My ice pack yesterday wasn't enough, so I decided to do an ice bath this morning.
That is a glowing rubber ducky. I thought it might make it feel warmer. It didn't work.
I only stayed in for 12 minutes.
Then I went to the gym. My calf, ankle, hamstring areas are tight and if I can ice it enough, I might not need to go to the Chiropractor and get adjusted. But it might come to that if I can't get my ankle to pop on my own.
Round 2 Ice Bath.
I took a second ice bath after I ran today. This is what I wore in the bath. I dressed in layers on top to stay a little bit warmer. This time I froze for 25 minutes. If you are going to do an ice bath, have something with you to distract from the fact that you're freezing--magazine, ipad, or phone (don't drop them in the water!)
We went from snow and 7 degree weather to 59 degrees and wind over the last week. It should feel warm outside, but the wind is too cold to play outside and enjoy it. I love the sunshine. I hope this warm up means that winter is ending. My kids need some more outside play time. And it would be nice to do some outside runs on the weekend.
- shoulder fly
- lateral raise
- upright row
- bent over row (easy bar)
- bicep curl (easy bar)
- push-ups (10 sets of 12)
42 minutes--treadmill--5.1 miles (7.5 mph), walk last .1 mile