I watched and sobbed as Diana Nyad swam the last two miles. Yeah, thanks a heap for overshadowing my recent victory, Diana. (Kidding.) They just showed her first few words on CNN!! Oh good god, talk about determination. Her face is burnt to a crisp and swollen, her lips are also burnt and swollen. This is her 5th attempt since she was 29. She just kept trying and trying.
I think it’s important to note that this is one exercise you can really do at 64, and older. But accomplish this sort of feat? Did she stop and drink? And eat? I know I’m always very thirsty after swimming for an hour and she swam for … oh for the love of god … 53. Fifty-freaking-three straight hours of swimming. Yup. Another alien.
I took this walking back from the movies last night. This is looking uptown from 7th Avenue and Houston Street (where my pool is, coincidentally).