This morning the temperature was a crisp 25 degrees when I edged out the door for my run.
Those first couple of miles can feel a bit cold as my body shifts from enjoying the warmth of the inside to having to generate my own body heat during a run.
Then, when I finish, my body needs to readjust. Most days a nice hot shower usually does the trick. This wasn’t working for me today.
But as I headed back to my locker at the Y, I was walking past the sauna. I had the time so why not spend a little time in the sauna.
I pulled open the door and stepped inside. Man, 190 degrees never felt so good. I spent the next 20 minutes setting on the bench just soaking up the heat.
Stepping out was still an abrupt change, but at least now, I felt nice and warm.
On these cold days, I wish I had a sauna built right into my house, but for now, I will settle for the one at the Y.
Feeling the warmth in the Sauna,
The Cool Down Runner