Musn’t forget the painkillers
I’m leaving for Istanbul in two days and tried my rucksack on a few hours ago.
It’s not heavy (I’ve taken out my three pairs of stilletos, hairdryer and giant makeup bag) but because of my bad back, I need to be a bit careful. Together with the normal junk that goes into a rucksack, I’ll need to bring my regular dose of painkillers and muscle rub creams.
My feet are also flat, which essentially means that they have no arches like how all you normal people do. If you stand, you’ll see a little space between your feet and the floor- now that’s the space I wish I’d been born with.
There’s a scientific term for flat feet (always makes one feel a little important, doesn’t it, when there’s a special term), which is pes planus, or fallen arches. Arches may not seem very important but what they do is they cushion and protect your feet when you walk and distribute your weight evenly as you move. People with flat feet can’t walk or run for too long otherwise their feet, knees and ankles will start to hurt.
But never mind. It’s nothing which a good Turkish massage can’t sort out.
I wonder if I might have room for just one pair of three-inch heels.
© 2011 – 2014, Anis. All rights reserved.