“Beat This, Shin Splints!” was the Tweet I sent out after wrapping my lower legs in cohesive bandages. Pleased with myself as I headed out on a run, sure that I was taking every precaution to fend off the arrival of another bout of musculoskeletal mystery pain... it’s almost as though I’d never heard of tempting fate.
With holiday festivities in their winding-down phase, it’s time to take stock of the year passed and the next one pending. Before we come over all philosophical, let’s appreciate the gifts from those we cherish as we tidy up and pack them away. No matter the gift, it’s the thought that counts, right? Even the socks that you didn’t ask for, and the underwear you hurriedly put out of sight?