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Age Is Just a Number: Achieve Your Dreams at Any Stage in Your Life | Dara Torres, Elizabeth Weil
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From legendary Olympic gold medalist Dara Torres comes a motivational, inspirational memoir about staying fit, aging gracefully, and pursuing your dreams. Dara Torres captured the hearts and minds of Americans of all ages when she launched her Olympic comeback as a new mother at the age of forty-oneyears after she had retired from competitive swimming and eight years since her last Olympics. When she took three silver medals in Beijingincluding a heartbreaking .01-second finish behind the gold medalist in the womens 50-meter freestyleAmerica loved her all the more for her astonishing achievement and her good-natured acceptance of the results. Now, in Age Is Just a Number, Dara reveals how the dream of an Olympic comeback first came to herwhen she was months into her first, hard-won pregnancy. With humor and candor, Dara recounts how she returned to serious trainingwhile nursing her infant daughter and contending with her beloved fathers long battle with cancer. Dara talks frankly about diving back in for this comeback; about being an older athlete in a younger athletes game; about competition, doubt, and belief; about working through pain and uncertainty; and finallyabout seizing the moment and, most important, never giving up. A truly self-made legend, her story will resonate with women of all agesand with anyone daring to entertain a seemingly impossible dream.
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@Bourriquet76 say what I don‘t want to be that age again! 😝🤪🤣🤣

Bourriquet76 @Ddzmini Same here! No desire to relive high school!!! 2y
Tanisha_A 😂 2y
readinginthedark 😂 I would hate going back to high school! I got 41, which is closer to true. 2y
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It‘s a little scary when it‘s 100% correct.


Ddzmini Yea but mine came out way to young 🤣🤣 2y
Bourriquet76 @Ddzmini Lol. I was impressed mine was right! I‘m not even some nice round number. 😂 2y
GarthRanzz Mine was way off as well. By over three times too young! 2y
ReadingRuby I got 41 too! Off by nearly 20 years haha 2y
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1. A goalie mask phone personally signed to me by Curtis Joseph.
2. My son loves Nick Offerman so he‘s getting a couple of his books.
3. Older. Come to the dark side we have cookies!
4. Yep!
5. 👍🏻

TheKidUpstairs CuJo!!! 2y
DiruVamp @TheKidUpstairs YES!! 🙌🏻 I was a massive hockey fan back in the day and CuJo was my favorite! 2y
DaveNeufeld Hopefully this was when he was with the Blues 😊 or the Leafs 🤷🏻‍♂️, and not the Oilers 🤮! 2y
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DiruVamp @DaveNeufeld LOL I‘m from St. Louis so when he was with the Blues 😉 2y
DaveNeufeld Great answer! 2y
DiruVamp @DaveNeufeld 😅👍🏻 2y
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Via Daily Quotes on fb 👍🏻 🌊

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TobeyTheScavengerMonk I'm 33 and got 32 as well! 3y
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Lucky catch... I happened to look and.... Violá

vivastory Congratulations 🎊 📖 👍 📚 3y
asiriusreader Yay!! A milestone is always exciting!! 🎉🎉 3y
moranadatter Congrats!🎉🎂 3y
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This is a book for swimming nerds, which I am! You get the expected behind-the-scenes Olympic dirt (including a makeout session w/ Rowdy Gaines!), but it's more a book about performing your best regardless of age (including great workout tips). I hadn't realized that Dara didn't just compete at the 2008 Olympics at age 41, she swam faster than she ever had before. Incredibly inspiring.

RunningnReading Oooh, thanks for the reminder, Sarah; I forgot about this one and it would be a great audio pick! 3y
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