I thought I was pretty bad ass going to the pool this morning for my masters swim workout on the day before X-mas, especially since it was my 3rd masters workout this week and I typically only go twice. The coach didn't even show up. But there was a small, intrepid group of us and a guy who was a coach in another lifetime came up with a fun, impromptu workout.
Then I saw this post over at Open Water Chicago. Yes folks, a group of seriously hardcore open water swimmers did a 1/2 mile swim in 32 degree water with a 14 degree air temp. For 'fun'. There are photos and video over at the link. I'm getting hypothermia just thinking about it.