Sunday, November 6, 2011

Perceptions, Plantar Fasciitis, and Prancing Around In Birthday Suits

Just watched ‘The Adventures of Tin Tin’ in 3D. It was quite good, considering the fact that it was fully in digital animation. The characters looked life-like, with more definition and realism than ‘The Polar Express’. Actors Daniel Craig (James Bond in ‘Casino Royale’), Simon Pegg (‘Shawn of The Dead’) and Andy Serkis (of ‘Lord of The Rings’ fame) lent their voices to the key characters.
My friend Vijay described it as ‘stoic’, and he was accurate in his interpretation; it is a 110-minute film that is styled like ‘National Treasure’ with its analytical moments. Director and co-producer Steven Spielberg directed with a similar pace of his earlier ‘Indiana Jones’ trillogy of films. If you were to flesh comic-book characters into actual humans, then there is a certain reality that has to be created. The characters have to be believable, even if the stunts they subject themselves to are sometimes over-the-top. By the way, no stunt-people were injured during the course of this film. 

Is barefoot running unsafe? Does it contribute to specific running-related injuries? Here is a piece by a podiatrist about managing a common type of foot injury. Do you have plantar fasciitis? How are you managing it?

During the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii there is a precursor race called the Underpants Run. Would you go one step further and run naked? Here’s a 5K race done in the buff. By the way, all the best to our Singaporean marathoners Dr Ben Tan, Dr Benny Goh, David Tay, and the Team running at the New York City Marathon today. We wish them all the best!

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