Monday, January 16, 2012
Here, this will make most of you feel better
See? -30 C is -22 F, in case you were wondering.
No, I didn't run tonight, though I walked briskly to check out my neighbour's house while they are away.
Normally when I swim in the morning, I don't put on socks, and wear my suit underneath my pants. Typically I don't even button up all the buttons. I figure why waste time in the locker room? I was regretting the no socks thing this morning. Briefly. Not many other people were there so I got a spot close to the door.
The hard part is walking into a warm moist environment after being out in a very cold, bone dry environment. My glasses instantly ice over. Days like this I regret not having the laser surgery. Pity I can't even read about it without scrunching into a little ball of fear.
Though it's not as bad as the bar fight I sort of got into one day, many years ago when photo-gray lenses were cool. It was a very bright day, these were the dark lenses, and this was a very dark bar in between dance sets. No, not ballroom dancing. But you don't want to hear about my dissolute youth.
45 minutes minutes in the water, struggling a bit, not feeling smooth at all. Swim, kick drill, pull, intervals, drill, cool down.
Going back out to the car was really cold. I even wore a warm hat.