Video Filmed From Shoe
One thing about doing something for the first time every week - it forces you to think differently. Even when going for a simple training run. Not a very interesting activity when stuck in pre-programmed mode.
Your mind begins to wonder as you trot along on the beach, like how cold the water really is in January, and whether you could dive in naked without being noticed by the person a couple hundred yards up the beach, or the person looking down from the bluff. Then you ask yourself, why should I care?
Next your running toward the water, feeling the cold rush around your feet. Around your legs. Other things. Then you're fully submerged.
This is fun, you say.