Taking the plunge
As I was growing up (presuming I have), we spent a ton of time in the water. It seemed as if all our recreational time involved a body of water, be it a lake, river, or just a creek. We didn’t have a lick of sense back then, and our assumption was that if it was warm enough to wear shorts, it was warm enough to swim. Therefore, we spent a lot of time coaxing our bodies into a creek, river, or lake that was still too cold for comfortable swimming. I know you’ve all been in that situation. Is it best to slowly wade in, giving your body time to acclimate to the chilly water, or is it best to just go for it and take a big plunge right off the bat?
Yeah, we all know you need to just dive right in. Otherwise, it’s pretty miserable.
As I rode to work Monday morning with a temperature of 35 degrees, I was grumbling to myself that I wished the weather would have just let me “ease into winter” instead of forcing me to “take the plunge”. I’m not sure if it would have worked or not. Given it was what it was, I did had to pull out the bulk of the winter gear for the ride in. I was fairly comfortable, although I could have gone with a warmer set of ear covers.
Hopefully this was just a small blip and not a sign of a hard winter for us.
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