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  1. Faith @ lovelyascharged
    January 22, 2011

    Ahhh! You’re so brave! I did that once when I was a kid at Buccanneer Bay over @ Weeki Wachee (IDK if you’ve ever been down to that part of Florida, but it was my favorite water park as a kid!). SOOO cold, I cringe just thinking about it!
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    • Christina
      January 22, 2011

      Ahh! I grew up in Spring Hill! This makes me excited to hear that someone else in the world has gone to Weeki Wachee and Buccaneer Bay!! I spent every summer of my childhood at that park. πŸ™‚

      • Faith @ lovelyascharged
        January 22, 2011

        No WAY! That’s crazy! I lived there till I moved for college!

  2. Kara
    January 22, 2011

    You’re awesome for raising money for the Special Olympics! My brother used to compete in that and he liked it so much. I’m not sure I’d be able to force myself into that water…at least without someone chasing me! πŸ™‚
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  3. Megan
    January 22, 2011

    Yay! Good for you! I’m all for fundraising, but I sure don’t have the balls to jump into an ice cold pool like that. So awesome how much money was raised though!

    Enjoy Beauty and the Beast. If it’s anything like The Lion King, you’ll LOVE it!
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  4. Maria @ Oh Healthy Day
    January 22, 2011

    Congrats for doing the plunge and more importantly, raising money for a great cause. I’m now going to go snuggle in a blanket, because this post made me cold πŸ˜‰

  5. allyson
    January 22, 2011

    Oh my 65 degree water would be wonderful, thats the ocean temp memorial weekend! On our way to run this morning, the bank clock temperature said 8, and i thought last weeks 26 was cold. The high this weekend in Philly PA is a balmy 16 degrees (without the wind chill). Me and the husband talk about moving to a warmer State all the time, think my mom would kill me though!

  6. Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun
    January 22, 2011

    I’ve never heard of one of these before. How cool though for a good cause. And that temp is all I could handle too thats for sure.
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  7. Kim @ girlevolving
    January 22, 2011

    I volunteer with Special Olympics in the summer, but I’ve never had the balls to do a polar plunge up here – yesterday we didn’t even hit double digits! I’m glad you were out supporting Special O!
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  8. Carolyn @ lovinlosing
    January 22, 2011

    There’s a polar plunge on the 5th in Virginia Beach consisting of 5k then the dip in the ocean. No thanks. I’m sick of running on the boardwalk and I certainly don’t wanna do it in the windy winter months. Unless it’s a freakishly warm day you can count me out. Good for you for braving the cold!
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  9. Kath Younger
    January 22, 2011

    LOL. Hilarious that everyone else is in full costume and you’re in a bikini!!! Looks COLLLLDDD!
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  10. Kate
    January 22, 2011

    Heh! I just love that a polar plunge in Florida is 65 degrees. Our polar plunge is usually about 45 πŸ™‚ And wetsuits in tris aren’t compulsory above about 60.

    Great work on the fundraising, and participating in such a fun event!
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  11. Krista @ Journey to a Healthy Berg
    January 22, 2011

    Up here in Michigan, our polar plunges consist of jumping into a lake that has a big chunk of ice cut out of it so there is an opening just big enough so you can jump in and get out πŸ˜‰
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    • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday
      January 24, 2011

      That’s a real polar plunge!

  12. Marina
    January 22, 2011

    wow congrats! You are so awesome πŸ™‚
    Make sure you stay warm the rest of the day πŸ˜‰
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  13. Jennie @ Designed to be Fit
    January 22, 2011

    Ah Beauty and the Beast is my favorite Disney movie! We saw the mini theatre show at Hollywood Studios!
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  14. Steph
    January 22, 2011

    Creepster moment: was Derek at the Seasons 52 race today? I thought I recognized him but I’m obviously not going up to a stranger out of the blue to tell him I read his girlfriend’s blog. LOL!

  15. ashley
    January 22, 2011


    We have a Polar Bear Plunge here in Wyoming. I have never personally experienced it…I’m not brave enough…or maybe dumb enough. BUT we definitely do it a little differently. They jump into a lake…that’s frozen over! They have to drill through the ice layer. I’ve only seen pictures of this event. So you are pretty lucky to have 50* weather and 65* water temps.

  16. Eliz@The Sweet Life
    January 22, 2011

    So, so fun. What a great and memorable thing to do. Stay warm!

  17. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)
    January 22, 2011


    I used to date a guy who did polar plunges! Better you all than me…id freeze my butt off πŸ™‚
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  18. Sarah
    January 22, 2011

    Way to go! My friend did a polar plunge last year with a bunch of people from her college in Wisconsin. I was really hoping to do it with her this year, but unfortunately I can’t afford the trip over there πŸ™ Congrats!
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  19. Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles
    January 22, 2011

    Looks like a fun event!

  20. Kelsey
    January 22, 2011

    What a great cause! In Kansas they always do the polar bear plunge and there is snow on the ground! I would be shivering for days after something like that!
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  21. katie
    January 22, 2011

    So awesome they raised that much money!!!

    Congrats on doing it and yay for Megan being such a great friend!

    Have fun tonight, Beauty and the Beast is my fave disney movie!!!!!! I bet the play is just amazing! I always wanted to be Belle ! lol!
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  22. Valerie from Love and Running
    January 22, 2011

    What an amazing event! I love the Special Olympic causes!!! I eventually want to be a public health nurse and do lots of work with special olympics!! You go girl thi was so amazing!!!!

    Have fun tonight I love beauty and the beast πŸ™‚ xoxo
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  23. Katy (The Singing Runner)
    January 22, 2011

    Have fun at Beauty and the Beast! I wanted to go so so so bad, but my mom and I decided to go to Billy Elliot in Feb instead! Let us know how B&B was! πŸ˜€
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  24. Kate (What Kate is Cooking)
    January 22, 2011

    That looks like absolutely hell, but at least it’s for a good cause πŸ™‚
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  25. Lauren @Hungry Dancer
    January 22, 2011

    Good job taking the plunge!! So jealous you are seeing beauty and the beast!!
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  26. Lacey @ Lake Life
    January 22, 2011

    I kind of had to giggle at this “plunge”. We have to have tons of medics here for our Polar Bear plunge because there really is the chance of going into shock and/or hypothermia. Either way, congrats on being part of such a great cause!

    Have fun at B&TB! How exciting πŸ™‚
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  27. Lauren
    January 22, 2011

    Awesome job! They do a Polar Plunge at the big lake near me in March, and I think the water is only 40 or so degrees, maybe colder. I could never do it!
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  28. sarah (sarah learns)
    January 22, 2011

    that’s awesome that you did a polar plunge (even if it was a florida version!). i’ve worked with developmentally disabled individuals for a long time, and special olympics is truly one of the highlights of some of their lives. they are always so proud to compete and get their medals. it’s a cause i 100% believe in!
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  29. Ashley
    January 22, 2011

    OMG OMG OMG!!! I love Beauty and the Beast! I’m squealing right along with ya!

  30. Lee
    January 22, 2011

    Tale as old as time…I love Beauty and the Beast and am jealous. I saw it years ago in DC.

    You’re right, if you are going to do a Polar Plunge, Florida is the place to do it!
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  31. chelsey @ clean eating chelsey
    January 22, 2011

    Okay that seriously does not even LOOK like fun! πŸ™‚
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  32. Bess
    January 22, 2011

    And I got you on video today! Congrats on a brave plunge!

  33. Chelsea @ Strawberry Sweat
    January 22, 2011

    I’ve had friends do the Polar Plunge here in Minnesota. I’m with you–I could never be THAT crazy!!
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  34. Whitney
    January 22, 2011

    It ain’t legit unless your head goes under. πŸ˜›
    Seriously, though, great cause! I used to do it in college – we had a polar plunge in the pond and always had to break a hole through the ice. I remember that the plunge almost wasn’t as big a deal as trying to get back to your shoes through the snow and not wipe out on the ice!
    If you did it all four years of undergrad you’d get a “golden towel” with your name embroidered on it, heh.

  35. Kiran
    January 22, 2011

    Congrats on the plunge, you did it πŸ˜€
    My brother in law does winter plunges in freezing temps in the Amsterdam!!! Unbelievably cold!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  36. RunningOnCoffee
    January 22, 2011

    Hooray for raising money for the special olympics! My first half marathon last spring was a fund raiser for the Special Oympics of NJ. I could never do a polar plunge! When my sister and I were kids, we’d go in our backyard pool when the water was in the 60s, but as I got older there was no way that was happening! Have a great time at Beauty and the Beast.
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  37. Matt @ The Kitchen of a Runner
    January 22, 2011

    Props for getting in the water! No way I could do that πŸ˜‰

  38. Grace
    January 22, 2011

    Wow! That looks soo fun…I think I could handle it plus I love any chance to dress up! It was definitely cheating with wetsuits though…Have a great time at Beauty and the Beast! P.s. Heath is my second favorite from Sweet=)
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  39. Emily
    January 22, 2011

    I think the New England plungers would have killed for the Florida version πŸ™‚ Looks like a great time though, go you for going out there for such a great cause!!
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  40. Maren
    January 22, 2011

    Your face coming out of the water is priceless. I couldn’t do it in the arctic either. Brrr!
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  41. Aleyta
    January 22, 2011

    You seriously keep paying it forward. You have some pretty awesome karma going on πŸ™‚ Way to go!!!
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  42. Christin@purplebirdblog
    January 23, 2011

    Woo hoo!! You go crazy girl!! πŸ˜€
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  43. Richelle
    January 23, 2011

    That looks cold, but if you stay in for awhile you get used to the temperature!

  44. Allie
    January 23, 2011

    You did it! Haha awesome! I am from the north and I don’t know how people jumped in the river in Pittsburgh just last month… CRAZY. Lunch and the cupcake looks awesome πŸ™‚ Wraps are so yummy for lunch… or any time ;p
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  45. Jessi @ Quirky Cookery
    January 23, 2011

    It made me giggle to see you both wearing purple jackets, for some reason….so coordinated, hehe. And great job taking the plunge! Such a great cause. πŸ˜€

  46. Lisa (bakebikeblog)
    January 23, 2011

    brrrrrrrrr I am cold just thinking about it!!
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  47. Tracy @ Commit To Fit
    January 23, 2011

    That is fantastic! Good for you and congratulations on raising that much money for a great cause!
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  48. Lauren @ Team Giles
    January 23, 2011

    Meghann! I cannot stop laughing! I LOVE the look on your face when you’re in the water. Like I said you’re a brave crazy soul! I love it!
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  49. fitfunfoodorlando
    January 23, 2011

    I love this idea! So fun and it raises money where did you find out about it?


  50. Lauren @ Running Examiner
    January 24, 2011

    I’m impressed! There is literally no way in hell that I would jump into cold water in the wintertime. At least not up here in New York. πŸ™‚ Florida water still gets pretty cold in the winter, too!
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  51. Sarah
    January 24, 2011

    I grew up in Ontario – when our pool hit 65 in the summer it was perfect for doing the first swim of the season! As for the polar bear jump, it’s done in Lake Ontario on New Year’s Day, usually when the outdoor temps are below 0 celcius (under 32 F). Sometimes, they have to cut out a section of the ice for everyone to get to the water. Now that’s cold!

  52. Katie G (http://justrollwithitblog.blogspot.com)
    January 28, 2011

    Cute suit! Where is it from?
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