Monday, January 01, 2007

1/1/07 - Polar Bear Swim

The polar bear swim is this national "thing" that crazy people do. In cities across the US, those that have access to a large body of water, whether that be ocean, lake or river, "take the plunge" into the nice, and most likely, COLD water!

Here is the probable history and creation of the national polar bear swim, always performed on new years morning:

Some, probably intoxicated, person, some time between 12/31 and 1/1, some year (person 1): "Dude, let's go run into the ocean, no wetsuit, nothing! on new year's morning! It'll be fun!!"
Someone else (person 2), in response: "Dude, that's the stupidest, craziest thing! That makes no sense! No way!"
Another person, in response (person 3): "Dude, that's the stupidest, craziest thing! That makes no sense! I'm totally in!"
Person 2: "Dude, it's January, the water will be freezing!!!"
Person 1 and 3: "So what!"

I'll let you guess what I did on the first of January 2007 at 10:30am in La Jolla.

thats me on the left!

But what I bet you didn't guess, is that I went back in for the second time!

thats me on the right!

Nothing like 57 degree water to get your day started!!!!!

somehow, the term "dead sexy" comes to mind!


ps- Yes, after swimming in the 57 degree water, this is what I experienced:


Tri-ing to Find a Cure! said...

HOT stuff. but it sure looked COLD.

Anonymous said...

hahaha... a turtle. Call me a wuss... but I did not experience the turtle.

cara said...

too funny, I think you're the first "dead sexy turtle"