I spent a good deal of my swim this morning thinking about this picture. And how much I loved this weekend of my life. 2 friends and I went backpack camping on the Great Sand Dunes National Park two summers ago. This place is incredible. 150,000 acres of sand dunes, surrounded by 13,000ft mountains. It really took my breathe away.
I remember walking along the ridges, thinking about life and letting my mind wander. I remember thinking about how free we were out there. As far as our eyes could see, it was just us. It was invigorating and liberating and peaceful.
We swam a lot of yards today. The most I’ve ever swam to date: 4000 yrds. That’s a lot of time spent in your head, just thinking, just breathing. I let my mind wander back to those dunes and how peaceful it felt to be out there. The laps flew by.
I hope to find my inner zen during my long run this weekend. I’m breaking into the double digits for the first time in 8 months.
11 miles… I can’t wait :)