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So ever since the wharf to wharf I have had a nagging pain in my left side when I walked for any real distance.  To be fair, I had it before the wharf to wharf but I “walked through it” and sometimes it would fade.  After the race I couldn’t shake it.  Especially when I walked on the treadmills in Vegas.

I have since seen a chiropractor who has told me that my pelvis had tilted and that my right leg was shorter than the other.  That was probably while I was feeling the pain.  My left side was working overtime for the short leg on the right.

I have had three adjustment sessions.  I have not really walked much since.  Well…I have a five K coming up on Saturday so in true “me” fashion I decided to start my walking training only a week before.

I walked on my lunch break Monday.  OUCH!!!  My lower back seized up like it had hot pokers jabbing at it.   I stopped several times in the 15 minute walk to stretch out my lower back and every time it seemed worse when I started up…hurting in the front of my hips after.

I had a chiro appt that night so I asked him and he told me that it was my muscles having to readjust to my new pelvic alignment.  That makes sense but damn…I have a five K in less than a week…can you put my pelvis back to crooked???

Yesterday I walked again and it was still painful but I was able to walk for 20 mins.  Today it was a tad less painful and I was able to walk for 22 mins.

I’m sure it will just take a little time to get my back muscles back to where they should be but…I don’t have the time!  I have to walk 3 miles on Saturday morning and I’m not sure I am going to be able to do it!

Humph.  The only thing I can do is hope and keep walking.

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