- M𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫- I was swimming in place for the first two hours and it was cold. My hards were numb and my entire body was shivering as I swam. In order to calm myself down, I imagined the sun, which was starting to peak out, and thought about the warmth that the sun provides. Using a past memory of warmth allowed me to thermoregulate my body temperature in that given moment.
- L𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐫 𝐟𝐨𝐜𝐮𝐬- Right around Mile Rock, where the ocean meets the bay, I started to get nauseous. The water is choppy and I couldn’t keep down any food. I was able to overcome my nausea and stay focused to make it to the next landmark, Golden Gate Bridge. When I made it to GGB, I took an honest assessment of how I was feeling at the moment, not carrying around the memory of precious discomforts.
I had no intention of making history, nor did I consider meditation to pour through into this other aspect of my life, swimming. I learned, however, that just like there are no boundaries in the ocean, there is no separation to the benefits of the practice, as well.