Sunday, August 23, 2009

Ice bath + Gin and tonics = :)

It seems anytime I take my miles up over 45 a week, I get injured. Is it going to take me another year to be able to push my miles over 45 a week and not get injured? My right hip is forward and twisted inward, which this week has resulted in my right knee and hammy hurting so bad I had to cut my 20 mile run to 14 yesterday. Well, I did 10 miles and then hung out and had coffee while I waited for my peeps to arrive. Then I ran 4 miles with them. OK I ran 2 1/2 miles with them and walked the last 1 1/2 miles. Ouch! I wanted to cry it hurt so bad. So home to try the ice bath.
The ice bath is not so bad, after everything goes numb, that is. But a little piece of advice, don't let your 4 year get in the ice bath with you. My little Avery loved being in the bath, but that child can not keep still. Ever! Yeah, she was in the ice bath for 10 mins and she begged to stay in longer. Strange child. I don't really know how much the ice bath helped. But I do know that after 2 gin and tonics (had after the children were in bed sleeping) I didn't care that my knee and hammy hurt. So maybe a few gin and tonics before the marathon and then I won't care that I'll be in pain? What do you think?

1 comment:

  1. I think gin & tonics before the marathon = puking during the marathon! Probably not a good pain reliever. :)