Calf reduction is a popular surgery in South Korea. There are many ways of undergoing this procedure, but the most common is cutting away some of the gastrocnemius (calf). Another option is nerve-blocking through injections of toxins into the legs, which causes the muscles to atrophy and shrink. You can read about it here.
Ew, what-the-frick?!? I really like my 무다리/radish legs! They are big and strong, and they carry me over long distances. I also think they look pretty great, and I'm definitely not embarrassed to wear skirts or shorts because of my calves.
I would most definitely never undergo some kind of hideous reduction surgery in the name of skinnier calves. Gross.
For comparison, here is my 다리 ('leg') next to a 무 ('Daikon radish'):
My gams look like edible root vegetables, not like little chicken legs.
Today, I took my radish legs out for an eight-miler in the rain. I'm not sure if I'm going to run a very speedy race next weekend. I'm psyching myself out, and I'm not sure if I can hold goal pace for 13 miles. Here are my splits:
- 8:20 (Ran the last half-mile with the boyfriend, wheee!)
Last night, I tried my hand at fudgey brownies from my new Dorie Greenspan cookbook. They were ridonculous:
Check it out with the flash on:
So now, if you will excuse me, my radish legs and I are going to go get some salmonella poisoning from undercooked brownies!