I'm really glad I don't live in Verkhoyansk. It gets really cold there. It gets cold here in Virginia, too, but not like that.
Wednesday morning it was a nice chilly 36º out though. Cold enough that I just didn't feel like running, even indoors at the gym, on the treadmill. (I know, not logical.)
So I decided to swim instead. Luckily, the very nice lifeguard at the gym had made an executive decision to turn up the heat in the pool to a balmy 86º! Those fifty degrees of difference were delightful.