Monday, July 14, 2008
YES...I DID IT!!!
In the three years that I've been trying something new every month, nothing COMES CLOSE to my latest endeavor. On Saturday, July 12, 2008, I jumped out of a plane 11,000 feet in the sky and floated to the ground. It was part of the Save the Ta-Tas event that Premier Skydiving in Fremont hosted.
WHAT A RUSH!!! Let me tell you, when the door to the plane opens at 11,000 feet and you feel that cold air rush in, you immediately think WHAT THE HELL AM I DOING UP HERE. As I crawled out the door to stand on the runner I was scared to death…but that went away in a heartbeat because I was in free-fall so quickly…it wasn’t long before we pulled the chute and were under canopy floating to ground for about 5 minutes (I’m guessing…I don’t recall HOW long it was from start to finish…I lost all track of time!)
A video is coming soon…and I’ll forward that link along as soon as possible.
Thanks to all of you who made pledges – which were donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation (appx $500 from my friends/family/colleagues alone).
I also want to thank Bill and Amy Schram and their crew at Premier Skydiving … especially Dennis Bennett who was the leading champion in getting me out there to push the limits and add by far the most extreme thing to my list of “something new every month.”
I appreciate you all welcoming me into your skydiving family with open arms – wide open!!
TO VIEW THE PICTURES: www.flickr.com/promotemichigan