Imagine seeing a guy in the sea holding an umbrella in the rain.
Yep, that was myself and others a few weeks ago. Most people were in their flats resting in front of their oil furnace or fireplace trying to stay hot while I was out in the pouring rain resting in particularly cold sea water. I had our umbrella because I wear gloves and a hot hat and don’t want them getting wet, hence the umbrella in the rain during the sea. Makes perfect sense, right? I would prefer to be resting in front of our hot space furnace and not bearing the cold sea temps, however periodically all of us have to subject the body to circumstances that are not so desirable to achieve some benefit from it. I get a big burst of energy from these cold sea dids each morning and it also helps our joints heal from their pains. I set our hot water furnace thermostat to its highest setting so that when I come house from our dips I can take a nice hot bath without running out of hot water. I’ve been doing these dips for about 6 months now and notice a big difference in our energy level and our mood. I also prefer to heat up our flat with the central furnace so that when I am done with our bath I still keep all of the body heat. I can be shivering for an hour after our cold dips if I don’t take a hot bath and heat up our flat. Maybe I’m just crazy.