See that girl way up there on the rock climbing wall? That’s me!
That may not seem like a big deal for some of you climbing enthusiasts out there. But in case you didn’t know: I have 6 screws, 4 rods, and 2 spacers in my back. My spine is fused at two levels. And after my back surgery in May 2016, it was a few weeks before I could even walk a block.
So, yeah. Going rock climbing is a pretty huge accomplishment for me.
So huge, in fact, that I think a little celebration is in order. I was thinking about inviting everyone over for a celebratory BBQ, but where would we park? Also I don’t cook.
So how about a little giveaway instead? I’m giving away a $25 Amazon gift card because I had a great day, and I want to make someone else’s day great too. Just follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter to enter, and I’ll select a winner at random on 7/21/17.
Oh, and I am really trying to grow my YouTube channel, so your likes & follows there are EXTRA appreciated (and worth extra entries). I vlog about living & adventuring with a fused spine. But I think you’ll find my content relatable even if you don’t have a hardware store in your back. After all, every single one of us has to push through obstacles in order to achieve our dreams and be our best selves.
Thank you for your support, and thanks for celebrating this victory with me! Good luck!
Stuff you should know before you enter the giveaway —> * This giveaway is open worldwide. You must be 18+ to enter. Winners will be notified via email and given 48 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner may be selected. Mommy Runs It is responsible for prize fulfillment. Giveaway ends 7/20/17 at midnight EST.*
p.s. Vic wrote a post about rock climbing, and I hope to have it up next week – just as soon as I’m done editing the crap out of it, because that’s how I roll. (Sorry, honey.)
Laurie Nykaza says
I need a new wallet mine is falling apart right now.
donna porter says
I want a irobot vacuum so I would put this money toward one. My friend has one and is well pleased.
Laura Hartness says
And what’s on my Amazon Wish list?!? Wow– so many things. I like to give my family plenty of items to choose from, so Christmas/Birthday/Mother’s Day is a surprise. Some items have been on there for over 10 years, so I’m in no rush. It’s just fun. I guess my #1 item right now would be a 25-pound, weighted blanket.
Laura Hartness says
Wow! Congratulations on your achievement! And I love what you said about making this something we can all relate to. We all have struggles to overcome. So true.
Thank you so much, Laura! <3
Right now I’ve got a FitBit Blaze on my wishlist.
I want The Fate and The Furious DVD
Lyndsey R. says
A waterproof iPhone case.
Right now an Instant Pot is on my list! Everyone I know is getting them and loves them!
Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner says
I am sure it felt amazing to climb that rock! Good for you and nice to see you so happy
Christine Furmick Fussell says
a new Kindle!
Oh my wish list is another butterfly net! We raise monarchs, and its just crazy this year with all the eggs. Last year we released 247…I think we will be well over 300 this year for sure!
vivian s says
My Amazon Wish List has mostly back to school clothes for the kids
I have a Kindle paper white on my wishlist.
My daughter’s third birthday is coming up so I would like to buy her a bike on Amazon 🙂
A purple kitchenaid mixer
A new area rug for my living room and a new hair dryer are on my wish list.
I have clothing on my wish liast!
Sarah N says
I save Amazon gift cards to purchase Christmas gifts
James Robert says
Right now I have books and clothing the kids need for school
shelly peterson says
An instant pot and counter top ice maker is on my list.
Kelly mcgrew says
I’m always on the hunt for new Kindle books. Also I would like to buy the Blake Shelton CD
I have a pair of sandals on my wish list.
Rachel Jenkins says
Diapers and wipes are on my amazon wish list lol
I have Clarisonic Mia on my list
I think the only thing on my wishlist right now is a down parka, however, I have a long list of wants!
Ellen Beck (@tannawings) says
Honestly an insta pot has been on my wishlist FOREVER. I even belong to a facebook group that posts recipes and dont even own one yet!
New running shoes are on my wish list
trail running shoes!
Whine Less says
A laptop tote bag!
Janet W. says
On my Amazon wish list is a new beach chair and sun hat.
Nina Bartoletti says
Solar outdoor lights are one of the items on my list.
Sharon, you don’t know this but you were my first Spondy mentor. You were right. I do feel better. I didn’t know how to search what I had but knew that S1 and fusion would be good key words. It led me to you. Thanks for the hope and thank your family for being your back bone.
Hi! I can’t tell you how happy your message makes me. 🙂 I’m so glad you feel better. Let’s hope it just keeps getting better for both of us. xoxo
Erica @ erica finds says
What isn’t on my Amazon wishlist!?
Julie Wood says
An Instant Pot is on my list!
Joe cobos says
My first time doing rock climbing indoors. It looks easy but I was so wrong. Takes alot of upper body strength and wow its a workout.
Lisa Brown says
I have a flat iron and diffuser on my with list.