Ouch

I shot out of bed about 4am, the cramp in my calf muscle felt like a hot rivet dropped into a bucket of kittens. It’s a family thing, the quinine in the Irn Bru helps prevent it, but hell it’s been a dry week so it was bound to happen. I knew when I got out of bed on my only day off I’d be limping. Dammit.

By late afternoon I was grinding my teeth at the sunny day out there that I’d had plans for, so when the girls called to say they were heading home we made a picnic date for an hour’s time and I was soon outside in the evening sunshine.
Munchies finished we headed into the Kilpatricks for a wander around the trails below the crags where the leg was servicable enough. The woodland has had some trail work done and was easy going, quiet, and really rather lovely as the soft light filtered through the tall trees.
As we headed back to Overtoun House something we saw demanded comment, a single tree leaning towards us, pulling the colours of autumn onto its shoulders. A little ripple of excitement went up and down the wiring at the sight of that. The years rolls on once again.

9 thoughts on “Ouch

  1. It’s also a sure sign of being low in magnesium (which is very easy to to). It’s a family thing for me too but mag supplements sorts it.

    Try Calm Natural for superb absorption and excellent “witches brew” special effects when you add the water, or Biocare Magnesium Taurate for the next best thing (and don’t bother with anything based on magnesium oxide since you’ll see about 2% of what you pop in your mouth even if you have really strong stomach acid!).

    Take it before bed for an excellent night’s sleep!

  2. If only bucket hadn’t had a lid on it they could have escaped…

    Had a banana earlier so I should be on the right mineral track tonight I hope.
    I’ve tried various supplemenmts over the years, they do work too, consistency is always the problem for me.
    Nice links, cheers.

  3. “a single tree leaning towards us, pulling the colours of autumn onto its shoulders. A little ripple of excitement went up and down the wiring at the sight of that. The years rolls on once again.” And I spy crampons elsewhere on the site.

    Just back from a few glorious days in Dorset and you’ll have me wishing away the next few months, which can be the best time of the year in my opinion, in favour of snow!

    Anyway, glad you had a great few hours with ‘the family’ – the last week has reminded me quite how little I actually see of mine.

  4. Aye, it’s easy to let time slip by like that. We’re off on a camping trip as soon as a tent is sorted out, I’m liking family outdoor life.

    Autumn? Can’t wait, the colours, the coolness, there’s water to drink on the hills… :o)

  5. Just make sure the tent is big enough, preferably with a conservatory and carpet like my car camping palace, as I’m sure I heard my wife say she actually enjoyed the experience last week unlike previous adventures in the likes of quasars…

    And yes the colours are definitely it!

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