Nyad's 5th attempt

edited July 2013 in General Discussion
http://www.diananyad.com/blog/update-72113
I have also worked tirelessly this entire year with a prosthetics specialist to build a silicone mask that allows me to plow through the tentacles and yet breathe. The mask is cumbersome. It takes more energy, pressing harder to get up above the surface to breathe. It slows me down, by about .3 mph. And it forces me to swallow much more sea water than good for the stomach. But I simply need to remember, when enduring the difficulty of the mask, that it protects me from stings. With the latex surgeon's gloves, the tight skin suit and booties (no neoprene, not allowed by rules of the sport), and a diver's hoodie over the mask, I must be encouraged rather than deflated, to finally have 100% protection. No other way.
With the latex surgeon's gloves, the tight skin suit and booties, and a diver's hoodie over the mask'.
And that's allowed by rules of the sport? Or by Diana's own twisted rules?
the tight skin suit + Or if I'm stung daytime when not wearing the suit and mask.
Triathletes watch and learn. You're always complaining how to get in and out the suit?
Diana can do it unassisted while in the water!

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