Tuesday, May 2, 2017

As If You Needed Another Reason

This goes on the list of Reasons-Getting-Old-Sucks.

Yesterday, about a half-mile into my run, a cramp tore through my left calf.  It felt like something vital had been torn.  In my 40+ years of running, I’ve never cramped while in the middle of a run.  Side-stitches, heat exhaustion, dehydration, and even tripping on flat sidewalk and scraping the hell out of my knee are all things that have happened.

Cramping so bad I could barely walk back to the locker room was a first.

Apparently, my limp was so pronounced, and my face such a rictus of pain, a very nice young lady stopped and asked if I was having a “heart attack or something”.

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