Back to Atlanta

I had the chance to return to Atlanta GA this past week for work. We were staying at the Hilton, so I knew that there would be treadmills at my disposal since I would be missing 3 days of lunchtime run slots. I would have preferred to run outside, but I wasn’t sure of where the Hilton was located in Downtown Atlanta and whether it would be relatively safe for me to be running out and about.

I was having some major congestion issues, it was almost like I had a full-blown cold except for the fact that I had no signs of actually being ill. I deduced that it must have been a result of my Chiropractic appointment when the massage therapist worked on my upper back. She had mentioned that it was REALLY tight, and therefore the toxins released from that session was coarsing through my body. I had gone through something similar for about 6-8 weeks back in September, so the whole action-reaction was still fresh in my mind.

Sure enough, if I could massage the muscles in my back by using the corner of a wall, then my congestion would go away for about 10-15 minutes but then come back. I was able to run for 3 miles on the treadmill and I only really stopped because the air in the workout facility wasn’t moving very much and felt stuffy.

On the way back to Knoxville (ab 3.5 hour trip), I made an appointment to see my chiropractor. I had my shoulder worked on again and now the obnoxious amount of congestion is gone but I still have some small amount of rattling in my chest. I’ll work on my back over the next few days and see if that won’t help some.


I thought on my trip that I would have time to work on the next episode of Gravity[at]1053′ but I didn’t get further than making a few talking points. I’m thinking that I will need to redesign a few things with the podcast such as the name since theĀ ampersand won’t work well with Twitter. I’m also thinking of redoing the show intro as well.

About planet3rry

I'm a husband, father and runner in the Knoxville area. I love the way that running makes me feel and how it has changed my thinking. I am always looking for the new PR whether in the 5k or the marathon