I will never physically be able to bend again, do a somersault, do crunches, or any of those things, and that is exactly why I love to challenge myself in other areas. (And no, Mom, my goal really isn't to see how much I can stress you out.) :)
Now I'm crazy sore, but also feeling very accomplished. What are you challenging yourself to become better at?
Disclaimer: Be sure to ask your doctor what is ok to do. Everyone is different! :)