In the weeks leading up to the Portland Marathon, I was having a lot of pain in my legs. I saw my doctor regularly where she diagnosed me with tarsel tunnel syndrome in my left leg. Just when we’d gotten it under control, my right calf started giving me problems. Not only did it affect my training, it also brought down my psyche. I was frustrated, depressed and unmotivated. I stopped looking forward to my runs and emotionally detached myself from this race.