No click bait here.
For all you shin splint enthusiasts, this is really going to be a post about shin splints!
Now go get your favorite beverage, sit back in your comfiest chair, and get ready to read a rousing blog about my…..shin splints…
Once upon a time, I averaged 18,000 steps a day on my fitbit. March and April saw me average about three thousand.
How the mighty have fallen…
Last month the botanic garden reopened. insert angels singing here
I went to the garden and that day I logged 22,000 steps.
The next day I went to the newly reopened highline.
The next day I was rubbing liniment into my calves and standing on my toes to stretch the muscles…
Something that I could do with ease, step counts that were nothing to me, were all of a sudden out of my normal realm…
I had trouble doing what I had done only months before…
See how easy it is to get out of shape?
See how easy it is for your body to rebel?
I didn’t forget how to walk, but my muscles forgot what it was to walk…
I took my legs for granted. I assumed they would always be ready for me when I wanted to use them.
And somewhere in there is a message.
What we don’t use, we lose…
The phrasing sounds trite, it’s a useless rhyme,
but the spirit of it…
What in your life are you taking for granted?
What is something that you just expect to be there for you every day, yet you do absolutely nothing to keep it going?
Are there any areas of your life that you don’t take care of for months at a time, and are shocked that they’ve betrayed you?
It’s all about shin splints.