today was the day.
i woke all full of nerves and energy.
i some how escaped the flu virus in our home.
i headed to the beach. it was PACKED! An estimated 2000 people there today!
so many that they did not get everyone registered in time for the 12:00 dip time, so we all huddled and waited.... they then announced that the dip would go off no matter what at 12:30. the only thing that was really cold were my feet. that sand was cold. after a bumbled countdown we all went running wildly toward that water. yes it was cold, but man it was EXTRAORDINARY!!!! i just ran and ran and then threw my body in. words kind of fail me right now, it just was such an amazing experience. i felt empowered. and the total dollars i raised for my dip was a fabulous $935.00 !!!! (scratch that total. a few late incoming donations have now boosted my total to $965.00!) all benefiting The Special Olympics of Maine.
huge thank you to all who donated money. i could not have done it without all your encouragement and support. and look at what good we did together!
big love to my family for cheering me on today even though they were still ill.
thanks to my hubby for taking the fun photos.
we did it!!!!
happy happy new year to all!
yeah i am kind of on cloud 9 today....
you can watch a slide show below of some of today's fun....