Morning Meanderings… Pics Of The Plunge or… ICE ICE Baby


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.Β  πŸ™‚

SO for this Saturday Snapshot, I give you the Polar Plunge pics that I have.Β  There are more to come from the professional camera peeps of the event however those are not posted yet.

Polar Plunge Anoka MInnesota, Book Journey
This is what we walk through to get to the water. We come in through the back where that dark blue is. This is the lull before the storm πŸ™‚


Sheila DeChantal, Book Journey
I had offered those who sponsored me to be able to choose what I wore. I had to wear something from Australia (the white t shirt I am wearing), something from Harry Potter (the scar on my forehead), my friends dog tags for his birthday, and a prom dress. Check, check, check, CHECK.



This is me and my cousins wife Rhonda (I call her cousin-in-law)…. the dude is a photo bomber and the look on my face is because I suddenly felt someone over my shoulder and he surprised me.


Sheila Book Journey Polar Plunge
Showing that I am wearing the dog tags


Book JOurney, Polar Plunge, ANoka MInnesota
We are “Plungeriffic”


Sheila DeChantal, Book JOurney, Polar Plunge
This is my “I guess I am really doing this” face.


Book JOurney, Polar Plunge, Anoka MInnesota
This is our team, we were supporting Angela Wood, a Special Olympian!


and the pictures you are waiting for….

Polar Plunge, Anoka Minnesota, Sheila DeChantal, Book Journey
Yup… for a moment I walked on water. And yes, I plugged my nose… this one was deeper than the one I did three years ago.


Polar Plunge, Book Journey, SHeila Dechantal, Anoka Minnesota
Me… still in the water. If you are wondering what that feeling is when you jump into a Minnesota lake in March it is mainly “how fast can I get out!”


It was for a good cause, our area alone had 1,000 plungers raising a total of $208,000.Β  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.Β  Oddly, I have completed two now but I have never jumped in Brainerd.Β  Hmmm…. maybe next year πŸ˜€



You may recall in January I picked my word for this year to be Emerge.Β  I purchased the above necklace for myself on my birthday to remind myself of my word.Β  I think so far… I am living it. πŸ™‚


Today is a day of reading, web design, working out, and just chilling around the house.Β  I rented Mockingjay for my hubby and I to watch tonight.Β  Laying low and loving it!

43 thoughts on “Morning Meanderings… Pics Of The Plunge or… ICE ICE Baby

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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. πŸ™‚

    Great post…thanks for sharing.

        1. Actually it is linked in this post, where I talk about my word. That takes you to the original post. πŸ˜€ I looked it up for you: you picked appreciate and cherish. Keep your words safe – write them down πŸ™‚

  4. 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…

  5. Reblogged this on Worth Getting in Bed For and commented:
    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!

    1. 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 πŸ˜€

  6. 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!!!

  7. 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. πŸ™‚

  8. 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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