When you dream, dream big. As deep as the ocean, as wide as the sky, as far as the sea and as free as the wind.
Sunday, September 07, 2008
There's hope for me to be a runner yet. This spring, I had to quit running. It was all of a sudden. Over night, I had started to have a terrible pain in my groin and nothing I could do would fix it. Even if I jogged across the street, the pain was unbearable.
Well, yesterday, when I was being adjusted by my chiropractor whom I adore, he suggested that it could be a tight muscle on the inside of my hip bone. I can't remember what he called it but but I think it was the periformis. He massaged it for me. It was terrible!!! It felt like I had been kicked in the stomach. He said it was normal, and that this muscle was hard to get to and awful to massage.
He taught me how to do it and so I have been rubbing it, actually on both hips, and decided to get on the treadmill this morning to test it out! IT WORKED! No more pain.
It was caused by sitting for too long at the computer with my hips and legs at a 90 degree angle. I could feel it coming on at the time but didn't know what it was. Weird huh?
So, I am still going to swim every other day because I think I can get pretty good at that and I enjoy it but I want to run again too. Now the only thing holding me back will be my left foot/heel.
I think things can happen for a reason. There is a reason I was meant to stop running this summer. Maybe it was to meet a certain lady at the pool who I told about my chiropractor. She's been struggling with her back and there is no one better than Brad at fixing those things.
Maybe it was to show me a great alternative to cross train with. Maybe it was to teach me to over come the water in the nose thing. Who knows? All I do know is that many good things have come from this struggle.
Let this be a lesson we all remember. Out of the ashes comes the phoenix.