Friday, 11 July 2008

A musical ditty, no not P Diddy!!

Cramping in my legs,

was so exciting,

Cramping in my legs,

was un-invited,

Woke me from my dreams,

oh, what's a girl to do-ooooo?

Yes I woke up last night around 3 a.m. with a screaming pain in my right calf. Holy Hannah, my whole leg and foot were having major cramps and tremors....what the heck is that all about? I had to leap out of bed and try and get my foot flat on the cold floor, that seemed to fix it up, but today my calf is really sore.

Tell me you guys have had this at some point too!!

This week has been busy, crazy at work and yes I've been sitting way too long for hours on end.

I've been in a running funk and haven't been out since Sunday and yes, I'm eating bananas!

So Wassup??

Just thought I'd share this with you while I'm screamingly busy here at work....trying to get ready so I can leave the office without too much overload while I go on Staycation next week.

Life's fun if you don't weaken,

(wouldn't Frank Sinatra be proud of me using the "Stranger's in the Night" melody for this little ditty?)


triguyjt said...

frank would be very proud...but we all know theres the silly little fact that.....he's dead....

hey, i did not know the distance running hall of fame is in cool is that....
go get em in the boilermaker..

a colleague of mine is going home to utica to anchor at one of the stations there.... he loves the area......

Wes said...

I used to get those cramps in my calves all the time. I had one a month or so ago, but before that, its almost been a year. I credit my strength training program for part of that, and staying fully hydrated!!

Marci said...

Very poetic! I think Frank would be proud. Are you getting enough potassium?

Xenia said...

Oh no! Hope your calf is better soon. I sometimes get calf cramps in the morning if I try to stretch too much while still lying down, but I've never had one wake me up before.

Marcy said...

Yes I got them a lot but during pregnancy LOL And yes I ate a lot of bananas too ;-) Seemed to work.

Anonymous said...

Good Grief, girl. That is SO not good.

Make sure you hydrate and get some additional potassium. That sucker's gonna be sore for a few days most likely and more prone to cramping.

Take care of yourself.

love and hugs,
~ b

Anonymous said...

I get cramps.I heard magnesium works. I hear potassium works. I hear not running works.

Honestly I don't think people have a clue. Hurts like hell though.

Kim said...

Last night I woke myself (and Doug) up laughing. Not sure what that was all about!

Make sure you're getting not just potassium-but a whole arey of electrolytes. I get them in weight traning class sometimes. I use Hammer Nutrition's Endurolytes. They are especially good for cramping and for running in hot weather.

Have fun on your staycation (did I spell it right)? AND have a BLAST on your run! Can't wait to hear all about it. Hopefully that will pull you out of your funk.

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

I only got those during pregnacy. I think it's an electrolytes thing, but not sure. Hope you figure it out soon. Those are no fun to wake up to!!

Running Knitter said...

I've had them before, and they stink. Maybe add some additional calf stretching to your routine?

AddictedToEndorphins said...

Thanks for the comments on my blog. :)

Try making sure you stay hydrated and that your sodium levels are balanced. A deficeincy might be the reason for the cramps.
( That totally would have sounded smart if I knew how to spell)

Take care! Good luck on your race tomorrow?

bluecolnago said...

cramps? i'd drink more beer.... :)

have fun at your race and kick some serious booty! keep smiling!

kilroy said...

Runners Rock! When you don't run your body will punish you by cramping when you are completely relaxed!

That is what I think has happened. You are not running and I woulkd guess that you are not stretching either ... the cramp you got was a massive firing of the muscles in your calf ... and by the time you got them to relax you had pretty much done the same kind of damage as running hill training on Corkstown road ... The good news is I hear the cure for what ails you is running and beer!

Have fun in Utica Big hugs ..

Lily on the Road said...

Thanks everyone I'll have to get back on track (not pun intended)

Thanks Kilroy you are correct, my calves DO feel like that for sure!!! And yes, running cures all evil....big hugs to you too, we will miss you at this race!

Vickie said...

I have had leg cramps two different ways: one when pregnant, pretty common. If it happens when sleeping, the best you can do is stretch the leg out and flex the foot with toes pointed up until it eases. I have also had it running, and suspect it was the shoes I wore at the time. If you're running, there's not much you can do but walk it off. Good luck and hope this clears up!