As I set here with bags of ice wrapped quad, it does give me a moment to pause. If I wasn't running, I probably never need to ice down my limbs.
Well, for the matter, if I didn't run, I would not need to do a lot of things:
Buy running shoes or clothes, do core workouts, lift weights, ride my bike, stretch, take ice baths, spend hours outdoors on extremely hot or cold days, get up early to run or stay of up late to get in a workout, and avoid all junk food.
But I do run and I accept all of the things that come with it.
So I will continue to set here, ice down my leg, and keep my fingers crossed that my body holds together through Sunday noon.
Tales from the Runner holding a ice bag.