Back to the busy Ladies pond refuge to try out a quality assured 5 degrees. No photos here – teeming with adventurers – nobody must know who escapes here on a Friday morning.
For the first time this is seering. Distract with deconstruction. Where are the pain and gain hotspots – now freeze spots? Below the collar bones where it’s tense, the asthmatic bottom ribs and the thighs.
5 degrees 5 minutes.
To survive I must learn the lesson first time fast. It must work. Hot frustration that my hot frustration is not a quick fix.
The lesson the water teaches me today, is patience. It owes me nothing.