Women Who Inspire Me - Diana Nyad

Happy Monday!  

This is the kick-off of my Monday Morning Inspiration Series.  Every Monday, I will post about something that inspires me to get through the week.  I hope it inspires you as well. 

My inaugural post is about Diana Nyad, the woman who swam non-stop from Cuba to Key West, Florida in 2013.  Crazy right?  I thought so at the time.  I mean, why would someone want to do that?  

Diana was no stranger to long distance swimming.  In 1975 she swam around Manhattan island in just under 8 hours.  In 1978 she made her first attempt at the Cuba to Key West swim, but was pulled out by doctors on her team after covering about 76 miles in 42 hours.  33 years after her first attempt, she would go on to make 3 more attempts between 2010 and 2012 and finally succeeding on her 5th attempt in 2013, after swimming 53 hours.  

To be clear, her accomplishment does not want me to jump in the water and retrace her...

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~Stretch Your Mind~

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