I believe I may have had my first "bonk" experience today...
So I put in my longest ride today, to date. 20 miles with a average speed of 12 mph. I know that's not major by most cycling standards but it's a huge improvement to me. So after it was all said and done I went to get off my bicycle and the next thing I know i'm looking up at the sky. No idea how long I was out for. I eventually pull myself up and get my bike in my truck.
Once I get in my truck I manage to slug a sugar free sports drink. My legs didn't want to seem to work and my head is spinning. I decide to check my blood glucose level, 28 mg/dl! I manage to eat some cliff candy bar a coworker gave me months ago I left in my glove box (YUCK!). I get home and soon as I get out of my truck the cramps start up. I have woken up 4 times tonight with cramps and general body pain.
What do you do after a hard workout? I have taken a long hot shower, drank lots of water, good sized meal, ibuprofen and midol and normal saline (it's good to be a paramedic sometimes). I just cant seem to stay asleep tonight and it's really frustrating because I have to work in the AM and all I want is to go to sleep and stay asleep.