Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Diana Nyad's swim has touched me in a personal way more than any items in the news in years. Because we're the same age. Because I did distance swimming as a teen. Because I remember her previous attempts. Because I struggle to swim now days -- just can't seem to get comfortable breathing. Because she didn't give up. Because she found a way.
And count on SparkPeople to highlight her accomplishment in a very powerful format. If you haven't read this Spark article, with a 5 minute video clip of her sharing her motivating story, I highly recommend it:
Her mantra of "Find a Way" challenges me. Yes, I have two half marathons coming up and I'm toying with going for a qualifying time for National Senior Games 5K -- if I can overcome recurring minor glute injury. I'm maintaining an 80 pound weight loss and trying very gradually to get down another couple pounds. But is that enough? Diana Nyad went back and picked up a goal from many, many years ago and then found a way to achieve it. Are there any old dreams I could turn into goals now? Do you have any unfinished dreams and uncompleted challenges?