Friday, July 14, 2006

Half a Dozen Days in Memphis

It occured to me this morning that I forgot to post a blog about my day yesterday.

I have been so exausted from this trip that it's unbelievable!

Yesterday, I had two more 'business meetings'. They really wore me out. It's not easy to wear a suit all day and put on your dog and pony show when you're not used to it.

After my meetings, I went to Cafe Francisco for lunch and to take a break.

Then, I came home to work on thank you notes, to run errands, etc. I actually had to take one of my suits to the dry cleaners. I had no idea I'd be meeting with so many people... wild!

Anyway... I've been that kind of tired where you're so exausted you end up staying up till 1 AM, falling asleep on the couch. Today luckily, I slept in some and I'm feeling a little better.

My biggest problem at this point are the leg cramps that I had 3 days ago while I was sleeping. Apparenetly, they're called 'nocturnal leg cramps' and I used to get them a lot. I can't remember the last time I had them, but 3 nights ago, I had 2 bouts with them back to back in my right leg. Since then, it's been a little painful to extend my leg or to walk and my muscles are sore to the touch.

I looked up more details on why this happens and here's what I found. The first thing I noticed is that these cramps usually happen in people over 50. That's always good when 50 is just less than twice your age.

Secondly, people who tend to get them can be in a few categories including: those who have oddly shaped feet, those who don't drink enough water, those who have low blood sugar, and those who have low iron. I can't tell you how excited I am to fit all of those categories. Ugh! :(

I feel like writing an entire post on how frustrating my feet and legs have been in the past 3 years. Its amazing to think that you can have problems like this in your 20's.

Anyway. Good thing its another day... hopefully I'll be back to walking normally soon.

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