|Diana Nyad, 64 years old and my new hero.|
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.