Diana Nyad is, to me, one of the most amazing women on the planet. She's been in the media lately talking about her recent successful swim from Cuba to Florida. What many don't realize is that this was her 5th attempt. Talk about perseverance.
If you ever need a little inspiration in your life, check out Diana Nyad's website. Here's a link to a blog entry with pictures from her journey and her own reflections on it.
You can also learn more about Nyad and her life at her Wikipedia page here. When I feel tired or down, I think about people like Nyad, I pick myself up, and I move on. Someday, I hope to shake her hand.