Thursday, November 18, 2010

Arctic Ease Giveaway

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
***BONUS ENTRIES***
*Blog It
*Post It on Facebook
*Tweet It

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!



30 comments:

Stacey said...

I'm a follower

Stacey said...

I think it will help with my sore knee..that's why I want to try it (:

Looks like a great product

Stacey said...

I'm a fan on FB

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

I'm a follower.

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

Two reasons bad knees! I sit with little ice bags on both of them right now as I type.

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

Linking your giveaway on my sidebar.

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

I like Arctic Ease on FB.

Whitney said...

I'm a follower! Sounds like an interesting product.

Courtney @ I CAN DO THIS said...

I'm a follower.

Courtney @ I CAN DO THIS said...

I would like to try it because it seems like you can ice more of an area than just with packs.

Courtney @ I CAN DO THIS said...

Liked on FB

Stephanie Anne said...

Im a follower

Stephanie Anne said...

my favorite features is that you can wrap & go. I hate walking around the house with an ice pack falling off my knee.

I also like that it doesnt need to be kept in the freezer. easier for traveling!

Stephanie Anne said...

Im posting it to my blog at www.runtohealth.blogspot.com

Stephanie Anne said...

im posting it on facebook

Trish said...

I'm a follower!

Trish said...

I'm with Stephanie Anne, I love that you can wrap and go. Unless you wrap a big ol ace bandage around your ice pack, you're kinda limited to what you can do sitting on your rear! ;)

Trish said...

I like Artic Ease on FB!

Stacie said...

I'm a follower!!!

Stacie said...

I want to try Arctic Ease because of my knee issues this year. This sounds like a great way to help the pain.

Stacie said...

I posted the giveaway on my blog.

Stacie said...

I tweeted ~ windyrunner

Stacie said...

I posted the giveaway on Facebook.

Stacie said...

I follow Arctic Ease on Twitter ~ windyrunner

Stacie said...

I like Arctic Ease on Facebook.

Kirstie said...

I am a follower.

Kirstie said...

Posting a link on my blog

Kirstie said...

I like that you can just wrap this on your body and go. No need to stay in one place you do with a bag of ice. No mess either!

Anonymous said...

Got some at the Philadelphia Marathon if you read the directions on the package you can always put the Arctic Ease wrap in the refigerator if you want it a little colder. I used it after running the Philadelphia half marathon, this product worked great on my very sore shins, took the swelling and pain away. Plus I was able to wear the wrap on my 2+ hour ride home.

@marathonmanruns said...

Gave me complete relief at the Philadelphia Marathon, I will use this product again, 1000% better than ice!