March 26, 2012

Icing your ankle

After my long (cut short because of ankle pain) run on Saturday, I was up for some major icing.

Follow these steps to ice like me.

1. Find an unread newspaper on the counter and realize that the newspaper baggy would make a perfect ice-filled ankle wrap.


2. Fill with enough ice to give you frostbite.

3. Have your daughter take pictures of you holding the ice bag and cling wrap. Listen to your daughter say, "It's not every day that a lady asks you to take a picture for her blog."

4. Get mad at your daughter when she takes pictures of your unshaven legs for fun.

5. Grab the camera back, and make sure to get a close-up of that cling wrap. Because maybe it will distract people from the previous picture.

6. Hand the camera back to your daughter to take more awkward photos.

7. Cling wrap the ice to your leg and cry like a little baby. I thought this was supposed to make me feel better, not like poking everyone's eyes out with pencils.

8. Accept your fate and go lie down on the couch, snuggled up to your laptop. 

You have no idea how happy it makes me to find a use for random trash (like newspaper bags) around my house.