This pain in my neck is really starting to annoy me. I am still having a hard time turning my head and sleeping has been almost impossible. My miracle worker chiropractor is helping but there is still one big problem in my neck shoulder area that just is being stubborn. I am doing just about everything I can think of to get relief: heat, ice, massage, chiropractor, foam roller, narcotics, pissing, moaning, and Advil. So far Advil seems to be the only winner.
The old saying "I haven't got time for the pain" was my motto this weekend. Afterall, I have a marathon to train for and I have already missed enough big runs. Friday and Saturday I attempted the training runs and ended up ralking (run/walk) for only 2.7 miles. Today, I rocked if I do say so myself. I completed the scheduled 9 miles in 1:45 (that is pretty quick for me). I felt great the entire time. I took a few Advil prior and stretched prior to getting out there. Whatever I did worked to get me through it. Now that the run is over, I don't feel any worse. I am crossing my fingers that this issue resolves itself soon.
As usual, there is never a dull moment when I am out on a run. Today's sighting stopped me in my tracks. There was a guy, a young chap walking in my direction. I noticed he was staggering a bit and walking really really slow. When I got closer, I noticed he was carrying a drink, was missing an eyebrow, and had a large penis drawn on his face in permanent marker. I was laughing so hard I had to stop running and call Chubby Hubby. Too bad I didn't have a camera. I guess this dude had to learn the hard way...don't pass out.