While I was stuck at my desk on Wednesday, Diana Nyad (one of my heroes) was swimming back in forth in a special lap pool in Herald Square, finishing up a 48 hour charity fundraiser for Sandy Relief. As of today (October 12) she has raised nearly $110,000 for Americares. For more information or to make a donation, click here.
My fabulous deep water running coach Robert Valentin swam up a storm this summer (including swimming around Liberty Island, across the East River, and down the Hudson to Lower Manhattan). It cheered me up (and brought me out of my work-induced funk) to see that he spent part of Wednesday in the pool with Diana. He was chosen to swim as part of his volunteer work with Air Force vets.
|Robert swims with Diana Nyad
|A post swim hug
Hoping to try a couple of new classes in the next few weeks, and I am almost done with the long-awaited Vancouver Part 2.