Ice is a runner's BFF. And sometimes the ONLY thing that will make your knees or your quads or your calves or your glutes - anything - feel better. I have yet to do this, but a lot of runner's take an ice bath immediately following a long run or race - to reduce inflammation to ALL parts at once. I can't even imagine. I hate the cold so plopping down into my nice relaxing, over sized round tub ... into ICE?? I think I'll pass (for now). And what about my girl parts? I think I'd wear a bathing suit to somewhat protect 'em. (giggle)
Saw this on Pinterest today and it is so true:
The last pic would definitely be me. I think I'd rather do just about anything than submerge myself in ice. Makes me want to cry just thinking about it.