Ask Away...: How I Overcome Running Injuries + A Giveaway

Monday, October 13, 2014

How I Overcome Running Injuries + A Giveaway

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I am so proud of myself for becoming a runner.  I never even knew I had it in me.   However, it's a very challenging activity especially when I get injured.   Over the summer, right before my first ever 5K, I started to get some Achilles Tendonitis.  I seriously wanted to cry.  Somehow I still ran an amazing time at the 5K but I was so anxious for weeks and weeks that I wouldn't be able to run like normal.



Luckily, I've found a way to take care of my body when it comes to running injuries and it's really not that hard as long as you keep up with it.   Basically, I use cold therapy products.  Most people that try to recover from aches and pains of an active lifestyle were stuck with a frozen ice pack and having to sit still.   It's so hard for me to sit still these days, as my to do list is ALWAYS huge.   So instead, Arctic Ease created a reusable cooling wrap that gives you hours of relief without even being refrigerated.   It combines the benefits of cold and compression therapy and it conforms to your body so it can stay in place without clips or tape. 

It's such a simple thing.   I just unroll my wrap, wrap it around whatever part of my body hurts, and I go about my day.  It's biodegradable, eco-friendly, anti-microbial, and odor-free. 

You can use Arctic Ease before, during, or after activity.  It not only reduces swelling but it improves blood flow and reduces the pain associated with injuries.   Plus, compression helps reduce swelling from Arthritis, muscle pains, strains, sprains, and repetitive motion injuries.  And it comes in different fun colors.  Oh, and it's a product that's made in the good ol' USA!

This was like a miracle product for me.   Within 2 weeks of use, I no longer had any heel or ankle pain.

I can't believe how effective it was and how comfortable it feels when I wear it.  I also have to say, this really gave me more free time because I didn't waste time having to be stationary and sit in a chair while I ice myself.


And one winner will get a wrap and tshirt from Arctic Ease!

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6 comments:

  1. I love the fact that they contain No Parabens, Synthetic Fragrance, Sulfates, Paraffins, DEA, Petrolatum, or Mineral Oil.

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  2. Favorite thing about them is they’ll stay where you put them without the need for tape or clips.

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  3. My favorite benefit is that you can use it and still remain active, unlike sitting around with an ice pack.

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  4. I love that they’ll stay where you put them without the need for tape or clips.

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  5. I like: Once Arctic Ease® wraps are applied, they’ll stay where you put them without the need for tape or clips.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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