Friday, January 01, 2010

Happy New Year: Plunging and 10's

Happy New Year readers. Here's to the start of a new year of blogging. I really want to write more often this year. So I might as well start with today's work-outs.

My Running Rock Star (Cyndi) suggested doing something in 10's for 2010.

So this morning I:

  • Rode my bike on the trainer for 10 minutes
  • Did 10 reps of 10 different Crossfit exercises.
  • Ran on the treadmill for 10 minutes.
Then I joined over 100 of my newest friends, and quite a number of current friends, taking a quick dip into Lake Erie.

Here are a couple of pics from the plunge.

Believe it or not the water was warmer than the air.

Ever the media whore I was interviewed by Cleveland News Channel 5


Getting ready in the snow.


I was ringleader this year. Here I am getting everyone lined up and ready to go.

Yes I'm wearing my bathrobe.


We estimate that there were between 125 - 150 people who went into the water.


As I was heading out of the water I saw my friend Tim running in. I couldn't let him do it alone. We dove into the water as Aimee took this picture.

Some of the gang went to Panini's post plunge for some food, beer and friendship.


Game On.

Addition:

NewsNet5 in Cleveland showed some video coverage on their 11PM newscast. Here is a link to some of the raw footage. I'm leading the countdown and ringing the bell. Then I high-five Tim and dive in a second time. I'm in the orange and blue shorts.

http://www.newsnet5.com/video/22106092/index.html

3 comments:

runrockstarrun said...

Awesome! Fun way to kick off a new year! Media Whore? Love it...you so are since the first thing I see online when I looked up the event is YOUR 2009 picture in the Plain dealer! LOL!

Nice job on '10 in '10'! I'm getting ready to head out for 10K in a few!

Christi said...

That looks like a great way to kick off the new year!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I always wanted to do a polar bear swim, now I know where to next time.