NO running as my burning headache had been pretty bad and wanted to focus on my appointment at 9am. The chiropracter Dr. Bowers in Provo said my neck was shifted to the right at the first vertebrae and I have tons of trigger points (part of the fibromyalgia diagnosis I stear away from thinking I really have) and muscle knots (same thing I guess) along my shoulders, pecs (upper chest) and under my arms and down my right arm. I was told in June I had carpal tunnel, elbow tunnel (don't know the true name for it) and thoracic outlet. Dr. Bowers said they were all related to the same muscle underneath my arms by my chest from all the knots and no blood flow, hence nutrients getting to this area very well. I tend to agree with him since surgery to open up spaces is not an option for me. He massaged the areas of concern for 20 to 30 minutes then adjusted my neck, shoulders and back. He even tried to adjust my TMJ I have had for years. Yup I have that too. I am a walking malalignment. I was in two car accidents and hit a tree with my head (pretty hard, knocked out my baby front teeth and gave me 16 stitches and a doozy scar on my forehead) when I was six years old. I also fell down the stairs with my walker when I was 1 my mom said and landed hard on my head. This is speculated to cause my TMJ. Never knew chiropractics could have straightened me out then. Dr. Bowers actually adjusts babies too that have rough deliveries. The TMJ is not a covered item with insurance (some pay $1000 towards care for it if you are lucky) although it is a joint in the body used everyday like a knee, very interesting. A well-known TMJ specialist said he could fix mine plus braces to realign the way I bite for $7000. Can't justify it unless money fell from the sky. But sometimes the tension in my jaw, the continued locking of it and my headaches sway me otherwise. Sorry this is going on and on. But after 39 years I try to just deal with it all. I refuse to be one of the many people I see come in thru my work (I am a NICU nurse) addicted to pain killers (yup they just had babies too!). Well after the marathon, scraping of my shoulders is indicated and ultrasound waves to my neck. Probably a good leg massage as well. If you made it this far or even if you are about to fall asleep, thanks for hanging in. I will now focus on SGM even though through a blog you never know what people are really dealing with so everyone have a good three days of taking it easy, analyzing, breathing in and out, eating well, sleeping as best you can, and be greatful for our gift of being able to run.