February 21, 2010
Well, it’s been over a year since I’ve blogged about running. Looking back, I think the reason why I stopped blogging was because I injured my tail bone, was in a great deal of constant pain, and didn’t want to drag people down by constantly writing about it. In short, it was a persistent, painful injury that originated from too much downhill training leading up to the Tucson Marathon in ’08. I started to recover from it at the beginning of ’09, training for the Frederick Marathon, but it came back with a vengeance at the start of Spring. I withdrew from the race, and focused on recovery. I did a lot of cross training on an elliptical since it didn’t aggravate the injury. I saw a doctor about it, who gave me a shot of cortisone. This made me feel good for a couple of weeks but then the effects wore off, so I could see all it really did was mask the pain. I then went back to my chiropractor, who performed a series of adjustments. I felt better after the first session, and eventually made a full recovery. It’s yet another personal experience where chiropractic adjustments have proven to be a far better treatment method for injury over conventional medicine/drug therapy. My general recommendation for injuries, based on personal experience, is to give a good chiropractor a try first. You may be surprised what a good adjustment can do. It’s also generally a great deal cheaper. I may revisit this topic at a later time, but first, I’d like to recap some key races from ’09, since it ended up being a great year.