The last few mornings I've gotten horrible calf cramps while lying in bed and stretching upon waking up. They're so bad that I walk around the rest of the day with a strained calf muscle.
I haven't experienced these kinds of cramps in years, but I recently started watching what I eat (basically just cut out the crap food and now eating healthy-whole grains, lean protein, fruits/veg- attempting to lean out a bit for fall racing) and I suspect that has something to do with it. However, I don't see that I could be deficient in any mineral because I've been eating a very, very healthy, nutritious diet. I'm taking calcium supplements and a multivitamin, and eating 5-9 fruits/veggies a day.
Any experience/advice with this?
I'm afraid I'll get a cramp so bad that it does some serious damage. Also afraid that its a mineral deficiency that may have other consequences besides calf cramps. It would be a really stupid way to get injured and don't want to get sick in some other way.