I know I sound like a broken record for repeatedly posting how amazing I'm dealing with the heat, but I continued to be impressed with my body's ability to adjust to such a wide range of temps after doing the ice baths.
One reason I'm so stuck on this is because I have MS. Most folks with MS are VERY heat sensitive. In fact, before we had technology like MRIs and lumbar punctures, the main method of diagnosing it was to stick the person in a hot water bath; if it induced instant fatigue that prevented them from being able to get out, they got slapped with the diagnosis.
After a week of 100 degree weather, now that it's in the high 80s, I actually miss the heat!
In other news, got some nasty tendonitis (self-diagnosis) in my knee. I'm going to see if daily ice packs speed recovery time. I know I must have read this somewhere ages ago, but is there any healing benefit to cold baths (50-55F tap water), not ice baths? Now that I'm staying at my in-laws, I've got access to a sweeeet tub, but no ability to make or buy ice (they don't sell ice in Italy, can you believe it!) I know ice water speeds recovery, but I don't remember if there's a benefit to UN-iced cold water.