Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Bringing in the New Year
Heading out around Marblehead Neck I felt pretty good, until we hit a headwind coming back over the causeway. It wasn't strong, but it was bitter cold. We looped the outer perimeter of town, toes beginning to numb, before heading back to Swampscott. When I left Ethan at his street, I was still a little short of 15 miles, so I continued on to complete the 15. Bike ride done.
Meanwhile, Mike was in Salem running the Frosty Four -- The Wicked Running Club's first run of the new year. With Mike on his four mile run, I had no time to warm up after my ride, as the boys were participating in the Swampscott Yacht Club's Polar Bear Plunge with friends and teammates. This year's plunge benefited two charities, including The Haven Project for homeless teens. It was Chip's third polar plunge, and Will's first, (dunking the Atlantic with his high school swim team). Both braved the icy water -- a 36 degree water temp -- thus completing our own little triathlon relay (of sorts). Bike, run, swim. Happy New Year!