|Hm. well. My left calf is swollen. Really!|
And I'm normally a sock-matcher.
I've been remiss about sock-washing of late.
A combination of dehydration and improper saddle height has resulted in a multi-day calf pain episode. I regularly have nocturnal leg cramps in my left calf. Probably once a month or so I wake up in insane pain with my calf fully tensed up and the muscle completely contracted. It's weird.
I strained this poor calf on Tuesday riding my fancy new bike (with a saddle height that was probably about 2 cm too high) on the trails in a mostly dehydrated state. A couple hours later, I met Glen and co for some CX "hot laps" where I could barely do a lap. The pain was just too much.
So I've been trying to take it easy this week. The commute home yesterday though was pretty painful. And slow.
|This is where we hot lap on Tuesday afternoons.|
So, I'm off the bike for today: drinking electrolyte stuff, hydrating, icing the calf, and eating vitamin I. I'm hoping that will allow me to ride this weekend as normal.
This makes me feel 40. In addition to being more aware of my potassium intake, I'm also pondering yoga.
Thinking. A novel concept, but I've been told that's what 40 year-olds do.