The week of the race was great, until Thursday came along---sore throat & excruciating back pain. Off to the dr I went-not the flu, not strep-let it run it's course. Friday came-throat felt better but I could barely walk because my back was hurting so bad. Off to the orthopedic spine dr----xrays taken---my L5 & S1 are fused together. I'm one of the 5% of population that was born this way & was just finding it out at the age of 28. Dr. cleared me to run & told me to live with it.
Saturday came & I took my fair share of Ibuprofen & ran. Thank God for Faren. I wouldn't have made it to the finish line without her. My back held up (Praise the Lord) & we crossed that finish line with a smile on our faces! We did it!