Tuesday, October 1, 2013

30 Day Challenge: Cold Shower Therapy

I came across this article earlier last month and have really been pondering giving it a shot.  I mean, what do I have to lose?  I feel like I have become mentally weak this past year with the lack of challenges that I have laid out for myself.  The one challenge that I did layout to do, Pikes Double, I wimped out because I had a bad day on the Ascent and was not feeling well.  Yes I am still beating myself up about it even though I said I was ok with it, I am really not looking back at it.  Since then I have not done much of anything and have been in a deep self pity funk.  Starting today I am going to try and work my way out of this funk and one of the tools I am going to use to help me,  30 days of cold showers.

Why you ask?
Because it is uncomfortable and it will be mentally challenging to make myself do this.  Plus according to the linked article above and some other sources I have looked at it is good for you too.  At least that is what I am going to keep telling myself as I freeze my balls off.

Day 1:  First cold shower at lunch.  Just jumped right in at the showers at work after a 8 mile run over lunch break.  Lets just say I could not cry yelp due to being at work but damn it was hard to breath.  It really took my breath way for the first 4 1/2 minutes.  This is going to be interesting considering that there are times when I take 2-3 showers a day due to lifting, running, working in the yard, ect.

Here is a short 10 min video that really hit a nerve with me and pushed me into the yes column to do this challenge.

Are you going to join in my stupidity?