6 years ago, I suffered my 5th and worst bout with TMS since the age of 18. Since then, I have managed to continue the life of a long distance runner. This Sunday, I finished in the top 12% at the 2014 TCS NYC Marathon (my 3rd marathon overall). I am now 42 years old and in the best physical shape of my life. This isn't to say that the journey was easy. Getting TMS under control is hard work. During the past 5 years, my TMS symptoms have ranged from back pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, numbness and tingling in both feet and legs. The good news is that it never lasted for more than a week. I was always able to get it under control and kept running. I often ran through the pain and ended up feeling 100% by the end of my run. There's always the general belief that running for too long or too far is "bad" for you. Keep in mind that I have read, "The Mindbody Prescription" (25 - 30 times), "The Divided Mind", and the Runners World Magazine article "Mind Over Matter" by Marc Bloom (April, 2006). Nevertheless, it's quite possible that I continue to internalize the status quo. I have decided to read, "Born To Run" by Christopher McDougall. This book explores the life of the Tarahumara Indians and how their history shows how all of us are in fact "born to run". That being said, are there any long distance/marathon runners out there who have persevered, run marathons, and continue to deal with TMS 'flare-ups'? What are some of your experiences? What advice would you offer?