On a nicer note, extreme endurance swimmer Diana Nyad made through the Gulf of Mexico—all the way from Cuba to Key West. Astonishing! Over 110 miles. No shark cage. Treacherous currents that pulled her off course. She’d tried before but the jellyfish got to her, and this time she went out with a special silicone face mask and other protective covering.

I love that a woman had the guts and stamina to undertake such a risky endeavor. It took her 53 hours.

Even more amazing—Diana Nyad is 64 years old.

“It was difficult to breathe,” she said afterward, “but my resolve on this thing was deep. I just had this attitude of: It doesn’t matter what it is, find a way.”

Now that’s what I call Lurching with Style.

And knowing how to live, too.