The funny thing is that it only happens when I am at rest. It is never painful when I am running or walking. So far the only relief I have found is just standing up on the foot until the pain goes away.
As a Nutrition teacher, I know that potassium helps with muscle cramping. I do certainly eat my share of bananas and potatoes, so I know I am getting at least some potassium that way.
I know another runner ( I don't remember who) asked this question too about the foot cramping up. I just wondered if this happens to anyone else and what you have done about or what it comes from.
In other news, here are just a few things I wanted to share.
1. I did a 4 mile ( out and back) run on the trail this morning ( the rail trail, not the trail on the island).
When I was getting out of my car there was an older mother and two young boys ( about 7 and 9 maybe) getting out of their car too to walk the trails. I found it odd that the mom was in Khakis, a nice blouse, and shoes that were clearly not made for walking. The boys had khaki shorts on and t-shirt and sneakers. I took off for my run before they started to walk, but I did end up passing them on the trail on my way back and boy did they all look miserable. Clearly this walk was not for fun!
As I continued to run I thought to myself " I wonder if this walk is a punishment for the boys". Did the mom just decided to pull her car over and make them get out and walk? When I got back to the parking lot, I did notice that their license plate said they were from New York so maybe they just needed to get out and stretch their legs? Whatever the reason, none of them looked like they were having a good time.
2. I saw a 4 door Porsche at the veterinarians office this morning. I know that Porsche makes an SUV, but I never knew they made 4 door sedans. Well, I guess I wouldn't really know that because its not like I am in the market to buy a Porsche ( of any kind).
Have you ever experienced the foot cramping thing?