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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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    yeah no I wouldn't be able to do that either
    1945 days ago
    I can't even imagine!
    1945 days ago
    1945 days ago
    I love that she asked, but I don't know that I'd be able to say "Yes" to her either. Brrrr.
    1947 days ago
    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.
    1947 days ago
    My granddaughter and her dad did that in Duluth a few years ago. Brr! I don't even like cold showers!!
    1947 days ago
    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.
    1947 days ago
    It is a very popular fundraiser and fully staffed with medical and divers. Haven't heard of any negative incidents, unlike some marathon races.

    1947 days ago
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    There's nothing wrong with avoiding ice cold water in the Winter. It's great that she wanted you to join her though.
    1947 days ago
    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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    1947 days ago
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