I’m starting to take cold showers again. I wonder how long I’ll last.
There’s something about that initial wave when the frigid water chillingly pierces every part of your body. It makes you recoil and examine how vulnerable you feel. From head to toe your body wants to shiver and flail about. Your skin flinches and sends flurried messages to the brain, “Either block this gnawing ice or run away from its freezing grasp!”.
Focus. Deep breaths. Slow breaths. Deep breaths. Slow breaths.
“They cannot fight the cold.”
One wrong step and you fall.