While I was sleeping in, Diana Nyad was mastering her fifth and final attempt to swim from Cuba to Key West, Florida without a shark tank. 110 miles. 55 HOURS of swimming. At the age of 64. Sixty-four. What a remarkable inspiration she is.
In her post swim interview she had three messages:
"One is, you should never, ever give up."
"Two is, you are never too old to chase your dreams."
"Three is, it looks like a solitary sport, but it's a team effort."
My FB post today says, "Wake up in anticipation something great is going to happen today." I believe for Diana Nyad, and for all of us around the globe who cheered her on, (in my case while still in jammies at my laptop), we were able to witness greatness.
WHAT a triumph.
After seeing her interview I wanted more. Thanks to TED Talks I was able to hear more about who she is and why she did this. I encourage you to watch them - they are quite similar and yet unique enough to get a little something different from each one.
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