The following is a sponsored post on behalf of ACE™ Brand. All stories and opinions are my own.
When I was in the fourth grade my mom used to let me walk one block to the school bus all by myself.
What she didn’t know is that every morning while all the girls waited, we had a double dutch rope, and we played and battled daily before the bus came. When the bus was late it was the best because more of us got to get a turn jumping and showing off our skills. I was a very skilled double dutch artist (as I call myself), I used to dance, pop up, and do all kinds of tricks in between the rope. I secretly had a dream of entering a real double dutch contest because I knew on the inside I was just as good as anyone else!
One morning however, it was raining. The weather never stopped us before and we started playing like we normally do.
Halfway into my first jump my right foot slipped on a very slippery piece of concrete and my ankle twisted in a very weird way. I felt the pain shoot up through my leg but I ignored it and tried to continue jumping. That was not happening. I limped on to the school bus and really didn’t think much about it.
By the end of the day I could barely walk and my mom took me to the hospital. It turned out to be a really terrible sprain and I would end up on crutches (side note: it is SO PAINFUL to walk on crutches!!) for an entire month!
One of the first things I had to do to begin the healing process was wrap my ankle tightly in an ACE™ Bandage. We had several at home because I was wearing them 24/7, there is no doubt that the ACE™ Bandages helped me heal as quickly as possible.
It took a while before my ankle completely healed, I had trouble with it up until high school! I still feel pain sometimes when its about to rain. (I am an old person like that!) 🙂 Thankfully I have not had any issues in my current running journey but boy do I remember that injury like it was yesterday! I was thankful to use the best bandages on the market to help stabilize my ankle and assist with the healing process!
So I was excited when I was sent an ACE™ Brand Elastic Bandage with the new ACE™ Brand Clip to try. And I love it! I of course wrapped my right knee as that has always been a troublemaker in my past running journeys. Lately with my increased mileage, I have been feeling some tinges but nothing too crazy and nothing while I run. I tried the ACE™ Brand Elastic Bandage with new ACE™ Brand Clip on my knee for my Tuesday run and it felt pretty good, and what do you know–no tinges! I think the knee really just needed to be stabilized. When I sprained my ankle one of the kind of annoying parts of the band was the metal clips, the ACE™ Brand Clip is so much easier to manage–it just sticks on!
A few great benefits of the new ACE™ Brand Elastic Bandage with ACE™ Brand Clip include:
- The clip stays fastened
- Easy to adjust
- Prevents clothing snags
- Provides customized compression
- Provides firm support and compression for sprains and strains
- Bandage retains elasticity after repeated use and washings
Check out this series of videos featuring “Arthur, ACE™ Brand Motivational Sportsgent” talking about how ACE™ Brand has “Fixed the Clip!”
Video #1: We Fixed the Clip with Motivational Sportsgent, Arthur: “Unleash The Lions”
Video #2: We Fixed the Clip with Motivational Sportsgent, Arthur: “To the Sport”
Video #3: We Fixed the Clip with Motivational Sportsgent, Arthur: “Did he Mean Lost”
ACE™ Brand offers a complete line of elastic compression bandages, hot and cold therapy products, and knee, ankle, elbow, wrist and back braces, wraps and supports.
To check out more ACE™ Brand products click here.
Have you ever had to wrap one of your body parts? Ever sprained an ankle? How good are you at Double Dutch? 🙂