Considering a Polar Plunge
Ok. So every year I raise money for Special Olympics by participating in this Duck Race thing. (They race rubber ducks down the East River and people can like buy a duck and it's like a race or whatever. Odd Todd's Ducky Ducks!) Well, I just got word from Special Olympics people that they've run their last Duck Race. :-( It's sort of run its course and was getting boring or whatever. I've participated in it for 6 years now and we've raised thousands of dollars. (Also 5 of the 6 years we've had a winning duck on our team!). Thanks to everyone who supported the duck team over the years.
Anyway, Special Olympics organizer woman calls me yesterday to let me know that they're trying something new. A Polar Plunge. You know those jackassy people who run out into the ocean in the winter time to personally confirm how crazy freezing the water is and all that. And it's all hooting and hollering and frozenness. I've always been sort of curious about what that might feel like-- but I haven't been necessarily motivated to try it out. At all. Just some sort of vague feeling of maybe wanting to do it one day. Like running the marathon or whatever.
Well, this year Special Olympics is doing this polar plunge to raise money. Basically I would ask for donations and then head out to the shore somewhere and jump in the water in December. I realize that it seems like something funny for me to do-- for you. But I'm not sure how fun it would be-- for me. I'm all for raising money and all that and I like helping out but I'm not crazy about the idea of jumping in freezing cold water. Or would I dig it? Would it be invigorating? Would it be shockingly fun? Or would I hate every second and be pissed at myself? Is it just a little too ridiculous? Maybe I should try and raise money from the privacy of my own warm home in some other way? I dunno... eh?
Please vote if I should be participating in this this year...
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