Dianah Nyad still ticking while the world comes apart…comes up a bit short

Depressing news day that’s for sure on Monday…dominating the headlines all day were the US and world stock markets totally tanking, and poised to do it again today…

Deep down the news links if you could find it, Dianah Nyad, was still swimming…54 strokes per minute, for a planned 60 hours on her swim between Cuba and the United States.
http://www.irondaughterirondad.com/diana-nyad-61-years-old-103-miles-60-hours-of-swimming/

This interview played Monday morning on the Today Show, squeezed between the doom and the gloom…worth a short look

…maybe a little bright spot for your day today 🙂

This morning I woke up to the news that she had to abandon her swim after 29 hours in the water…the news was easy to find finally, because it shared the headline with ‘Stocks brace for a shaky open’

Nyad was vomiting when she was brought aboard a boat at 12:45 a.m. Tuesday — 29 hours after she jumped into the water Sunday.

“I am not sad. It was absolutely the right call,” she said.

Nyad, who is 61, struggled through ocean swells, shoulder pain and asthma Monday before she was forced to give up the 103-mile swim. Strong winds and less than ideal currents played into her decision, her team said.

http://www.cnn.com/2011/HEALTH/08/09/nyad.103.mile.swim/index.html?hpt=hp_c1

Bruce Lee once said:

“Don’t fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.”

Great job Dianah! …29 hours hours of continuous open water swimming … _only_ half the distance between Cuba and Key West… dang… 🙂

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