Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Minus stupid.

So. Life has been especially ...alive... this past while. Speed skating 7 days a week only sounds fun on paper, or when it's not that cold. I'd settle for a steady -20 if it actually happened. But, the world doesn't work like that. Especially not when it's already -NotFun outside and windy. Like yesterday. It was apparently -35 or colder on Monday, because my coach just went home before practise started on account of the cold. I got there late though, and thought
"Pah. whatever. Being cold is for the weak."
*Five minutes later*
"Goodness Jesus. I really wish i could feel my extremities right now."
*Five MORE minutes later*
"Well, i sure wish that i had brought some extra layers. Four just doesn't seem right anymore."
*Unidentified time later*
"Well that was fun. Now let's go back in and warm up."
*Thirty seconds later*
*Ten minutes of agony later*
"THE PAIN!! AAUUUGH!My feet are on fire!"
*Three more minutes of torment later*
"Well that wasn't so bad. let's do it again!"
Then in the newspaper today, the front page had a handy diagram, illustrating exactly what i was feeling. Apparently if you're toes freeze and are all tingly, like mine frequently do/are, that means that something has actually frozen solid, and is now in sharp little ice crystals inside your foot. And then i learned about the wonders of hypothermia, like dementia and uncontrollable shivering.
The good news is that it's supposed to be really warm on the weekend, for Olympic Style and Mass Start! like REALLY warm! like above minus 10!!! Yay!!!!
I'll put an explanation of Mass Start and Olympic Style somewhere here later, but this is enough for one day. You're already on the internet, i'm sure you can find something productive to do.

Like i said. Ready Normal People??


K o w a o m o t e said...

Haha, I liked the video.
Isn't the song from Avenue Q?

If I read that newspaper- I would have been thinking that I had dementia. My brain always tricks me into thinking I have all these wacky diseases and stuff...

Yay for warmth on the weekends!

Paul said...

It probably is. I just really like WoW.

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