January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!!!


Happy 2010 everyone!  Did you do anything fun or crazy to ring in the new year?  Lily and I certainly did - we participated in the Polar Bear Plunge in Seattle at noon today!   It was a balmy 51 degrees in Seattle, with a water temperature of 46 in Lake Washington.

Here we are, pre-plunge - that's me on the left and my friend and instigator behind us doing this stunt, Cecilia on the right.

Out I won't show the unflattering picture of my flabby backside in a bathing suit running into the water, but here we are, running out after dunking ourselves to the neck.  Lily at first hesitated and did not want to go further than her knees, but I convinced her she would only feel cold for a second, and truly - once you start running back out, you warm up immediately.

Postplunge Then we hit the shore and got into our fluffy bathrobes.  Cecilia is a 4-time Polar Plunge veteran and knows all the tricks to doing this.

And of course, the whole reason we did this - for the cute patch!   What a fun and invigorating way to ring in the new year!  We hope to make this an annual event!



  1. You crazy girls!!! Looks like you all had fun though. =)

  2. Wow...I don't know if I could do that--but congrats! We saw it on the news last night! The patch is sure cute!

  3. Lisa, you girls are CRAZY! What's next. All this for a "patch", come on, now! Your are certainly brave to take on this new challenge.
    Happy New Year!

  4. Looks like you and Lily had the best time! The patch is adorable, definitely worth the plunge!

  5. How did I miss this post? What a crazy fun way to welcome in the New Year!

  6. Lisa, you did it!! There are serious bragging rites that come with this! I actually put on my Miricle Suit and went swimming in a pretty cold hotel pool today, does that count for anything?