It started on my way home, fingers and hands cramping randomly. My right bicep cramping when I bend my elbow. I arrive home. The cramping continues, mildly and controllable. I had been drinking plenty of water and Gatorade all day. Upon arriving home, I drank more water and ate a banana. I then took a cold shower, and laid down for a nap.
A short while later I awoke in intense pain. Muscles from my mid-section down to my feet were cramping intermittently and uncontrollably. Hamstring cramping, straighten my leg, quadriceps start cramping. Back and forth. Rub my thighs then my hamstrings, trying to find relief. Back and forth. No relief, Left leg, right leg. At the same time my shin muscle is cramping, Press down my toes, calf starts cramping. Back and forth. Left leg, right leg. No relief. Bend down to rub my left calf, hip starts cramping. Wow! what can I do? If seems nothing, just ride it out. I lay there fighting, twisting, bending, rubbing, messaging. As franticly as I can.
Finally the pain eased up. I suppose they finally tried out. And so did I. I just laid there still, hoping it was really over. Afraid to move, afraid another muscle would start cramping. For a long time I just lay, resting.
This may not be a part of every shooter’s life, but in the hot summers of Las Vegas, it has often been a sporadic and unpredictable part of this shooter’s life.