Pool at the Amanbagh, India.
In my continuing quest for ‘middle age’ inspiration, I was excited to read of Diana Nyad’s new autobiography
October 21, 2015
“I was 64 when I became the first to swim the 110.86 miles from Cuba to Florida, something I failed at when I was 28. The truth is, I am a better athlete in my mid-60s than I was, even as a world champion, in my mid-20s.
The cliche is that we reach our prime in middle age because we are mature; we have found patience and perspective. We recognize that our time is more and more valuable with each fleeting year. We tap into a well of experience and open-mindedness.
All of this is true, but I also believe we can retain our physical vitality into our middle and even older years.”
To read the full article (not too long, for all us Short Attention Span Theatre goers) : Why 66 is better than 28
Then for a real eye-opener, read the comments. Are you fricking kidding me?? What is wrong with some people??
And btw, even if she is an elitist, which is not, in my (correct) opinion, how she comes across at all in the article, hasn’t she earned just a little bit of head-swellinization??
“If you told me I’d be left stranded in the wilderness for many months and could choose at which age I would attempt to survive the ordeal, I’d pick this very age, 66.”
I’ve just ordered her book for my Kindle. Simply knowing it’s on there is already inspiring me.
I walk by it and smell the chlorine.
Diana’s blog and website: DianaNyad.com
Tell her Slim “I’ve been in the water a grand total of 94 times in my life” sent you 😉
’cause, you know…the hair…
Burt in ‘The Swimmer” – how could I resist??!
In a previous swim… Byron & Bo
Top photo of pool at the Amanbagh hotel, Rajasthan, by Slim Paley.
Swimcap photo, Pinterest
Burt Lancaster- Still from the movie “The Swimmer” , Google
photo of Diana Nyad via her website.
Westworld photo- too old to trace!