Last winter I satisfied two associates one who I might later study couldn’t actually swim – ooops – to not fear although there have been divers so she was completely protected – that and she or he had her selfmade noodle ? and my sister to hitch me one shiny sunny day at Lake Anne to leap in to freezing it was actually FREEEEEEZING chilly water on the Freezin’ For A Reason Polar Plunge, in an effort to boost cash for Camp Sunshine.
You can inform from the photographs how joyful my good friend Shannon was to be doing this with me. That’s a great good friend proper there!! hiiii Shannon!
I selected this occasion as a result of I’ve needed to boost cash to assist others BUT a marathon or something operating associated for that matter – simply wasn’t the correct factor for me as a result of….
a. half of my buddies are runners so I might really feel dangerous asking them for cash for me to run a race
b. if I used to be asking my pals for cash for a race similar to Boston it will doubtless be extra about me eager to run the race than me elevating funds and that defeats all the function of me wanting to assist others – it wanted to not be one thing that I used to be going to have enjoyable doing. although because it seems – this was a really enjoyable day
c. I run races steadily…..so it’s not precisely stepping out of my consolation zone for one thing greater than me
Jumping in to chilly water is actually the final thing I might ever need to do – I don’t even like getting in swimming pools when they’re chilly – making this the right occasion for me to take part in. Not one thing I might need to do – examine. Not one thing I’m doing for myself – verify. Not one thing that I do on a traditional foundation – verify.
The second I obtained out of the water final yr….I just about stated NEVER once more but right here I’m once more.
If you’re local and would like to join my team, assist fund increase and bounce within the polar plunge in February – e mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org – I promise you it’s MORE enjoyable than it sounds and it’s for a REALLY nice trigger so it’s a win-win!!
If you aren’t native and are on the lookout for a superb trigger to donate to this vacation season I’d adore it for those who thought-about donating to my staff. You can study extra about Camp Sunshine HERE and you may attain my fundraising web page HERE
Thank you for contemplating!!