Next Stop: Dolphin Dip

Think about the last time you went to the beach.

What was it like?  I bet it was warm, maybe even hot.  You stretched out on the warm sand and got lost in a good book or played in the surf.   Me too.

All that is changing tomorrow for a few hundred people in Surf City, NC.  Tomorrow is New Year’s Day and what better way to celebrate the new year than to run into the 50 degree Atlantic Ocean.  It’s all part of the annual Dolphin Dip Extravaganza.

It’s not a triathlon.  It’s not even an endurance event.  But episode 2 of TriRiot will be about this fun and wild event, because it holds the key to understanding why athletes push themselves to levels that most of us can only read about.

The participants at the Dolphin Dip are ordinary people like you and me.  Most are not athletes.  Many are not beach goers.  So what is it that causes them to leave the comfort zone and head straight for the thrill of a freezing cold plunge?

I plan to get plenty of good video for episode 2 and I hope you’ll join me next Monday when I post it to YouTube.

And yes, I will be getting wet.  If you’re there, look for me.  I’ll be wearing the tie… seriously.

January 1, 2015 11:00 AM

At the heart of the Dolphin Dip is my friend and fellow triathlete, Brian Moxey.  Each year he makes it bigger and better.   I can’t wait to see what entertainment Brian has put together for us this year.

Stay to the right, pass on the left and keep on smiling

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LG found the triathlon lifestyle after years of calling himself soldier, cowboy, philosopher, scientist... "Triathlete" may be the last title he ever needs (after husband and father).