ICE, ICE, Baby

Monday, September 20, 2010

This …

Plus this …

Equals this …

On Saturday I took my first ice bath after logging in another 18 miles. I debated videoing the momentous occasion (don’t worry, I had on a swimsuit and long sleeve T-shirt – nothing X-rated here) but I wanted to spare you the loud screaming and colorful commentary that went something like, “Oh, *BLEEP!* Whoo, *BLEEP!* GASP, *BLEEP,* *BLEEP,* *BLEEP!*”

While it was cold as *BLEEP* I don’t think I had enough ice. The one bag I poured in melted fairly quickly. Next time I’ll need to add at least two or three. That’s right I said next time. I will definitely do it again. My legs and my feet felt great afterwards and I’m convinced it helped my recovery.

After a very active weekend of walking/running (I took it easy) and playing tennis I’m so pleased that my foot – and the rest of me – feels wonderful. I’m 40 days out from my first marathon, Gasp!, and I’m looking forward to taking every step.

Winks & Smiles,
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Anonymous,  September 20, 2010 at 1:07 PM  

Oh My bleeping goodness, you actually sat in ice??? Are you bleeping crazy??? Have you lost your bleeping mind????

Glad it all worked out for you :)

kat September 21, 2010 at 5:22 AM  

Your a braver woman than me, I've yet to do the whole ice bath thing, I really don't think I can, very impressed.

Jen @ After The Alter September 21, 2010 at 11:48 AM  

wow! you are brave! There is no way I could get my body in a tub of ice!! yikes!! lol

Jennifer September 21, 2010 at 9:52 PM  

I agree with Jen @ After the After: you are so brave is right! I want to turn up the thermostat when it dips below 65 degrees, and here you are in an ice bath. Coooolio.

hair accessories September 22, 2010 at 3:36 AM  

OMG! An icy cool bath? I can't imagine you can take that cold temperature. Anyway, I'm really impressed with you!

Anonymous,  September 22, 2010 at 3:22 PM  

Holy Moly! You are a brave woman! I never heard of an ice bath for recovery! I am so glad it worked! Stay strong & healthy! :)

Unknown September 24, 2010 at 7:49 PM  

Thanks, Everyone! It really saved my legs. We'll know I'm brave if I can do it again this week. LOL!

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