Taking cold swims during the winter means that you need a really good heating system in your car and in your home.
I know that this sounds like common sense, but I found this out the hard way.
I’m not the brightest crayon in the box, so to speak. Sometimes things don’t make very much sense to me for some reason. I was thinking about trying the whole polar bear plunge thing for a while there, but I just wasn’t sure that I could do it. I had heard that it was fun and very invigorating, but I just didn’t think that I had the capability to do it myself for some reason. However, this past year, I decided that I was definitely going to try it. I signed up for it and everything. The morning of the polar bear plunge, I packed a thermos of hot coffee and I turned the furnace up in the house. I turned the thermostat all the way up 78 degrees just so that it would be warm and toasty in the house when I got home. Not only that, but I turned the heating system in my car on full blast, too. I wanted the care to be warm and toasty when I got back in it. That didn’t work, though! I jumped into the water with everyone else, but when I got out, I didn’t hang around for the free donuts. I booked it all the way back to my car as fast as I could and boy, was I glad that I had the heating warmed up already.