Think icing is the best thing for your injury? Think again. Turns out compression might be better. Read this article for sure. If you're not convinced, read this one, which says icing might even slow healing down.
Twin Cities local celebrity runner and journalist of "C Tolle Run" fame, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, just finished the Twin Cities Marathon. If you go to this page, you can watch her journey from start to finish (start with Episode 133).
Friends telling you running's going to ruin your knees? Tell them they don't have a clue by pointing them here, here, and here. Or, if you don't like to read long articles (what are you doing here?), you can tell them that runners' knees are better in the long run—less arthritis, fewer knee replacements, and stronger. Plus, they don't turn black like runners' toenails.