Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Shin Splints and Running Pains


Logan has been actively involved in Track & Field for three years. This year he joined the high school's Cross Country team. Running is his passion and he's done really well at meets. But, the poor guy has run himself out.

A couple weeks ago Logan started limping but contested nothing was wrong. I played along for a few days but noticed his limping getting worse. His coach took notice too.

Logan finally fessed up and admitted he was in pain. It's been determined he has shin splints, otherwise known as tiny breaks in the lower leg bones. They're quite painful but the only real remedies are ice packs and lots of rest. Upon the coach's insistence, as well as my own, Logan's Cross Country career is over for this year.

He's bummin' because it's the end of the season and regionals and sectionals are taking place. In other words, it's the whole reason for running. I feel for him, I really do, but his health takes precedence. There's always next year.

5 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

Awww, poor Logan. I've had shin splints before and they HURT, so I know how the poor kid feels. He definitely needs to rest.

Theresa said...

Man, that's too bad! Hopefully he'll find something else to do for the rest of the year that gets him just as excited, but causes less pain!

Helga said...

I feel his pain. I used to run and this really hurts!

alissa apel said...

That's so sad for him. It's horrible when we do things to be in shape, and our bodies can't stick with it. My sister has to get ankle surgery. She's a runner to.

Alexia Abby said...

I HATE shin splints! Ugh. I've tried specific exercises that are suppose to help and stretches but nada. They are so painful and come on so suddenly.