Polar Bear Plunge: Yes, I'm 3 Steps Closer to Crazy! by Tiffany Zook

6 years ago

Recently, our local Air Force base hosted a Polar Bear Plunge into Lake Amistad. Two things I hate the most: being wet, being cold. That particular morning, it was actually colder in Texas than it was in New England. When I saw this event, I literally “jumped” at it. Why? To conquer my fear? Heck no! One friend put it best: “You are three steps closer to crazy than the rest of us.” That pretty much summed it up. I talked my 11-year-old daughter into joining me and we were off to the lake. Here’s what to expect if you decide to give it a go or host your own: 

  • Jump off the dock or run down the boat launch! Either way, you’re getting wet! 
  • Be sure to bring water shoes, an extra pair of warm clothes and several beach towels. 
  • Serve hot cocoa and “hot”dogs to warm up the polar plungers. 
  • The marina raffled off prizes for participants including party boat, kayak and RV rentals. 
  • Many polar bear plunges raise money for a good cause. Pick one and go for it! 

Our plunge only took about 15 seconds ... but the memories will last a lifetime. It’s still early in the game, find a polar bear plunge near you and bring the whole family!  

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Elisa Schmitz
How fun, Tiffany Zook ! You make 3 steps closer to crazy look great, chica! 🌊
Ann Marie Patitucci
You are certainly crazy and I love you for it, Tiffany Zook !
Sheri B Doyle
Wow! I have crazy admiration for you!

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