Ice, ice, baby
Friday, May 28, 2010
I am completely dependent on ice. Yesterday I ran and didn't have time to ice before work. I think the school nurse (where I work) thinks I am little nutty but I went in there for ice as soon as I got to work. It makes an amazing difference in my knee maintenance to ice after every run. Sometimes I ice again later in the day.
This morning I did not plan to need the ice. I was doing a simple band workout and felt a pop in my back (in the same spot where, die to arthritis in my spine, I was brought to tears for much of last summer). In my younger years I might have worked through it but I have learned my lesson: straight for the ice!
If you tend to need to ice frequently like I do, I highly recommend getting some of those nice, squishy, fabric covered reusable ice packs. SO much more comfortable than real ice. In a pinch I have used frozen peas, but then worry I might forget which ones have been thawed and refrozen and feed them to m y poor children ;).