Find a Way

"Find a Way" Diana Nyad
I swam while I was pregnant.  I swam laps at the Hayward Parks and Recreation Hayward Plunge.  

On September 2, 2013, Diana Nyad became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida, covering 110.86 miles in 52 hours, 54 minutes and 18 seconds from Havana to Key West at the age of sixty-four.  I can’t tell you how happy this makes me 🙂

In high school my vocational goal was to work for the United Nations.  Qualifying for the 1984 U.S. Olympic Women’s Marathon Trials, the first Olympic Games where women were allowed to compete at the marathon distance was also on my “to do list.” Although I didn’t achieve that goal, two decades later at the age of 45 I ran a 3:57:52 St. George Marathon to qualify for Boston.

At 58 years old, I’m embarking on a goal to run a half marathon in all 193 UN recognized countries by age 70.  My plan is to do the more logistically challenging countries first.  193 divided by 12 years equals 16-17 half marathons a year.  You can buy Diana’s “Find a Way” poster here.

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