I Went Bungee Jumping and White Water Rafting But That’s Not How I Hurt My Back
There are several signs you're getting older; gray hair and wrinkles. But sometimes it's the little things that remind you you're not 20 anymore. Like hurting your back during vacation. But it wasn't the bungee jumping or the white water rafting that caused the injury.
I went bungee jumping from the highest bungee in North America. Which by the way, was WAY more fun in my 20s than in my 40s. There's no need to do that again and it has nothing to do with a back injury, that didn't come from the 200 FOOT DROP! You can hear 'What Women Think' in the video above.
I also camped in a tent, something I haven't done in longer than I can remember. The sleeping arrangements could cause a back injury, but that wasn't it either.
I even showered in the great outdoors. You'd think someone as clumsy as me would injure themselves in this shower, but nope.
Maybe it was the white water rafting that did it.....
I actually injured my back falling down the bus steps as we were unloading to go rafting. On the outside I was calm, cool and collected. On the inside I was trying not to cry and wondering if I could actually go rafting. I managed to muscle through but the next day I couldn't move from the couch.
If that's not embarrassing enough, I was almost healed when I re-injured my back. How? Coughing! I coughed and heard something snap, crackle and pop in my back that once again almost left me in tears.
Getting old means dealing with stupid injuries that require a LOT longer to heal. But the moral of the story is...I can bungee jump. I can white water raft. I just can't walk down a flight of stairs. And that has nothing to do with getting old.