I picked up a knock on my ankle during a game of soccer 3 weeks ago. I think I was caught between attempting to defend a ball at pace and pulling my leg away to just let the ball go through. The save definitely wasn’t worth it and I think I subconsciously knew that. I just didn’t react fast enough. :-)
It was tender during the first week and has been steadily getting better. But it still isn’t fully recovered 3 weeks later.
It is a helpful reminder of two truths:
(1) It is very easy to take good health and a functional body for granted.
(2) It takes time, patience, and effort to fix a problem with our health. It is a lot easier to ruin than it is to build.
In our health and in our lives.