We all wish we had the discipline to drag ourselves out of bed for a spot of exercise before the commute to work.
An ingenious German man has found a way to combine the two by swimming to the office in the morning with his laptop, wallet and clothes in tow in a waterproof bag.
For the last two years, Benjamin David, 40, has dodged the stress of traffic lights and stressed out drivers by swimming over a mile to work down the river Isar in Munich instead.
“Iâ€™m not a monkâ€¦ When I was on my bike, I would yell at cars,â€™ he told CBC. â€˜When I was on foot, I would yell at cyclists, and so on and so forth.
“And just a few metres to the side of that is the river, and if you just swim down that, itâ€™s completely relaxed and refreshing.”
Every morning, David zips up his computer, suit, shoes and mobile phone in an orange bag known as a â€˜Wickelfischâ€™.
But knowing the dangers of river swimming, Benjamin always makes sure to check the river temperature before diving in.
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