First game of the year

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The weather Saturday was great, hovering in the low 20’s. After a bit of a frost-delay we took on the East Course at Cardinal.

Early into the game I started to suffer cramps. By the 14th hole it was to the point where I couldn’t walk so I stopped playing and returned to the club house. From my reading [1] there are several potential drivers of cramps:

  1. Injury
  2. Activity
  3. Dehydration
  4. Chemical (e.g., low calcium, magnesium, potassium)
  5. Age

Naturally, I want to find the cause and take the necessary action. I can’t do anything about age; the injury driver, for yesterday may actually be relevant in that (1) my left foot still bothered me as a result of an injury I suffered last October (2) new shoes: they were stiff and a little tight due to wearing heavy socks.

During the game, while drinking a lot of water, I switched to a sports drink in an effort to refill my electrolytes. May have been too little, too late. But I’ll look into vitamin supplements.


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