Kind of hard to believe from the comfort of my cozy home this morning that a week ago I was loading up the car with a prom dress, bubble toe tennis shoes, a black make up marker, and wearing a friend of mines dog tags to go to Anoka Minnesota to throw myself in the lake.
Crazy Minnesotans… we will do anything for entertainment in the winter. 🙂
SO for this Saturday Snapshot, I give you the Polar Plunge pics that I have. There are more to come from the professional camera peeps of the event however those are not posted yet.
and the pictures you are waiting for….
It was for a good cause, our area alone had 1,000 plungers raising a total of $208,000. Other areas:
South Metro: 985 Plungers raised more than $232,000
Alexandria: 435 Plungers raised more than $93,100
Today there is a plunge in my home town of Brainerd Minnesota. Oddly, I have completed two now but I have never jumped in Brainerd. Hmmm…. maybe next year 😀
You may recall in January I picked my word for this year to be Emerge. I purchased the above necklace for myself on my birthday to remind myself of my word. I think so far… I am living it. 🙂
Today is a day of reading, web design, working out, and just chilling around the house. I rented Mockingjay for my hubby and I to watch tonight. Laying low and loving it!
43 thoughts on “Morning Meanderings… Pics Of The Plunge or… ICE ICE Baby”
You are a brave soul!!
Brave.. crazy…. such a fine line…. lol 😛
Sounds like fun.
It was good to hang out with Rhonda and that was really the point. I dont think I have seen her in two years!
You guys look like you are being so patient waiting for your turn to use the stairs to get out! I would be screaming and pushing, I’m sure! But I’m from Arizona and don’t even get in my pool until the water is 80 degrees.
LOL…. yes why dont they do this in July??? LOL
You sure have a colourful life full of adventures. Thanks for sharing. 😉
I am all about living life to the fullest 🙂
You are brave (translate ‘crazy’) woman, Sheila! Me, I put one toe in at a time here in Texas – in summer. LOL
Love the necklace!
LOL…. come on Kay… the water is … CRISP! 😀
So much fun, but BRRRRR!!!
It was fun and the heat tent was really close so we were not cold and wet for long 😀
Love your necklace.
No way would I take the plunge. I would never be warm again. I have enough trouble staying warm out of frigid water. 🙂
Great post…thanks for sharing.
Thanks I really like it too, I wish I would have got one last year for my word then : Embrace. It would be cool to have one for every year.
That sounds like a good plan!! I still forget the words I picked and can’t find your post.
Can you send me the link in e-mail please?
Actually it is linked in this post, where I talk about my word. That takes you to the original post. 😀 I looked it up for you: you picked appreciate and cherish. Keep your words safe – write them down 🙂
Great necklace…and for someone who HATES the cold, you spend a lot of time in icy waters…just sayin’. LOL
Right? I am a sucker for a challenge! 😀
Just reading this and looking at your photos made me shiver. You are crazy, my friend. Couldn’t you find a warm sauna or hot tub?
LOL, it was quick and for the most part painless 😀
Good for you! And I think some of us want your necklace. You may start another book journey trend. Love it and the idea. Where can I find one? You may even have inspired me to consider this for next year…
I googled pictures of my word and it came up as an ETSY product and they put your birthstone on it.: https://www.etsy.com/listing/100725746/inspirational-necklace-emerge-butterfly?utm_source=Pinterest&utm_medium=PageTools&utm_campaign=Share
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Something Worth Getting OUT of Bed For
I had to reblog this post from Sheila at Book Journey for a few reasons. One, it reminds me that giving can be fun as well as fulfilling (and freezing in this case) and every act has an impact and influence. Two, I love Sheila’s word of the year idea and how she wears it, literally, as well as in the way she writes, reads and lives. And finally, I’m sharing this because it makes me smile as so many of her posts do. If your not following her blog as a book lover, you should. Thanks Sheila!
Thank you for that, I read your post and loved it! It can be fun to do good and there are so many ways to do it… next weekend I am running a 7K for St Pattys Day in the cities… I think this is my 4th time doing this one 😀
I had to reblog your post it was so fun and inspiring! Maybe many of your blog readers will be inspired to take some sort of plunge. Minn is COLD!!!
Thank you and yes, Minnesota is cold 😀
I love Etsy and hate auto spell check. Thanks for the ideas and inspiration!
Sure! It you follow my Emerge link back to the original post t shows a whole list of words to choose from 🙂
What a fun post! My husband would NEVER do this. Me, I love water of any temperature. If a plunge event ever happens near me, I just might have to participate. Thanks to you. 🙂
My husband would never do this with me either 😀
br! I find winter cold enough without plunging into a lake!
It is a right of passage for Minnesotans 😀
This is the kind of post that makes me homesick!
Come and plunge with me next year Ryan!!!
I felt icy cold the whole time I was reading your post LOL You are one brave woman, Sheila!
It wasn’t so bad, we were out in the cold air only a short time otherwise in heated tents.
You sure are plungerific! Well done. And you looked fabulous doing it too…. so important.
It was “plungetastic”…. lol, dont get me going… I am like a kid we could be here all day! 😛
You are so brave. You all look so pretty, before the plunge!
LOL, it is important that I always look my best. Hee hee
Looks like fun…and COLD! You look great!
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It was both for sure 😀
You did a great job chronicling your journey. We have a polar plunge down at the beach here each February but I dislike getting cold way too much to go plunge in the Atlantic. I’m proud of you for doing it twice!
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