They tried to break me in the Marines, they tried to break me at war (Desert Shield/Storm). My legs had gotten broken because I wanted to prove the "male Marines" that girls can do the same thing....sometimes better. Now: I'm paying for my stubborness and pride.....as I get older my legs crumble. Soooo many surgeries. Be as strong as your body can be: do not push yourself to the point of breakage.