The Ice-Up really works well. I took it to work and I've used it twice there, and then took it home. Not only does the ice stay put, I can hold it without my hand freezing, too. If you have to do ice massage a lot, I highly recommend it.
During today's run I pondered whether I should just stop running altogether. I'm really getting tired of the pain and worrying about the latest thing that might cause me pain. I can't run more than once a week and more than 3 frickin' miles without pain. It is really frickin' frustrating.
Note - "frickin'" is my new word. Apparently it's pretty old - from the Urban Dictionary:
...from Andrew Carnegie's partner Henry Clay Frick, whose name became a "dirty word" in southwest Pennsylvania in 1892 after Pinkerton goons, whom Frick had hired, assaulted and murdered striking steel workers in the town of Homestead.
It's also a term used in its short form - "frick!" by Elliot Reid in Scrubs.
I'll just use this form of the word after my most painful runs - "Frick! Frick! Frick!"