Bad Ass Bitch of the Week: Diana Nyad

tumblr_mskuvgbXWc1sa7h11o1_400I know that I am going to get a call from my mother shortly because she is always telling me to knock off my language in the newsletter but an f bomb is in order! Diana Nyad is our bad ass bitch of the week for swimming about a billion miles (110.4 miles in 52 hours and 54 minutes) from Cuba to Florida this past weekend- and she is sixty-fucking-four! SIXTY FUCKING FOUR! Do you know what I could do in 52 hours? Nothing! Holy beaver!

This was her fifth attempt to swim the distance, and when she was greeted on the beach she had a couple of things to say to her welcoming public:

“One is, we should never ever give up,” said a slightly dazed Nyad, whose slurred remarks were received with a roar by the crowd. “Two is, you’re never too old to chase your dreams.”

“Three is, it looks like a solitary sport, but it’s a team,” Nyad concluded and then was taken away on a stretcher for medical examination.

Just goes to show, you can get kicked out of your college for parachuting out of a window and still make something of yourself!

Your StoriesErin Bagwell