I’m hoping that most of you reading this have done a polar bear plunge at least once. Sure, no one actually enjoys the whole freezing-to-death experience but what about the pregame you start at 9:00 AM? Or the whiskey waiting for you back at the beach?
These are the reasons people do the polar bear plunge–not the feeling they get when their muscles immediately cramp up. Look at these people’s faces and tell me that this is a pleasurable experience. A polar bear plunge is nothing like the Ohio State Mirror Lake Jump. A polar bear plunge is awful… And something you’ll probably sign up to do again next year.