Tuesday, September 3, 2013

My mantra from this day forward: "Diana Nyad"

Diana Nyad, 64 years old and my new hero.
...which is an abbreviated, chant-worthy way of saying:
1) Never give up.
2) You are never too old to chase your dreams.
3) It looks like a solitary sport, but it takes a team.
Also, a bit of perspective: Diana swam over 100 miles, without flippers (or a shark cage.) I've been swimming/water walking almost daily since July 22.  There are 32 laps (up and back) in a mile.  I typically do a mile-and-a-half, sometimes two.  There are days when I'm so exhausted after getting out of the water, I go home and take a nap. I'm 57. Wow. Wow. Wow.

1 comment:

A Fan said...

59 here, and last Friday I was whining big time after a work out that my legs were sore, my knees hurt, blah, blah, blah. Instead of being grateful for my good health and stamina. Shame on me. Diana Nyad rocks!