Friday, January 1, 2010

Polar Bear Plunge

Matt and I decided, along with Katie that we were going to do the polar bear plunge into the Monongahela river. Katie was not able to join us, but she still did it....jumping in the ocean in Gloucester!
I was so nervous on the way to the Mon Warf...and even more nervous as we were getting undressed in the windy, snowy 27 degree weather, to take the plunge! It is a crazy thing to do, but I am glad that I did it.

All rescue precautions taken care of
Getting undressed
Starting the video

Hurrying to get out
Trying to dry off and warm up

The water was so cold that it actually burned. I think that if you stayed in the water it would not feel that cold after awhile. That being said, I could not think about what to do next, I was so cold. It took me a little while to warm up.


  1. That is so awesome! Next year we have to all do it together. Miss you and love you guys!!!

  2. Hello, can't imagine the cold. I know I wouldn't do that :) What was it for?

  3. You got out of that water so quickly. Your mom said that it looked like you hardly got into the water and she was right. Looks like fun! Love you both.