Saturday, February 26, 2011

Stomach Cramps

For the last few evenings I have had stomach cramps, I talked it over with Cory and we ruled out lady issues, food related discomfort and exercise related soreness. Last night Cory suggested that a lack of electrolytes might be causing my discomfort so we stopped and picked up some gatorade. After drinking half a bottle I was feeling much better and within a half and hour my cramps were completely gone. I didn't think I had been working out that hard this week so I was relying on just water and not taking in any nutrition with electrolytes. But on reflection all of my workouts have been at least 90 minutes in a warm gym. Lesson learned, I need to be taking in electrolytes even during the week for my short workouts.

Have you ever had these issues? I have heard of people taking salt tabs but I don't know much about it, I have relied on gatorade so far. Today I am branching out and trying nuun on my 50 mile bike ride.

nuun ready to goWinston wants to try it too
I will let you know how I like it. Happy Saturday =)


  1. I LOVE Nuun! It is what I use on all of my long runs and bike rides. I usually have just water for an hour, but anything over that, or if it's super hot outside, I use NUUN! It is awesome!

  2. I get stomach cramps when I run close to 7 min miles or under. So pretty much all 5ks and tempo runs. And don't know why I didn't think of replenishing electrolytes, thanks for the tip :)

  3. I love NUUN! Barefoot Angie Bee is actually sponsored by them too!

  4. I love Nuun & there are so many flavors & doesn't have the sugar like Gatorade which gets to my stomach. Hope it works for you!

  5. It very well can be electrolyte deficiency/dehydration. It can also be eating to much or not enough before a workout.

    You should notice an improvement once you start using electrolyte additives.

    Hope everything works out!