Monday, December 12, 2011

Portland Chiropractor Dr. Phil's Marathon Blog Image19

I had the opportunity over the weekend to be part of the sports medicine staff for the Foot Traffic Holiday Half Marathon and 5k. I was there along with several massage therapists, physical therapists, and athletic trainers. It was a great experience to go volunteer time for the racers braving a cold Portland morning. I got to meet great therapists and was able to work with wonderful athletes while getting my clinic excellent exposure, and I almost didn’t go. It was one of those mornings where you wake up so tired you are convinced you must be sick. “This can’t be normal. I must have the flu.” Types of thoughts were running through my head. This is what happens when the alarm clock goes off at 5am. In the end I pulled myself out of bed, made it through the abnormally cold air and got to the race. I have been finding lately that it is the times you least want to do something. When the task feels like the last thing in the world you want to do in that moment. Those are the times you really need to do it. Whether it is going to the gym. Helping out a friend. Making a long overdue phone call. Or just dragging yourself out of bed. Suck it up, and get it done. I bet afterwards you will be glad you did.

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