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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

This weekend, I will have the pleasure of participating in the Utah Endurance Event's Polar Bear Run!! (
I am excited to do this race. I am sure it'll be fun!

This event will consist of running outside in short, half mile sprints outside, up to a 5K distance. It will take 6 laps to get 3.1 miles, but its worth it! I will endure the UTAH weather (about 30F with possible snow) as long as I can and compete against other brave runners.

The CRAZIEST thing about this run is the wardrobe requirements. They will only allow a tee shirt and shorts at the most and swimwear at the very least. How CRAZY is that? But, running shoes and shocks will be allowed.

I have never done a race like this in the middle of winter. I guess, late winter. I wonder how intense it is going to be. I wonder how many people are going to be up for this challenge. If there aren't many, it increases my chance of winning one of the awards and more of the prizes!!

I hope that some of my Spark Friends will decide to join me on this one! I would love to get out there with some of my buddies and test skills!

This is worth a TRY!!

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ANNESYLVIA 2/23/2013 8:07AM

    Well, I love to join you but I am not a runner and I live in NY. Plus shorts in 30 F weather, yikes I would have had to think about it.

Best of luck my spark buddy....can't wait to read your blog on the polar race.


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MRSP90X 2/22/2013 8:27PM

    Hey, I shoveled snow here in WI in shorts while it was in the upper 20's so it sounds kinda fun. Anything polar bear related means little clothes as is the polar bear plunge here in lake MI. Have a great run!!

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ETHNE28 2/21/2013 4:28PM

    WOW! :) This sounds awesome,have fun and good luck!

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AJDOVER1 2/21/2013 1:11PM

    That sounds crazy! Take lots of pictures to share, please!

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NATPLUMMER 2/21/2013 10:04AM

    emoticon Have fun!!

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AGK3112 2/21/2013 8:55AM

    WOW..sounds interesting. I also wish that weather is warm & good.

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LIBBYL1 2/21/2013 12:27AM

  Wow...enjoy every freezing step!

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BIGPAWSUP 2/20/2013 10:35PM

    There is no way I could handle those temperatures! Best of luck you are going to be GREAT!!!

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LUCKEE40 2/20/2013 10:30PM

    Holy cow lady! That sounds crazy but awesome at the same time. At least it will 30 degrees and not the 10 degree weather we were just having a month ago. I definitely excited to see your blog on this one! Good luck!

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DESERTJULZ 2/20/2013 10:28PM

    Oh my, you are so brave! I would not run in the snow unless I could bundle up in my warm running jacket. Even then, I'd have to seriously think it over!!!

Good luck. I hope you win a prize.

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SKINNYYENNY 2/20/2013 8:55PM

    emoticon Good luck with the run! Sounds like fun - but I can't imagine running in that cold weather!

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JILLYBEAN25 2/20/2013 8:05PM

    emoticon Just reading this made me feel so cold!

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GLORIAMAJDI 2/20/2013 8:00PM

    Oh wow, you are so brave! I am in a warm climate and I cannot stand the cold weather. I would not do well in a shorts/t-shirt type of situation in the winter! Have fun! emoticon

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SLENDERELLA61 2/20/2013 7:05PM

    Good luck! Have lots of fun. Be sure to have a good plan for getting warm afterwards!! Can't wait to read your race report!!

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NEWSGIRL2177 2/20/2013 6:26PM

    That sounds crazy-fun! I hope someone takes pictures for you to share (hint, hint).

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SHANECODER 2/20/2013 6:19PM

    You'll do great!

I was tempted to do this race, but I'm just getting over a cold. Decided running in the cold with minimal clothes wasn't the best thing. The storm we're expecting Saturday could keep it interesting!

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RAPUNZEL53 2/20/2013 6:03PM

  Good Luck!

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