Recently I was contacted by Arctic Ease to try out their product. Hmm, let me think about that, well of course I will:) Since completing our Half in October we basically have been doing the training schedule all over again (minus the number of runs during the week). Last week was 7miles and I knew that would be a great time to try out Arctic Ease. There has only been a few times after long runs that I have ever "iced" my knees or anything and why I don't know cause I really think it would help me. Enter Arctic Ease
Here is a little info from there site:
The optimal temperature for effective cold therapy is above 59° F (15°C).*
When skin temperatures go below that, tissue damage such as frost nip and frost bite can occur - it's one of the biggest risks associated with traditional ice therapy. And it's why you have to put ice on, then take it off - over and over again. Arctic Ease eliminates this inconvenience, reduces the risk and discomfort associated with temperature extremes and makes it easier to get relief from pain and swelling so you can get back to doing what you want to do.
So after the 7 miles and breakfast of course I mean hey we run for something right, I headed home and opened Arctic Ease and below is what it looked like.
Pretty much like a moist ace bandage with gooey gloppy stuff on it. The gloppy stuff made me think I do not want that stuff on me and I started to wipe it off, however after reading further I realized that gloppy stuff was probably part of the "cryotherapy" that Arctic Ease is all about.
As you can see from my fabulous leg shoot above, I know its one of the sexiest legs around~HA!~ I wrapped from just above the knee down and cut it off. I wasn't sure how much was left on the roll but I started wrapping my other knee as well. There was only enough to go around my knee once but it still worked out okay.
What I Liked:
* It wasn't freezing cold
* I was able to move around, didn't have to sit still holding the ice pack
* Comfortable- once I wrapped it around my leg that was it nothing to hold it on
*Wasn't messy at All
What I Didn't Like:
* Honestly the only thing I can say here is it wasn't cold enough. Although I do not want it freezing icy cold a little colder would have been a little nicer!
I wore the wrap for a couple of hours until it was completely dried out. Then I wrapped it back around the roll that it came on, placed it back in the package it came in and put 2 tablespoons of water in the package sealed it up just like the directions said. Last night I got it back out to use again and it was just like new!
Would you like to try out Arctic Ease for yourself? Well you are in luck! Shelley with Arctic Ease was kind enough to send a couple of extras to giveaway!
MANDATORY* Be a follower of my blog
MANDATORY* Go to Arctic Ease and tell me why you wanna try it out
*Post It on Facebook
*Follow Arctic Ease on Facebook
*Follow Arctic Ease on Twitter
Winner will be selected on November 27 ~Sorry but US Residents only
Arctic Ease contacted me about trying out their product and giving my opinion. I was NOT paid in any way!