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She's braver than I am...

Thursday, February 21, 2013

It is almost the end of February and I think I ran outside twice so far this year. It has been so cold and I feel like such a wimp because my granddaughter is doing the plunge this year. It is a fundraiser for the special olympics where they cut a hole in the ice on a lake and people "take the plunge". She is 11 and asked me to jump with her; I declined and told her I am too wimpy to go jump in the lake before the ice has melted.


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MELMOMOF4 2/23/2013 7:34PM

    yeah no I wouldn't be able to do that either

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MSCARCHICK 2/23/2013 6:40PM

    I can't even imagine!

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 2/23/2013 4:49PM


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CASSIOEPIA 2/21/2013 8:34PM

    I love that she asked, but I don't know that I'd be able to say "Yes" to her either. Brrrr.

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BRAVELUTE 2/21/2013 8:19PM

    I'm positive I couldn't. I can hardly handle the heated pool when temps in the 20s wick off the heat and bring the temperature down to 80. But I don't feel bad about not being able to be a polar bear. Leave me warm and cozy.

I also understand about not likig to walk outdoors when it is so cold. You have to get creative in the winter!! Lots of things to try, I liked the Zumba DVd the best. And I figure I'll use it indoors for the opposite--The heat in Florida in July, August and September if I don't get a walk in before the sun comes up.

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GAILRUU 2/21/2013 3:40PM

    My granddaughter and her dad did that in Duluth a few years ago. Brr! I don't even like cold showers!!

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TREENERBEANER 2/21/2013 1:23PM

    I had a co-worker do the polar plunge for the first time this year. She said she is addicted and can't wait for next year. I too don't know if I could do it. I don't like being cold.. and that might be too much for me to handle. I also have never heard of anything negative happening to anyone while doing the plunge. I think a big part of why, is they cover you right away and you go into a warming house to get dry and stay warm.

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WINACHST 2/21/2013 11:58AM

    It is a very popular fundraiser and fully staffed with medical and divers. Haven't heard of any negative incidents, unlike some marathon races.

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COOP9002 2/21/2013 11:57AM

    There's nothing wrong with avoiding ice cold water in the Winter. It's great that she wanted you to join her though.

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INSPIRATIONAL3 2/21/2013 11:24AM

    I don't know if you were wimpy or just being smart. We would need to have a doctor's report in on that.

You would think they would have some other form of fund raising activity that woud be a little less controversial to raise money.

Just my thoughts on this subject.

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