Today after my 5K race I added on 4 more miles that slowly turned into a walk to finish my 7 miles for the day. My legs were killing me and was looking forward to getting into the jacuzzi and relaxing. Somewhere in the back of my mind, I remembered something about getting into a hot tub after running isn’t good and an ice bath is better. After being out in 36-degree weather all morning I wasn’t too keen on a cold bath. I had my friend google “hot tub vs ice bath after a run” and found an article on running.about.com that explained the benefits of an ice bath and why I shouldn’t soak in a hot tub. Ugh. I was still unsure though. But I was already hurting, so I decided to take the plunge.
I could sit here and describe to you how my very first ice bath went, but I really think that the following pictures and video is the best way to show it. Enjoy my pain.
As this video was being shot, I was mad! I didn't want proof of this ridiculous decision I had made. After it was all over and I watched the video, I realized how hilarious it was. I cannot stop laughing at myself!