UFIT has recruited me into their boot-camp.  Two days a week we meet and last night was our second night.  Unlike the first night I was able to understand the stations, keep up, and exercise to my full intensional.

Then at 12:10 a.m. I jumped out of bed, was hopping all around the room, screaming EW EW EW with an excruciating painful Charlie Horse.

Incredible the pain is still present this am so I went to Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  And did you know;

charley horse is a popular term for painful spasms or cramps in the leg muscles, typically lasting anywhere from a few seconds to a few hours. It can also refer to a bruising of the muscle, that commonly results in several weeks of pain and disability. A Charlie Horse is known as

  • dead leg
  • granddaddy
  • chopper
  • corky

It often occurs in sports when an athlete is struck by an opponent’s knee, in a manner like the kick of a horse, perhaps the reason for its name. These muscle cramps can have many possible causes including  hormonal imbalances, dehydration, and low levels of calcium in the blood, as well as side effects of medication.

Another nuance for the term “charley horse” is used to describe simple painful muscle cramps in the leg or foot, especially those that follow strenuous exercise.

So here I am with a dead leg this morning in about this area.

I can’t wait to contact Vic and Jess to see how they are doing.  I mean they must have a pain or two, to go along with my corky.

~xo cindy


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