Meganerd Takes An Ice Bath

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Please watch this until at least 1:05.  It brought on the MAJOR LOLs for me.

 

HAHAH she won’t sit down in it!  See why I like to run 17 miles with Megan?  She makes me laugh.  πŸ™‚

 

Oh, PS – I am not woman enough to take ice baths.

{ 36 comments }

 

  • catheroo October 30, 2009, 2:29 pm

    Oh man. I know that feeling! What I usually do is put cold water in the tub, dress warm on top, make a hot beverage and grab a magazine (like Megan did), and then once I’m in the tub, I dump the ice in. Much easier to take!

    And it is FREEZING and I scream a lot in there, but it works!

  • Nicole October 30, 2009, 2:32 pm

    Haha!! That brought joy to my day!

  • Diana October 30, 2009, 2:33 pm

    I could never do that!

  • K8 October 30, 2009, 2:36 pm

    They work! The warm on top is the key. I treated it like a regular bath the first time, not a good idea.

  • Susan October 30, 2009, 2:42 pm

    Jumping into a bathtub of ice is the LAST thing I want to do after a 30 F run!!!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is October 30, 2009, 2:43 pm

    LOL OMG!!

  • Nikki T October 30, 2009, 2:44 pm

    I personally would NEVER sit my ass down in an ice bath! Good for Megan!!

  • Whit October 30, 2009, 2:44 pm

    I adore this.

  • Justine October 30, 2009, 2:46 pm

    OMG – hilarious! Loved the music! MegaNerd is very brave!

  • Erica October 30, 2009, 2:48 pm

    hahaha this video is hilarious. I hate cold! I Could never get in that bath! Thanks for posting πŸ˜‰ Made me giggle.

  • VeggieGirl October 30, 2009, 2:49 pm

    The music is priceless πŸ˜€

  • Jenna October 30, 2009, 2:49 pm

    great video! i love the music in the background.
    it makes me cold just by looking at her πŸ™‚
    jenna

  • Lo October 30, 2009, 2:52 pm

    i think the music creeping into this video is effin hilar. and i am not brave enough to even shower luke warm. props to her!

  • Marisa (Trim The Fat) October 30, 2009, 2:53 pm

    OMG!!! I was getting hypothermia just watching this!

    Total running novice alert: How long is that torture necessary after a long run? How does it help your body?

    • caitlin October 30, 2009, 5:19 pm

      15 minutes. it reduces swelling and inflammation. all professional athletes do it as well.

  • Joelle (The Pancake Girl) October 30, 2009, 2:57 pm

    That is WAY too intimidating for me to try! Yikes.

  • Mel @ She Runs Brooklyn October 30, 2009, 2:59 pm

    awesome πŸ™‚ thanks for sharing

  • MelissaNibbles October 30, 2009, 2:59 pm

    That made my day. Thanks!

  • Katie - Life Discombobulated October 30, 2009, 3:01 pm

    Congrats on the LONG run!!! That’s awesome! This video is hilarious and I emailed it to all of my running friends. : )

  • Amy October 30, 2009, 3:04 pm

    LOVE THIS!! I take ice baths the EXACT same way…except I wear some fuzzy socks, too, haha! 15 minutes and you’re done…and it feels AWESOME on tired muscles. Try it, long runners–I was skeptical too but I seriously love ice baths now!

  • Katie October 30, 2009, 3:49 pm

    Hells no! That looks painful! LOL Although she does it better then I would I am not woman enough for that either! EEK cold and I live where it snows!

  • Kaye October 30, 2009, 3:50 pm

    I’ve run 4 marathons and this is the BEST way to recover…Caitlin…you should really try it. It TOTALLY works!

  • Lizzy October 30, 2009, 4:32 pm

    OMG I love the music! πŸ™‚

  • Lauren October 30, 2009, 4:50 pm

    Love the music-that is hilarious!

  • Melissa October 30, 2009, 4:56 pm

    That.was.awesome! πŸ™‚ LOL

  • Tinagirl October 30, 2009, 5:20 pm

    We have a creek that runs through our city park that they have cemented in to make “Sycamore Pool”. Its FREAKING COLD already. We get into our waist after our long runs and a good stretch. I always feel SO GOOD if I take a dip after my long runs.

  • Martha October 30, 2009, 5:23 pm

    Ice baths help a TON!!! But I find it really helps me if I get into the water first and then once I’m in, I then dump all the ice in! Otherwise, its almost impossible to get yourself in there! πŸ™‚ Good luck w/ your training! You’re going to love the marathon!

  • Jaya October 30, 2009, 5:48 pm

    You cannot survive in elite sports without the ice bath! When I am in season, ice baths keep my soreness just distant enough that I can get through 2-a-days, 6 days a week! If you have to compete two days in a row, it is a must! I love Meg’s video.. I’m glad I’m not the only one who actually wears a hoodie in the ice bath and takes reading in as well. Once you get used to them, you get these sick and socially unacceptable cravings for them.. I actually look forward to one after hard training and competition. Great to read that so many other people do this!

  • maria October 30, 2009, 6:49 pm

    I don’t know if I will ever be that brave. Maybe someday, but I really doubt it.

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) October 30, 2009, 8:02 pm

    That was awesome! I love the music too. One of my favorite pieces πŸ™‚

  • anonymous October 30, 2009, 8:14 pm

    i LOVE icebaths!!! i’m a college athlete (on track) and i take them all the time they are great

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) October 30, 2009, 10:46 pm

    I don’t think I could ever do that!

  • Chloe (Naturally Frugal) October 30, 2009, 11:38 pm

    Oh my god, I just got around to watching this and it is TOO funny! I’m just giggling to myself on my couch alone in my living room.
    You girls make my day πŸ™‚

  • Heather @ For The Health Of It! October 30, 2009, 11:46 pm

    Excellent advice! My coworker, who just went to the gynocologist for the 1st time at 22, just got called in for a follow up due to a pre-ccancerous pap smear. I’ve been going since 16, and that may seem extreme, but it is soo important to go no matter what age! I cant imagine waiting that long, or going soo many years between! Good luck with everything. I’m sure it will be OK.

  • Susan October 31, 2009, 1:17 am

    Love it! Go ice baths!

  • Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope October 31, 2009, 8:48 am

    wow, that seems just a little dangerous lol

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