Twelve degrees this morning (feels like zero according to the weather app – who decides that). But, still for the challenge of it, or to prove our manhood or womanhood, or for the sheer stupidity of it, we dipped in the pool…that is after breaking up the ice on top, slowly, as it feels like sharp glass.
Getting a pool wasn’t even on our radar, but we thought it would be easier than ice baths. You may ask what instigated this madness? Back in October of 2015 my husband and I began taking the Wim Hoff online course, also known as Innerfire. After over a year we still consider it to be one of the best things we’ve ever done together. It consists of breathing exercises, yoga exercises and immersing yourself in the cold. The cold is still not my bosom buddy, but at least we are somewhat on friendlier terms.
And later for lunch, a warm meal — vegetarian rueben and baked fries with hot tea.
Also, the experience has given me writing ideas. “The Color of Cold and Ice” was inspired by this cold adventure. The short story, “The Mermaids” from “The Missing Butler and Other Life Mysteries” was inspired by the pool. As they say, write what you know.
4 thoughts on “Warm and Toasty after Cold”
Brrr. That is so chilling. Inner fire is an amazing concept. Enjoy your cold and ice. 🙂 here it was zero when we woke up but had warmed to a balmy 14 degrees and I avoided the cold as much as possible. Miss you!
Been just as cold here, so you are not missing any warm weather. Hope you are having a great time! Miss you, too. We will get together when you get back.
Wow, I admire your tenacity! I don’t think I could do that.
Loved your first book, hope to have time to read more soon.
I’ve noticed that people seem to use the word tenacity with me a lot. I guess that’s what keeps me going. Thanks for reading Jeane! Hope we can see you and Ronnie over the break.