Monday, February 25, 2013

You Did What?!

Happy Monday peeps!

How was the weekend for everyone?? Good, quiet, busy, lazy?

If you follow me on Twitter  and Instagram then you already know how my weekend went. If you're not, you probably should.
It was cool to say the least. The very least.

All week I was checking the weather hoping we'd have a freak warm spell and it would only be 45' outside. Instead the forecast called for rain, snow and wind.

Myself along with over 4,000 other crazy individuals ran, without hesitation, into a freezing body of water!


And by survive I mean I got in and out of there as fast as humanly possible! The water temp Saturday afternoon was a snuggly 37'. Just to put it into perspective, the bottled water you grabbed from your fridge recently should average 35-40'. Imagine that ice cold refreshing beverage... all over your body, while it's 43' 
outside.




Source
Can you find me??
However...


This guy was right next to us. We learned he's in his 70s and this was his 15th year plunging.

People get into the spirit when doing this. You'll see groups dressed in costumes...


Or wedding attire...


Or Spongebob heroes...


They called us down to the beach around 12:15 so we went, stripped down and put our robes on. And then I stood in my socks for the next 45 minutes. Big Mistake. The sand is cold and damp (obviously) but as I intended to run in barefoot this didn't occur to me as a problem. Standing in cold damp socks for 45 minutes does a number on your toes. By the time we had to run I actually couldn't feel my feet. I'll know for next time to wear shoes up until the 30 second countdown.
We were right in front. First in, first out right?

5..4..3..2..1.. GO!



I ran in and wasn't even thinking about how cold the water was going to be. I knew it but it didn't matter. I got up to my knees before a lovely wave game and washed over me spreading icy goodness all the way up to my chest.

Time to get out!

I turned around and proceeded to make my way out, which was a bit alarming as there were still hundreds of people running towards me. I quickly made my way back to my towel and robe. The walk back to the boardwalk was rough as I couldn't feel my feet. It was like walking on ice. The walk to the car was pretty bad as well. The feeling started coming back so my feet started burning.

The result?

Regardless of my frozen feet I'd absolutely do it again. I met and exceed my $150 goal by raising $180 (which scored me an awesome hoodie) and had soo much fun.



What's the craziest thing you've ever done for charity/a good cause?




7 comments :

  1. CONGRATS!!!!! I can't even imagine how cold that must have been!

    And i found ya in the picture. :)

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  2. That is such a great story!! I bet it was a crazy experience. Would you ever do it again??

    XOXO

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  3. Congratulations on getting it done :) I really like the hoodie too and that's one incredibly tough looking 70 year old man. I haven't done anything crazy for charity myself.

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  4. I tried to comment yesterday but my computer is crapping out and it couldn't handle the pop up but CONGRATULATIONS ON JOINING THE CRAZY! It wasn't nearly as bad as I thought in fact Jewels and I are going to do it again next year. =P

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  5. I tried to comment yesterday but my computer is crapping out and it couldn't handle the pop up but CONGRATULATIONS ON JOINING THE CRAZY! It wasn't nearly as bad as I thought in fact Jewels and I are going to do it again next year. =P

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  7. I love how it looks like you are pushing your friend out of the way in that one picture. Like, get outta my way, bitch. This polar's got some PLUNGING to do.

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