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Day 37 – Happy New Year

137 days until IRONMAN 70.3 Chattanooga

Rather than tell you about my day, let me just say,


What the hell! Let me tell you about my day.

For the last 18 years, Surf City, North Carolina has hosted the new years day Dolphin Dip. There are a couple of videos embedded below and on the TriRiot YouTube channel that will give you an idea of what it’s like to be there.


In short, thousands of people from the area gather on the beach and, at 12:00 PM exactly, they run into the water yelling loudly and proudly. It’s quite a scene, but there is a funny side to this. Their advance in to the water is quickly followed by a screaming retreat and cries of, “COLD! COLD! COLD!” Yes, I am usually one of them.

Brian and Rebecca Moxey, the organizers, are accomplished triathletes. They definitely know how to tap into that spirit of “pushing your limits.” What they have done is really quite impressive, because they have encouraged thousands of people to do something outside their comfort zones. Even if it is only for one day of the year, it is a day that everyone in attendance will remember.

Dolphin Dip 2020

Dolphin Dip 2015

Until tomorrow…

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