Thursday, March 19, 2009
Life Goes On
“I’ll be dancing,” Spalding said. “I’ll be back in the hunt, back trying to train for the channel again. . . . I’m looking forward to the next time I get out there and finish this channel.”
I've never met Mike Spalding. I certainly can admire his swimming accomplishments but I do love him for that comment. That attitude is just what all the rest of us need to take note of. This 61 year old man was attacked by a shark while swimming at night from the Big Island to Maui and he is still strong, committed and optimistic.
I received the email from Linda Kaiser late at night and decided to let Bill sleep but did call him early in the morning. He said he slept like a baby (Bill and his wife Pat never had kids but I know what he meant). Not bothered at all and as ready as ever to swim the between Kaho'olawe and Lana'i, he's still stoked and is training hard every day.
I love hanging around people like this.
Makes me feel like I can do anything.
I too am looking forward to Bill's swim. I'll be right next to him paddling, enjoying the scenery and looking out for sharks. I have no clue yet what I'll do if I see one.