I decided to add this at the top before you fall asleep at the end. You never know what good you can do in an early morning decision of which route to run. I encountered two moments to help out a stranger and I thought if I chose a different route I wouldn't have helped out. Even though I didn't get a thanks I felt good I could be of service. About five kids were biking to school at 745am and one got his back pack caught in his wheel pretty tightly. He had no idea what to do and was standing in the middle of the road confounded. I simply instructed to take off the back pack, lifted up the chain and removed the tightly woven strap and he sped off without much to say. Then I met up with the same bikers crossing the road and one girl was crying due to an "injured" ankle from another rider. "no blood" I said. "you just feel more pain due to the cold, you will feel good soon, and after my gentle reminder about "where are all your new helmets that were passed out to you last week at safety week to every kid at Manila Elementary? (my next door neighbor, mother of four, her helmet although crushed, saved her life as she was in ICU for three months last year)... but that young girl was off too (she said her new helmet caused her last accident... interesting). Wow hadn't even got to the first mile mark and I was feeling like I saved the world (or at least tried), not really but... it really does pay to be at the right place at the right time for both sides.
Now back to my story... I went back to the chiropracter due to my hip and knee acting up with this run which feels really great during the massage, ultrasound heat and stretching and realignment then whamo in the car the nerve is still acting up. I am not sure what to think. But really I want the nerve pain to migrate to an arm, I really don't need them too much in a marathon. I felt great cardiovascularly (is that a word?) and my whole right side was like this is easy, but no the left hip was like "ry doing this for 23 more miles and I will show you" I am now looking for a miracle to have this nerve pain transform out of my leg/hip/knee/foot within 60 hours. My last mile felt very easy despite the pain as far as respiratory effort (7:03) which I was happy with but a half hour after the run the nerve pain set in. The same burning pain that I feel in my head neck and shoulder often. I figure one of these days I get a correct diagnosis. I have gone from multiple sclerosis, chiari malformation, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, multiple chemical sensitivity, lupus to yeast overgrowth. Some day answers will come. In the meantime I choose to run. I tried to stop running in the past because I got comments it was due to running, but low and behold the same pains even after taking off for a month. Okay enough already. Don't feel sorry for me if anything be stronger from reading my story. The power of the mind (over matter) is achievable. I want everyone to remember that at mile 15, 20-26.2 etc.... This too shall pass if you are at that point in feeling... or say to yourself.... I can do this, turn a frown upside down and smile those miles away. It truly works. I will be at the starting line no matter what. See you all there sooner than later. Get lots of sleep the next two nights. I hope to make it by the blog party, but my husband will be in the hotel watching the BYU football game tuning out the kids so I may have to stay behind to entertain at the pool. Another long post. Thanks for hanging in there. ZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzss.