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Finish Strong

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Diana Nyad, 64 years old, finished the 110 mile swim from Cuba to Florida, a challenge she first tried at age 28, sunburned and jellyfish-stung, but saying what many of us were thinking. She said to keep trying and never give up. She said that we are not too old! Her speech was slightly slurred after her 53 hour ordeal, but her eyes were full of life and joy and triumph! How inspirational!!

Today as I ran on my treadmill I thought about her, feeling blessed and strong and healthy. I also thought about a blog I read a year or two ago. Many SparkPeople blogs are profound and useful. Some, like this one, become part of me. One Sparker wrote about her dad and how he always inspired her to "finish strong." She told eloquently how she applied that to her life. I found myself today, as often in races and training runs, telling myself to "finish strong," giving the end of the workout extra uumphhh. That phrase gives me strength, reminds me I'm almost done, and it's time to give it all I've got.

So, those are my borrowed words of today: Finish strong!!
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AQUAGIRL08 9/6/2013 7:57PM

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CHANGINGHORSES 9/6/2013 10:30AM

    Wow.
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Strong it is!
Thank you!

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MNNICE 9/6/2013 10:27AM

    Words to live by!

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COCK-ROBIN 9/3/2013 8:53PM

    Wonderful!

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PMRUNNER 9/3/2013 8:18PM

    I heard her interview! Follow your dreams and keep on sparking!

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_LINDA 9/3/2013 7:57PM

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Diane is incredible -all women can take heart from her -that nothing is impossible when you have set your mind to it!!
My personal motto has always been never give up -I am the little bulldog that's got your pant leg and won't let go ;)
I am so fortunate to have so many strong women role models to look up to, you included!

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ONEKIDSMOM 9/3/2013 7:56PM

    I had goosebumps watching her walk out of the ocean and make those three points. Finish strong, indeed... words I will carry with me this weekend.

Success is a given! Finish strong.

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WATERMELLEN 9/3/2013 7:56PM

    I'm going to remember to finish strong tomorrow at the gym. Thanks!!

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MJREIMERS 9/3/2013 6:46PM

    It's proof that when one tries and tries again, success can be achieved!!! emoticon

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BOOKAPHILE 9/3/2013 4:11PM

    Good words to ponder!

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FITFRIT 9/3/2013 2:39PM

    awesome, thank you for sharing!

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NATPLUMMER 9/3/2013 1:48PM

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CREEKLADY1 9/3/2013 1:03PM

  Totally agree! Love it!

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RUNNERRACHEL 9/3/2013 12:58PM

    emoticon Very inspiring!

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