Does anybody else out there get cramps in their calves in the middle of the night? I hate it when that happens. A cramp does more to damage your muscles, in my opinion, than your longest long run. I had a doozie last night. Just what I needed before the last big run tomorrow.
Today, at the soccer fields, I'm walking across the field after my second game, and I felt something crawling on my left calf. Not the one that cramped. I look down and it is a yellow jacket. I try to gentle brush it off my leg, and the next thing I know it looks like it's stinger is caught in my leg. Fortunately for me, it was so cold (or my calf was so rock hard) that the yellow jacket either couldn't pump the poison in or my legs just couldn't feel it. About thirty minutes later, I began to feel that familiar "you've been stung" feeling, but nothing like the basketball sized swelling one can get from a good batch of poison.
Alrighty then... I'm all geared up for tomorrow. Four plus laps around Stone Mountain and all will be good with the world...