Today was a super fun day. I’ve been working really hard, exercising every day this week, so I decided to take it easy and have a relaxing swim with my friends. I’ve been wanting to try Bountiful Lake and so when I heard my friends were meeting up there it was a perfect solution.
My friend Tenille wanted to go to our favorite Japanese restaurant Nagoyi Sushi in Midvale. It’s in a strip mall and you would never guess it was that good. Somehow my sister and I stumbled upon a couple of years ago and I’ve been hooked ever since. It is also very reasonably priced.
I had the udon noodle bowl this time but everything I’ve tried there has been delicious. If anyone wants to give it a try let me know and I will go.
Then we went to the lake. It was beautiful and not the sink hole I’d been warned about! I wish I could transfer to others the excitement and rush I feel when I dive into the water. It feels like heaven. In Lynn Sherr’s book she describes it well:
“Swimming is my salvation. Ask me in the middle of winter, or at the end of a grueling day, or after a long stretch at the computer, where I’d most like to be, and the answer is always the same; in the water, gliding weightless, slicing a silent trail through whatever patch of blue I can find. Tell me…to think of something pleasant and count backwards and I’m back in the drink, enveloped by an ocean, a lake, or a turquoise box, carving long and languorous laps that lull me into serenity.”
I agree with Dory from Finding Nemo:
“When life gets you down, do you wanna know what you’ve gotta do? Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming.”
Today I decided to take things a little bit easier. We had some new swimmers and so I relaxed and wore my more casual bathing suit. It was actually kind of nice to feel pretty in a bathing suit for once :). My friend Tennille tried it out of the first time. It wasn’t her favorite thing in the open water but I was proud of her for trying. She did very well.
There were 6 or 7 of us in the water and we just did a short swim but it was very pleasant.
Plus I got to try out my new waterproof camera. I LOVE IT!
So delicious food, good friends, swimming in beautiful nature, can’t get much better than that! I have such a great life!