Friday, November 08, 2002
On the whole, I'm a fairly tough guy -- you know high pain tolerance. I can take a hit, walk it off, and play with pain. However, I turn into a major wimp when I have to do an ice plunge for a sprained ankle. Today I moderately rolled my ankle and did two 20 minute ice plunges in a bucket of ice water. The first few minutes, before numbness begins to set in, is almost unbearable. Looking on the bright side, I was able to get some reading done late at night without having to worry about falling asleep -- which is tough to do with your foot submerged in frigid water up to the ankle.