#LAMARATHON 1998 16 YEARS OLD NO TRAINING AT ALL 5 HOURS 46 MINUTES 41 SECONDS ****#NOTRAININGATALL AND AT 34 YEARS OLD LAST YEAR WITH #DIABETICNERVEPAININBOTHFOOTS #FIRE #ICE #NEEDLEPAIN FOR 15 YEARS I'VE BEEN TOLERATING WITH NO PAIN MEDICATION AND NO NUMBING CREAM (MIND SET) I RAN THE LA MARATHON 2016 VALENTINE'S DAY BEING 220LB OVER WEIGHT AND OUT OF SHAPE BLEEDING IN FOOTS, BLISTERS EVERYWHERE....OF THE 26.2 MILES I Closed my eyes and meditated and said to myself before we start the race with only 4 hours of sleep that no matter if this time it kills me if this time I will not be able to breathe if I have blisters if I cannot move no matter what if I faint I'm not going to stop until I am finished and that's what happened I fainted at 16 and 23 miles twice and I still finished it between the whole time at 2 miles starting my body pretty much couldn't take anymore physically 24.2 miles was all mental and how bad I wanted to finish people 20 times better shape than me that train for it and everything forfeit the race at 12 miles because going in they didn't put their most important ammunition and front of them which is to me #ALLHEARTANDDESIRE if you do not have heart specially and something like this you already lost the race against yourself I was wounded badly and my foot in 6 miles blisters bleeding everywhere at like 10 miles in my foot the pain was extremely severe but I was telling myself that reward is right in front of me I just got to grab it and I know the end was near and I said the PAIN IS VERY SWEET....EVEN MORE THAN THE FINISHING OF IT!!! YOUR BODY GOES THROUGH HELL AND BACK AND THE ACHEIVEMENT WITH DIABETIC NERVE PAIN IN OTHER TERMS NEUROPATHY IS NOT A JOKE AND MORE SO RUNNING IT WITH NO TRAINING WAS VERY VERY VERY "REWARDING AND SWEET FEELING OF LIKE WALKING ON AIR" I LOVE HOW I ACCOMPLISHED THESE 2 26.2 LA MARATHONS WITH NO TRAINING AT ALL....NOT TOO MANY PEOPLE CAN SAY THEY DID THE LA MARATHON NOT ONCE BUT TWICE AND MORE IMPORTANTLY BEING HANDICAPPED CONDITION DIABETIC NERVE PAIN IN LEGS AND NO TRAINING AT ALL!!!! WHAT ARE YOUR EXCUSES IN LIFE!!!! NOT TO MENTION, NOT SEEING MY DAD FOR 28 YEARS AND NOT SEEING MY MOTHER FOR 15 YEARS!!