Monday, October 29, 2007

We don't need no stinking stretches!!

Make sure you stretch before you play basketball. I’ve got a nice little tear in my Achilles tendon. It hurts a little but not as much as I thought it would. Hydrocodene helps but it makes me sleepy and kind of stupid. No comments needed for that one. We had our church campout on Saturday and that’s where it happened. It sounds like driving will be a no-no for a while. I’m also missing my photography convention in Eureka Springs because of it. That really stinks. I was wanting to figure out this whole lens cap thing. (I had a photo of Mr. Pitt portraying Achilles in that Troy movie as a joke but I had to remove it for copyright infringement)
I can tell my sentences are too short and sound like they are written by a chimp so, to make you think I’m smart, here’s some boring facts about the Achilles Tendon: The calcaneal (or Achilles) tendon is the thickest and strongest in the human body and is about 15 cm in length. This tendon connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. It puts a spring in the step and helps one to stand on tiptoe. Unlike the other tendons in the body, though, it has no protective covering and is therefore very vulnerable to inflammation and injury. Even shoes which don't fit correctly can inflame or tear the tendon. The Greek warrior, Achilles, was the son of a sea goddess and of a mortal father. When he was a baby, his mother tried to make him immortal by dipping him in the River Styx. She held him by his heel, which never touched the water, becoming his only vulnerable spot. Years later, he died in the Trojan War when his enemy shot him in the heel with an arrow.
Wow. Who knew, right?