I was able to complete the 5k in a time of 23:19, my body finally woke up around the two mile mark. I'm not sure what took so long but because I felt so good after the run I decided to run an extra mile to the car. While running my right shoulder began to hurt, this is nothing new I have some kind of pain in my shoulder everyday. As I got to my car my arm was positioned like it was in a sling, I was definitely hurting. Again this is nothing new, I finished the ten mile race a couple weeks ago in the same position.
The strange thing was that the pain didn't go away last night, I have been experiencing numbness in my fingers and the temperature of my hand has been fluctuating for the past week or so. This morning I finally decided to go see someone to try and figure out exactly what is going on with my right arm. My primary care physician believes that I have neuropathy in my right arm. I had passed all of the major tests but having numbness in my ring and pinky finger suggest neuropathy. Next week I will have a Electrodiagnostic Test to see if the nerves in my arm have any damage.
I was not told that I couldn't perform any of my daily tasks so i will continue to run and bike until I'm told not to. I honestly believe that this is a small bump in the road, yes the pain and numbness stinks but I run and bike because I enjoy the pain. I'm mad that I have to go through this again (I had the same feelings in my arm in the fall of 09) but I will use my anger to run and bike. It sounds odd but I love taking my anger out while I workout.