There is a reason why I am wearing a red wig and am standing next to my new blue friend. I went out to the Boulder Reservoir on New Year’s Day in support of finding a cure for Alzheimer’s Disease. Why blue? Many who turned out for this cause on a sunny, but cold winter day turned blue, including me!
I was one of the crazy people at Boulder’s Polar Plunge!
Shivering makes you warmer, right? We had to strip down and then wait our turn. I looked forward to getting out of the 27 degree air and into the balmy 37 degree water.
I’m dancing to keep warm with my new cross-dressing friend.
Even the cameraman was shivering.
Holy Jeez it was cold, but I kept my eye on the prize. I had to touch the ice.
I shouted my mantra over and over to myself. “GO! GO! GO!”
The hardest part was losing momentum as it got deeper.
I made contact. I repeat. I made contact. The professional diver out there asked, “Do you need help? Will you be able to make it back on your own?” Are you kidding? I have never been more motivated to keep moving as when I turned around and saw the shore.
I think some of the guys may have experienced some shrinkage issues.
I found it hard to breath for while.
I regretted not gaining 20 pounds over Christmas.
“Yes! Shock has set in! I can’t feel my legs. Am I still standing?”
Am I a Wild Rider or what?
Are you next?
Would you ever take a plunge into icy water?
Stay tuned for more Wild Rides…
The next Use Me and Abuse Me Day is Friday, January 4th.
9News – Boulder Polar Plunge Raises money for charity
our city does a polar dip every New Years. I have never done because I find it cold to get into the ocean in July! Well done.
Ha! I’ll have to try it again sometime. It was easier not knowing what to expect!
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