Daily Archives: November 8, 2009

Solving The Enigma


In case of being called a NATO for my apparent lack of concrete action in solving my perpetual cramps in my lower legs, I’ve finally bothered to consult with Mr Google and the famous online encyclopedia widely-used by undergraduates for their reference work but shouldn’t be included during citation in their bibliographies, Wikipedia. That’s quite a line.

I’ve successfully identified the muscles that contribute much to my discomfort while upping my pace doing my regular runs. The three culprits, with accompanying mug-shots, arranged in alphabetical order are:

1. Culprit I

The Gastrocnemius Muscle

The Gastrocnemius Muscle

2. Culprit II

The Soleus Muscle

The Soleus Muscle

3. Culprit III

The Tibialis Anterior Muscle

The Tibialis Anterior Muscle

Since the culprits have finally been apprehended, now it’s high time to do some investigative digging to figure out why these trio will always cramp up. Then, can I take the necessary actions to solve or even better prevent the cramps from recurring again. Hopefully.

Till next time.


Sunday Morning Run

Tampines – Pasir Ris Park Connector


18m 01s

08:10 min/km

7.33 km/hr

Mapmyrun: http://www.mapmyrun.com/route/sg/tampines/526125763795298947

SportyPal: http://www.sportypal.com/Workouts/Details/86613


I just wouldn’t learn, would I?

Since I’ve missed two runs due to entertaining some guests from the land of the Big Ben and Barclays Premier League Football (Man Utd rocks!), I thought I will do a quick and fast run just now. But the thing iss, my muscles are always slow to warm up and it will always be a bad idea to start fast.

Oh well, I repeated the same mistake again and like the pistons of the engines jamming up because of inadequate lubrication, my lower leg muscles (don’t have any clue what they are called) cramped up badly near the 1km mark.

So that meant my return leg (is there any pun here?) would be a slow and painful one. Adoi! 😥