In December 2018, I did a Wim Hof workshop to learn how to use his breathing techniques to generate internal heat, mental focus and strength. The capstone was a 5 minute ice bath.
I got through the whole day’s exercises feeling strong… So good that I offered to go last, as an act of service—which meant I stood in the snow in nothing but shorts, for an extra 40 mins, while all the others went in. Finally, it was my turn…
It was 12 weeks ago. I started trail running. I started a journey that’s led to hundreds of hours on the trail and three fold that in the mind—thinking of the beauty of the day’s run: the people and teachings, the translations of larger meanings. Morning wisdom sessions. Lessons in life so real you can pinch the skin.
Time spent preparing for a race on visualization and putting up positive thoughts for myself and the rest of the field of runners.