Y'all, it's midnight. I have to work tomorrow. I should totally be asleep. I am in bed, but I had to blog about this. I just had the absolute worst leg cramps of my entire life. Not just a charlie horse in my calves, although I'm getting those, too. These were in the tops of my legs and literally brought me to tears. I have a fairly high pain tolerance, but this was bad!
I ran today, and despite getting off to a rough start, thanks to cramps in my calves, it was a pretty decent run. I stretched afterwards like normal and for some reason I'm feeling pain that I feel like could compare to natural childbirth. Seriously, y'all, it HURTS! SO, any advice?? I've done all I know to do. I eat good amounts of green vegetables and bananas, foods that contain potassium. I stretch after every run. I've tried heat. I've tried ice. What else? Should I maybe start a potassium supplement even though I feel like I eat plenty of potassium containing foods?
I know there are plenty of you out there that have gone through this, and it may seem petty, but I promise you...there's not a lot of pain that will bring me to tears...and I mean flowing tears. But this has! Any suggestions are appreciated!!