I do a lot of really good thinking on long runs. Today I went out for a run of approximately 10 miles. During that time I had a lot of good ideas (that I now need to write down).
It’s more difficult for me to have this sort of internal conversation while swimming because I have an interruption at each end of the pool. It’s even more difficult on the bike because I’m concentrating on the road, etc. The only other place where I can really zen my way into the recesses of my head is on a long distance drive. That’s something I don’t do as much of anymore and I miss it.
But there’s always the long runs.