Swim Report – June 29, 2008 – EARLY…

A much different vibe this morning…less dazzling and more contemplative.

The rain had stopped by the time I reached Orange Ladder North, and Lake Michigan lay motionless and undisturbed. But for the occasional “whoosh” of a passing car on Lake Shore Drive, everything was shrouded in silence.

The water was a crisp 59F and stunningly clear. I kept my eyes closed for about five minutes during the swim and focused on breathing deeply and fully experiencing the “floating” sensation. If you’ve never done this, you’re in for a real treat. It’s a trance-like state that’s generated by the sensory deprivation effects of weightlessness combined with total darkness. And it’s one of the most profound levels of relaxation you can experience.


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