The satisfaction of never giving up is stronger

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I’ve written a couple blogs about Diana Nyad, who swam from Cuba to Florida, succeeding on her fifth try. Nyad faced horrendous obstacles.

From Ted.com: “Extreme swimmer Diana Nyad has completed her longest swim yet … at the age of 64. Over the weekend, Nyad attempted the swim from Havana, Cuba, to the coast of Florida for the fifth time, and this time finished the ambitious 110-mile swim. The swim took Nyad a total of 53 hours — and made her the first person to complete this swim without the security of a shark cage.”

I saw this story in Parade Magazine, with excerpts of an interview with Nyad. I read every word. My favorite part was when the interviewer asked how it felt to have finally succeeded at such a daunting task:

Qustion: How high are you now, having overcome the obstacles (of the swim)?

Her answer: “Actually, the satisfaction that I never gave up is stronger than the joy of making it.”

My stats for November 13:
8956 steps taken
11 floors climbed
3.8 miles traveled
1759 calories burned
Water goal 8, actual 6
Veggies and fruits goal 6, actual 4
Weight at goal

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