So, yes, I do love the cold - but only when I'm warm in it.
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Cold versus Hot
So I think most people would say that I like the cold the best. I think I would even say that. But I think that people misunderstand this a lot. For instance, I didn't enjoy the 20 feet I had to walk to my car today in the 15-degree sunless weather. It was freakin' cold. But I did enjoy running when it was in the single-digits and got so warm that I had to take my gloves off. (Yes, I am that fast that I generate that much heat. Ha.) But this is why I like the cold more - you can get warm and be comfortable. So, in reality, I really like being warm better. Confused, yet? See, when it is hot outside the ONLY way to cool off is for the temperature to change - which usually requires going in some place that has AC. So the only way to adapt to the heat is to leave it. But. . .the cold? You can warm up in the cold. Your body can actually be warm in freezing cold temps. And that I love. I love exercising and being out on cool, crisp mornings. I love when my eyelashes form snowflakes. I love the chill on my face - but only on my face.