The Questions I Asked Myself Before My First Polar 'Bare' Plunge At 59
The Huffington Post - about 2 years
Photographer: David Williams As I opened my window blinds on Sunday morning, January 3, 2016, I found myself humming the Rocky theme song. I knew it was going to be one of those days that took me way out of my comfort zone, and I was nervous but very excited. I was heading down to Gunnison Beach in Sandy Hook, New Jersey to participate in the annual "Polar Bare Plunge." Yes, you read that correctly ... a voluntary plunge into the ice-cold ocean, completely naked! I only found out about the plunge two days before the event, so I didn't have too much time to psych myself out, but there's no getting around the fact that the ocean in early January is cold, cold, cold. This was a totally new experience for me, and my head was full of questions. Will I really be able to immerse myself, or will I chicken out and just get my feet wet? Is this even safe? Are there any purported health benefits? How do I warm myself up afterwards? The only thing I didn't have to concern myself with was: ...
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