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Gone Surfing 🤙

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By surfing, I mean trying so, so hard to get and stay on that damn board, but mostly not. Getting pus
 
July 25 · Issue #67 · View online
True Tales of the Silver Fox
By surfing, I mean trying so, so hard to get and stay on that damn board, but mostly not. Getting pushed around by the ocean coming and going. Learning to fall off the board and then get out of its way as you roll into shore. Pushing your city muscles to paddle harder and more efficiently. Trying to feel the timing of the ocean as you ready yourself to go from prone to upright.
It’s a lot of work, the good kind. You feel alive in the way that only exerting effort in nature can deliver. Surfing unravels anxiety and primes for sleep, even if you never ride a single wave.
As you read this I am bobbing around in the ocean, maneuvering myself against the current, trying not to think about sharks. I’m kidding, I don’t worry about sharks. I already have so many pointless worries occupying space. No room for sharks.
I will fall, inhale sea water, summon all my strength for a big push and do it again. I will exit the water spent, my skin tingling from salt and chill. Everything after feels glorious. Rinsing off, a bite to eat, maybe even a nap.
That, is a seriously good day.

My picks 👇🏼

Outside Magazine Outside Magazine
True Tales of the Silver Fox - YouTube
This week’s picks are about rest, getting your sweat on outside, travel, an excellent documentary photographer and National Geographic’s suggested, off the beaten path, vacation destinations.
Are there sleeping vacations? I’d like one of those 💤
How To Fall Asleep And Why We Need More : Shots - Health News : NPR
Getting Some Shut-Eye with Anxiety and Depression | The New Yorker Getting Some Shut-Eye with Anxiety and Depression | The New Yorker
The psychological importance of wasting time — Quartz
For Exercise, Nothing Like the Great Outdoors - The New York Times For Exercise, Nothing Like the Great Outdoors - The New York Times
Avoid Overtourism and Crowds and Try These Destinations Instead
52 Places to Go in 2018 - The New York Times 52 Places to Go in 2018 - The New York Times
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