Runner: Fuck you. Injuries - you can't run. Shin splints, you can't run, but you run anyway, until you get an injury.
Ice and resting and lots of food and hours watching mindless television and popping Advil is required for their healing, and sometimes that doesn't even work. But only cross country runners can truly understand and handle the pain of shin splints.
Cross country guy- I don't know if I'm gonna make it, Ashley.. I have some real bad shin splints!
Cross country girl- suck it up, and run like a real man. And take some Advil for your shin splints too.
- "Damn son! FUCK SHIN SPLINTS!!"