Ok, now that I have that out of my system, onward and upward. Living in Hawaii has taken a toll on me. I once read an article about living in warm climates and how you should move before you get acclimated because it makes you soft. I thought it was hooey. But, it does. Yesterday, I went swimming and the water was a bone chilling 79 degrees. I just about died of hypothermia.
When I lived in San Diego, I only wore a full wetsuit in December through February, then a Spring suit (short sleeves and coverage to the knee) from March until May. The water was about 58 degrees year round and thought little of it most of the time. When I lived in San Francisco, the water was around 48-56 degrees and I wore a wetsuit only during the darkest parts of winter. Now, after living here on Maui for four years, I am soft and I get cold when it drops below 80 degrees.
I think it is time to move to a glacier for a bit so I can toughen up a bit… get hard, so to speak. Ahem.