Showing posts from February, 2021

It was literally freeeeeeezing.

                                                  I've been pretty absent these days, but do not fear! I'm still swimming, just for shorter periods of time. Saturday was my most recent swim. It was 3 minutes long. The water was 32F/0C. the air was 27F/-2.7C, windchill of -7.2C. Surprisingly the warm-up was totally fine and took no longer than my 15 minute swims at 38. I am always surprised (and comforted) by the resilience of the human body. Cold swimming is a reminder that I can handle more than I think I can on a daily basis. I mean, if my body can recover from a swim like that, it can handle the stress of grad school, clinical fieldwork during a pandemic, and relationship challenges. It's all good. Just got to trust more.  Usually, I wear a buoy but was a little concerned the buckle would freeze and I'd be stuck in a loop of icy webbing. Bit of an ice ramp leading to the water.  A little while ago I was explaining to a friend what we use to figure out how long we swi