A rest and recovery day. Tomorrow is the first day of Open Swim season where I get to swim back and forth across Lake Nokomis as many times as I want for 2 hours on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays!
This morning I experimented with writing about what I think about when I’m running:
Mundane Thoughts Mixed with Sacred Revelations
Running through my mind, almost
Mundane thoughts about my run: breathing, pace, how hot
I am. Mixed with bursts of insight, deep revelations,
Ancient wisdoms, breaking
Through the noise, briefly
Only to evaporate in the heat. The
Noise returns. Chatter that
Shatters the sacred.
Listen up Over-thinkers
Is thinking overrated? Yes and
No. Sometimes you need to
Think through problems, possibilities. But
Everything, even thinking, needs to be
Regulated and balanced. Over-thinkers like me need to give it a
Undo the knot of this or that
Problem later…or never.
To stop thinking.
Impossible? It can be but
Something breaks through rumination. A chirping bird? A sighing tree? An aching calf?