A bit hyper

At the chiropractor today, I had less optimism than normal.

In my last visit, I had high hopes, expecting to walk out of Killer’s office with a new lease on my running. So much faith I put in his abilities that I won’t run a marathon or half marathon without visiting him first. And pretty much every ailment I’ve experienced as a runner has been fixed by Killer.

Until the visit last month.

But I went there today anyway, and quite honestly, expected bad news. I expected Killer to say that I needed to shut it down and go to a physical therapist.

Right away, he asked how I was doing. My response, I bluntly said, was that I’m a wreck. And I went on to explain the pain and problems.

Moments later, he offered this up: One of my hips was misaligned – essentially it slipped out of place – and my knee had been hyper extended. And he pretty much put everything back in place.

Less than 30 minutes later, I walked away with renewed hope. And as a runner, how can you run through the pain and long miles without hope that the discomfort is all worth it? That’s what has always driven me in the worst of times – that by keeping the faith, things will turn out and I’ll come out the other side better.

So, after Killer worked on my legs, I drove back to Bemidji. And for the first time in months I didn’t feel the shooting pain from my knee to my lower back while I sat behind the wheel. Maybe I’m closer to a fix – and closer to normal – than I believed.

All I know is I can’t wait to find out the next time I lace up my running shoes.

One thought on “A bit hyper

  1. Killer–Huh! well, if it works for you—just teasing. Glad to know that your back pain is much better–and you can see the end of the tunnel–race I mean. Happy running! and thanks for making my stuff look so good.