On being sissy and my fab new #O'Neill #wetsuit!
Just the other day, I remembered the story of my friend Dan who had moved from Minnesota to Southern California and when he saw people pulling out their downs in 60 degrees, he thought they were sissy but after having lived there for one year, he found himself do the same thing--:).
Each time I go for a swim even though the temperatures are falling and the water is only solar-heated with the sun hardly coming out, I try to reinforce my friend's story on my mind before jumping in the cold waters! It is indeed a most refreshing experience that helps me to get over my own sissiness and keep fit in the winters! And what really helped me this year was the O'Neill spring wetsuit that I bought this summer from Hansen and I have to say that it has been one of my best investments so far! The wetsuit acts as a shock absorber when I dive into the pool and helps me keep enough warm so I can swim comfortably and even start enjoying the cold water after a few laps. It doesn't restrict any movement of the body during swimming and almost feels like a second skin, very comfortable and stretchy.
Here are a few things that are good to know before purchasing your wetsuit:
1. Getting the right size:
It should fit snug almost like a second skin because it does stretch out atleast 15 percent in water and you don't want the water to enter if it is loose in certain areas. I got mine directly at the Hansen store and the shop assistant was really helpful in getting me the right size. I got size 6 at 5'7 1/2" and 135 pounds.
My wetsuit does not have the seams glued and some water does enter which is essential to keep the body warm. I haven't tried a wetsuit with glued seams and don't know how that one works but perhaps some water does enter which is really very important to keep you warm as the shop assistant told me! You need to check this out with your sales assistants before you buy one.
3. Care of the wetsuit:
Ok, so you want your wetsuit to last which is why it is important to care for it like not leave it hanging in the sun so long and washing it with a little soap after every swim. I actually lay mine flat to dry so it doesn't loose shape.
P.S.: Ok, besides the weather, the other thing that is really sissy is that that you are about to turn 40 and have never been really kissed!:) On my life, you are kidding!!!!