LISTEN TO YOUR BODY!!
As a Runner to avoid injury LISTEN TO YOUR BODY. At 1.5 miles I reversed the route, headed back to the office with 3 miles total and called it a day. I am not sure what is up with my hamstring?? Cutting out 2 miles is worth avoiding an injury.
WORKED A LONG DAY AND HEADED HOME...After my shower my knees were still aching so I plopped down and put on my Blue McDavid Ice Packs, the kind you can get at Sports Authority. I have used these ice packs for a while now and generally I put them directly on my skin (BIG NO NO).
- NOTE: I played competitive basketball from 6th grade to 18th grade, I have YEARS of court pounding on my knees. Couple that with 2 knee surgeries on the left knee and you get some PAIN. Icing helps keep the inflammation down so I can continue running.
After practice in college (Basketball at Gonzaga) the trainers would make us dip our lower half into a COLD whirlpool as they dumped buckets of ice in the frosty water. I am TOUGH when it comes to icing. So I found it strange when my knees hurt from the Blue Ice Packs. I could not get comfortable. Generally I use for 30 minutes and don't even notice it.I did not use the Blue Ice Pack pictured above, just thought it was cute. After 10 minutes I could not take it. I took off the packs to see my right knee was grey and the skin was hard. WTH?? NOT GOOD! My knees stung and the skin began to swell. GROSS!
TALL MOM MEDICAL OPINION:
Using the Blue packs directly on my skin after taking a hot shower caused a mild form of Frostbite or possibly a chemical burn. So now I have lovely red knees and a lesson.
- BEWARE of BLUE ICEPACKS!! Stick to ice baths or good old Ice!
- Doing some quick research I found countless people who have suffered the same fate. Has something like this ever happened to you?
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