II Corinthians 12:9-10

"And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities... for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong."
II Corinthians 12:9-10

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Own Your Strong

And we did. That's the motto of Mudderella, a 6.2 mile run with 12 obstacle courses in the mud.

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! :)











7 comments:

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  2. Katie. "So good to know you through your profile on the blogger. I am so glad to stop by your blog "Brace yourself" and the post on it "Own Your strong" Very encouraging to know your story and how you are becoming strong. I am also so glad to know your life in the Lord Jesus Christ and this is my interest. I am in the Pastoral ministry for last last 35yrs in the great city of Mumbai, India a city with great contrast where richest of rich and the poorest of poor live. We reach out to the poorest of poor with the love of Christ to bring healing to the broken hearted. We reach out to the poorest of poor with the love of Christ to bring healing to the broken hearted. We also encourage young people as well as adults from the West to come to Mumbai on a short / long term missions trip to work with us in the slums of Mumbai during their summer/ Christmas vacation. We would love to have you come with your friends to work with us In the slums of Mumbai during your summer/ Christmas vacation. My email id is: dhwankhede(at)gmail(dot)com and my name is Diwakar Wankhede. Looking forward to hear from you very soon.

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  3. Your blog is very inspiring! <3

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  4. Hey Katie! Great blog! We seem to have a similar story with our scoliosis adventures. I had the Herrington rod surgery back in 1999 when I was a Junior in HS. I'm 31 now and for the past 15 years I've been pushing the limits by running half marathons, mud runs, racing bmx, rock climbing and doing anything and everything active I can sign up for! Anyway, I just wanted to say thank you for putting such a positive spin on such an unpleasant topic. Keep pushing yourself and never let anything negative harden your heart. You'll be amazed at the feats you can accomplish if you keep approaching life with such a positive attitude!

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  6. That sure looked so much fun! I am glad that you are enjoying life to its fullest. Thanks for sharing your wonderful adventure. - Jennifer

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  7. I have Proven Beyond A Doubt, Idiopathic Scoliosis & ALL Types of Scoliosis. Are Most Positively Caused By An INJURY!!! After An Entire Year of letting My Child be treated by the Medical Community, that saw Such Spectacularly Horrible Results. I was able to Completely STOP the Progression, And REDUCE the Angle. All of my findings are at: SCOLIOSISPREVENTION.ORG Please Contact Me, To Help Me Confirm My Findings at: ScoliosisPrevention-NOW@yahoo.com

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