Got up at 445am and said "what the heck" maybe I can do that last 20 miler and see if I am in or out. Despite the difficulty of even PRing I must run SGM to stay in for the 10 year club and giving my number to someone would not be honest to myself or the marathon....so I must put up a big fight. Did anyone think less from me? I just started running that 1.4 mile hilly loop I did Saturday and figured I would go and go until 20 (I stayed on this course until 14 miles then I added a bigger hillier loop in sections). At mile 14 my pelvis really acted up intensely as the pace picked up and the fatigue set in. Cardio-wise I was great but man this pain is indescribable, throbbing nerve pain down deep in my buttocks and my pelvis feels like I am about to have a baby---burning, pressure. Geez. It throws off my form and my concentration but I perservered. I never stopped my garmin as I picked up my water, gatorade and two go-gurts (I ran out of gu, what to do?). Just bending to pick up the water was quite the feet. I had no flexibility and it was quite painful. I am so masochistic. But I just had to. This was my last attempt to put me in shape and its all taper from here. No big work outs. Just eazy/breezy from here on out and lots of pampering. Massages, ice baths, supplements, good diet and I should be all set. This was good for me to not stop my watch so I wasn't cheating on pace. Goal was to hopefully get to an AP of 8 or so. AP was 7:58. That was nice. My miles were 7 above 8 and 13 below. That seems respectable enough in all this pain. Even as I sit here my pelvis and buttocks are throbbing. Splits: 9:03, 8:35, 8:28, 8:18, 8:04, 8:01, 8:07, 7:59, 7:41, 7:45, 7:41, 7:45, 7:44, 7:43, 7:38, 7:55, 7:49, 7:45, 7:52, 7:30 (UPHILL POWER PUMPING!!) BTW I am fully aware of how INSANE I AM. I should not even be running, but SGM comes once a year and its here!! Second of all-- my Dr's office called me yesterday and asked me to come in this morning to review my lab work. Again--drastically low on Vit D and B12 (she said its due to age and poor absorption and stresses on my body...certainly NOT running : D). Also drastically low on progesterone--- practically non-existent and severely low on DHEA the hormone that if low my body won't be able to handle stress well, meaning I am headed for the disease pathway if I don't change. Slightly anemic and amazingly thryoid intact. Phew!! Don't want to be popping too many pills. Got all the prescriptions and have actually started taking Vit D on Friday but started a Calcium and B12 supplement that I started reacting to so I am glad she called and put me on a better one for better absorption. Good Earth will refund me, YAY!! She wanted to give me a Vit B 12 shot since I am so low but I may be allergic to the aluminum in the shot. Don't want to take a chance. Apparently all my allergies are due to immune dysfunction most likely due to my deficiencies. I am on my way to healthier me. She told me I would not get osteoporosis if I get my Vit D level up. My bone scan just showed that I was at medium risk which means I am osteopenic (low bone density) but too low for my age. My mom has osteoporosis. So there it all is...a HUGE nut shell. I am hoping somehow my back pain is related to the ADRENAL fatigue (DHEA) and not disk related. It is listed as a common symptom along with fatigue, sleeplessness, lightheadness, and headaches.