Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Wednesday ... again

OK, so it's not a Wordless Wednesday because I'm typing stuff again. I do that sometimes. Still, it's my blog and lately it's just me and AlleyCat talking here, so I guess I'll just go ahead and talk on Wordless Wednesday.

Back to the Future II is on. I haven't seen this movie in forever. And next is Back to the Future III. It occurs to me that I've never even seen Back to the Future III.  So I guess now I'll see it.

The picture above is an image-stabilized shot from the old Star Trek series. When they did scenes where the Enterprise was attacked or hit with something, the camera would shake all around and everyone would throw themselves around. It looked convincing enough, I guess. But when you remove the camera shake it looks a little .... eh, less impressive. Don't you think?

I think I've found a possible cause to all my calf injuries. At least, I'm hoping so. You see, for the past few months I've been wearing these dress shoes to work every day because its required. Anyway, the specific shoes aren't required, just a formal dress, or semi ... office attire, I don't know what they call it. Anyway, I'm not exactly wearing Nike running shoes all day. That's the point I'm trying to make. Instead, I'm wearing leather shoes which, as it turns out, have absolutely NO arch support in them. Yes, that's right, none at all. Zip. Zilch. Nada. Zero.

The lack of any arch support combined with the useless heel makes me lean slightly forward and puts even more pressure on my arches. And then I go running after work and my calves blow out on me.

On Monday I ran by a sporting goods store to check out some arch supports. The guy working there asked me to take my shoe off so he could look at my arches to help determine which level of arch would be best. I took my shoe off and stepped down. He got on his knees and looked at my foot and said, "totally collapsed. Your foot is flat." Yep, flat.

So on Monday I put my new arch supports in my running shoes and then got on the treadmill. My right calf was already giving me trouble, so I didn't run. I just walked faster and faster and faster until I couldn't go any faster without having to run. I did just over 2 miles and then did a LOT of toe raises and some upper body exercises. No problems with my calves.

Now its Wednesday and if my calves seem up for it I'm going to run again. I'm hoping to God that these arch supports combined with my calf sleeves and toe raises I've been doing will finally help me solve these calf injury problems once and for all.

Anyway, Back to the Future III is starting and I've never seen this before, so I'm going to watch it. Wish me luck.


  1. You'd never even seen Back to the Future III? What? What?? Great Scott! The only thing that really didn't make sense to me was the flying train.

    1. BlueGrumpster, yeah, it was all new to me. But now that scene from a recent movie where Doc is a blacksmith in the old west with the Delorean in his barn makes sense to me.

  2. Whoop Whoop!!! Hope the arch supports sort out that calf shite!!! :-) Bloody dress shoes. Never gave your work shoes a thought LOL. I have to admit, I can get away with wearing runners at work when my feet/legs are feeling a tad under the weather :-)

    I can't remember if I've seen back to the future 3 or not! I can feel a back to the future-a-thon coming on (if you lived here & were of at least my vintage you'd be humming a XXXX advert about now!)

    1. AlleyCat, well, with arch supports in all my shoes now I have so far run twice without calf sleeves on and didn't get hurt. Woot woot!!!

      They ran a Back to the Future marathon on some network and that was why I got to see the third one. I didn't even know it existed. It was pretty good.