as promised, I am writing the second blog.
We have started a tradition:
Every year...in the first seven days of Febuary, the first swim of the year will take place.
Today, the seventh of Febuary 2009, it began.
The first: Matt Urpani, Martine and myself.
Nicky Urpani was there too...but all he did was taunt us, call us crazy and of course take the photos...but a shout out to him anyway.
the best part though...after struggling against the wind to get to where we going to jump from, and jumping without thinking...were the few seconds in the air, where one has a lot of time to think:
"This was not a good idea...here is comes...this is goign to be cold...here it comes...I'm going to freeze...here it comes...no turning back now...here it-"
congrats to all of us though...we didnt scream...
Matt and I actually got up and went for a second jump :)
After a while it was actually ok...we got comfortable...
either because we got used to the cold...
or cause our nervous system shut down...lol
comfortable enough for a photo in that winter sea
...until next year...
when hopefully we'll be a bigger group of people facing the cold, the wind, and more difficult the psychological blocks against swimming in frikkin Febuary.
Matt is hoping for at least 10 people...I say we can find more.