Every year I make a list of new things I want to try and do. Some of those things are challenging, some are shockingly mundane. You can check out previous shenanigans here.
In case you were wondering how to impress/terrify everyone at a New Year's Eve party, your answer is this:
Tell them you're going to jump into a frozen lake at 9:00 am the next morning.
All the men will inadvertently clutch their nether regions and the women will probably narrow their eyes at your over their beer.
But here's the thing, you guys: It's not really that bad or hard or scary.
There is no talent or fitness required (you just fall/jump into about eight feet of water), you duck under a rope and swim about 20 feet. You climb up a slippery ladder, you're cold and then you're inside and totally warmed up within about a minute and a half.
But it's fun! And you feel totally invigorated! And allofasudden you're more brave and interesting than you were an hour before! It's the easiest shortcut to awesome that I've found recently. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
Have any of you done a polar plunge? Would you?