Sunday, May 16, 2010
I had a GREAT walk on my treadmill yesterday. Since it was snowing outside I challenged myself by walking a little faster than typical on the treadmill. Felt terrific afterward and went through the rest of my Saturday without any difficulty.
Which is why I was SHOCKED to be awakened from a dead sleep by a screaming cramp in my left calf. My DH distantly remembers the event. I'm surprised it didn't fully wake him - I was waving my leg in the air and clutching my calf while shrieking "Ow! Ow! Ow!". I likely should have gotten out of bed and walked it out. Instead I writhed around until it (more or less) passed.
Although my DH sometimes gets these "wake the dead" leg cramps, this was my first. What really surprised me is that today I can STILL feel it. My calf keeps twinging, reminding me that at ANY MOMENT it might decide to send me shrieking to the floor.
So....guess I'm off to do some research on what I SHOULD have done to prevent this. I'm VERY motivated to head off any future calf attacks!