So my last blog post was pre-Polar Plunge. Here's my review: IT WAS SO COLD. It literally knocked the wind out of me.
I had to be at the booth to shoot video, do interviews and such at 10am... My jump wasn't until 12pm. SO. Two hours of walking around in the cold weather (what was it, 17 degrees out?)... I couldn't feel my toes. I was literally READY to jump in the river so I could get it all over with and go inside. Lol. Andy Green came straight from his Saturday morning show (Mark and Andy Saturdays 9am-Noon) so when he got there, we walked straight down to the dock. James wore a thong, of course. I wore my bikini. Andy rocked out a WRIF tee and swim shorts. Needless to say, we looked fantastic. When I jumped in and hit that water, my body literally went, "Nope. You're on your own." I came up to the surface, the divers helped me to the ladder, and I literally had the wind knocked out of me for a solid 15 seconds. I was half laughing though because someone had told me prior to my jump, "You won't be able to breathe," and I thought, "Well that's funny. You're underwater, why would you need to breathe?" Fast forward 20 minutes, I now understood.
As dramatic as I'm speaking, it was so worth it. SOMI is such an awesome program. There were people waiting in line to plunge who have done it for 3, 5, 7 years in a row. The Polar Plunge is overall an amazing cause. I, however, will probably just donate next year and not jump in an ice cold river wearing nothing but a bikini. Lol. Hats off to all of you repeat Plungers.
(Then again knowing me, come next year, I'll be again standing in line waiting to plunge. Lol. Peer pressure, you suck.)