This blog is the third in a series where our National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, is bringing tips for injury prevention and strength training to help improve our running performance. Today Carrie shares a great tip to help relieve sore muscles. For more expert advice from Carrie, check out our first annual fall running retreat the end of October!
As busy women, sometimes taking care of ourselves is one of the things that gets lost in the shuffle. Here is one easy way to try and prevent injury or help reduce pain and inflammation: DIY ice cups. Fill a Dixie cup about 3/4 of the way with water and freeze. Once ready to use, tear off the top of the cup. Use the ice to massage your muscles or sore area by making circles and adding slight pressure to that area. Do this for about 5-10 minutes three times a day.