I suffered a SCI resulting from a cycling accident 4 years ago. Prior to my accident, fitness was very important to me. It is a cruel irony that my SCI occurred while attempting to maintain my fitness level. I am the mother of two young adult children and have been married for 35 years. My accident happened within a few months of my retirement from over 30 years of full-time employment. What I miss most is hiking in the Sierras with my children and friends.