“I never thought I could run because of all my back issues. I have had scoliosis and arthritis for many years, but the change was when I was diagnosed with unexplained spinal neuropathy back in October of 2022. For those who don’t know, spinal neuropathy is nerve pain caused by damaged nerves in your spine that feels like your nerves are being electrocuted, which is accompanied in my case by almost full body numbness.”
So, I always thought running a 5K was something I didn’t have the ability to do, but after hearing stories from other runners, I thought I would give it a try. Since being diagnosed, I’ve felt so out of control of my body. I wanted to run the Hot Chocolate 5K to try and take back some control over my body and health again. All I wanted to do was finish, and I accomplished that. So, I’m really excited for my next event now that I know I can do it!