Hey there! I’m functioning on very little sleep today, so I hope this post makes sense 🙂 If it feels a little off the rails, I apologize!
The Calf Thing
I would like to write an open letter to my calves.
Loosen up! Life is short, don’t spend all your time making me miserable. There are better things you can do, like helping me accelerate up bridges. Your prompt cooperation is necessary. I appreciate your help in this matter.
All the best, Kristina
If you couldn’t tell, last night my calves were as tight as ever. I hope to get a call today or tomorrow with the results from my blood work. I hate feeling like I don’t know what to do. I need an action plan!
My doctor mentioned dehydration, but I don’t think it’s possible. I drink ALL THE TIME since it’s always warm here and I sweat a lot when I run.
It could be an electrolyte issue I suppose. I never thought about that until my doctor mentioned it. Do electrolyte issues cause your calves to feel this tight? I don’t really know much about electrolytes other than that we have to replace them after long runs.
The Moving Thing
My apartment is full of boxes upon boxes that need to eventually get moved to the townhouse.
I’m pretty sure Adam and I are going to have enough deliveries to start our own Amazon warehouse by the time we’re ready to move!
Right now we’re predicting we’ll be able to move in within 2-3 weeks. We won’t be done with everything by then, but we’ll be far enough along to move in. We are planning to have our furniture and new appliances delivered next week!!!!!
Once the living room and dining room furniture arrives it’s going to start to feel very much like our home, instead of just the place we go to work hard on the weekends!
The Sexual Assault Thing
Over 80% of my readers are women and over 70% live in the United States so I just wanted to mention what happened on Tuesday.
For me, this election has been eye opening when it comes to the sheer volume of women who have been sexually assaulted. I knew sexual assault was a big problem, but I didn’t realize it was this big (1 in 5 women will be raped at some point in their lives).
Whether you voted for Trump, Hillary or a third party, I hope that we can all agree that women who are victims of sexual assault deserve support. While sexual assault has become a large part of this election cycle, it’s not just a political issue. It’s not just a women’s issue. It’s a really big issue for everyone.
Yesterday I made a donation to RAINN (the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) in honor of all the women who helped me see how large of a problem this is in the US (and around the world).
Back in 2014 I wrote a post about running safety and included a link to the RED Sabre Personal Alarm. Sabre makes a donation to RAINN for every RED personal alarm sold. I bring this with me on every run in the dark.
If, like me, your eyes were opened to how big of a problem sexual assault is, I encourage you to make a donation to RAINN and/or purchase yourself a red personal alarm. We need to take our safety seriously.
What do you know about electrolyte imbalances related to running? TELL ME EVERYTHING! 🙂
What do you do to stay safe when running in the dark?