This is me taking an ice bath in our bath tub. In the background, the timer shows nine minutes.

What I Love About Ice Baths

The nurse took the temperature under my tongue. “Your temperature is 93°F! That’s not good,” She said.

Normal body temperature is 98.6F. The life-threatening emergency medical condition known as hypothermia is defined as the core body temperature dropping below 95°F. I was technically hypothermic.

“Wait, your pulse is 33! That’s not possible. I’m not even going to write that down.” She…