I have started to add some slow jogging to my treadmill routine. I have been trying for three years to get back into running as some of you know. It has been going well.
I have a problem with my sacrum. I also have scoliosis. It's a congenital thing. I was born with quite a few birth defects. (birthday fects, are what I called them as a child). My heart is backwards, I am missing three ribs on the front left side, one of my hips was not fully formed when I was born but is now and I have a few other things that are a little different.
None of these things are even noticeable on the outside. Only if I am naked. Luckily I married a man who doesn't care, has never made a rude comment, acts as though I look like anyone else. AMAZING! Even after 10 years it amazes me. In college I dated a guy that I was serious with who when I told him about the defects (because i did think he aught to know) dumped me. It was a slight blow to my self esteem but I knew there was someone out there who wouldn't be quite so shallow.
Any way, back to running. I have to be soooooo careful about my posture. If I am not running with REALLy good posture, it throws my back out. I do alot of other exercizes to strengthen all those muscles but it is so slowgoing. Why do I even care about running? I used to hate running when I was younger. It was sheer torture. Why don't I fall in love with biking instead? I don't know the answer to those questions. I think it has become a quest, a vendetta, a personal mission, to overcome my obstacles. The funny thing is, I KNOW I will be able to do if I persit long enough. I am promised in the scriptures that if I do what is right I shall walk and not faint, and run and not be weary!!! In the D&C it says that if I have the faith I will be able to leap! There are alot of scriptures like that and I am taking them literally. It does get better all the time. I just need patience, persistance, long suffering (which I am really good at) and alot of prayer! Yea for me!