Cold Shower: Day one

I didn’t hop out of bed and get in.  I went for a run first and then did some chores.  Then I turned the water to cold.  But I couldn’t get in the water.  My reasonable side informed me I’d actually be foolish to step into freezing water.  So I turned the dial right between warm and cold and hopped in.  It was cold for me as I normally take steamy showers.   Slowly I made it colder and colder.  I washed my hair.  I shaved and nicked my legs more than I have ever before.  Shaving in cold water is a bad choice—whether it’s the shivers or the goose bumps something goes terribly wrong.
I made a lot of high pitched noises.  I shivered. I thought getting a chill couldn’t possibly be good for me.  I thought the water probably wasn’t even cold enough.  The water was freezing, but when it hit my warm head it actually heated up and got a little warmer. There is a benefit to being hot-headed. I tried to stay out of the water as much as possible.  It was awful. 
And then I turned the water off and suddenly things seemed fabulous.  I felt really awake and invigorated.  It seemed like there was a positive—a light at the end of the tunnel.  I told myself that the next day I would get in with the temperature where I had left off today.  (Yeah right…check in tomorrow to find out…)
Personal Euphoria

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Maggie Downie
Thank you for giving your time to stop and read my blog. I hope it encourages you to keep moving. Move and the body will be happier. And when you're moving you can hike, run, swim in Jell-O, race over non-Newtonian fluids, travel the world or build igloos--if that's your thing. If not, you can watch me do it. This is just a spot to try and feel good about life.

One Comment

  1. Michelle April 10, 2012 at 7:03 pm - Reply

    I read your other post on the cold shower. I’ll say your brave. Couldn’t get me to do that. LOL. I’ll take hot showers any day. It WOULD be nice in the middle of a hot and humid day though.

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