A June swim in Utah Lake

Tonight, I went for a swim in Utah Lake. All of my old phobias came back to me and I struggled to calm myself down as I swam. I’ll get better at this, someday, I swear.

Anyway, I decided to map out all of the things that I’m thinking about as I swim. I know the guys in the Great Salt Lake will wonder what my problem is. In short: I happen to know that something in Utah Lake is trying to kill me.

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A June swim in Utah Lake

Tonight, I went for a swim in Utah Lake.  All of my old phobias came back to me and I struggled to calm myself down as I swam.  I’ll get better at this, someday, I swear.

Anyway, I decided to map out all of the things that I’m thinking about as I swim.  I know the guys in the Great Salt Lake will wonder what my problem is.  In short:  I happen to know that something in Utah Lake is trying to kill me.

Blood pressure update

This morning, I went for a 4 mile run and kept an 8:38 average pace.  My calves are sore, but it’s about the fastest I’ve run that distance in some time (over a year).  I’m almost ready to give quitting DP the credit, but need more time to really get a feel for what’s going on with my body.

I’ve been #DpFree for 49 days.

A couple of months ago, I took my blood pressure reading, downstairs (at OC Tanner).  It was in the “pre-hypertension” category.  Just took it again, a few minutes ago.  I am now a point or two below “Normal”.  Definite improvement.  After a couple of weeks of consistant exercise, I wonder if it will be even lower.

Roxie's talk on "Following the example of Jesus Christ by being baptized and receiving the Holy Ghost"

Wow, my heart is just racing.

For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Roxie Nelson.

Today is my mom’s birthday.  Happy birthday, Mom.  I love you.

When Jesus lived on Earth, He was baptized.

He did this to show us that being baptized is important.

We are baptized to show Heavenly Father that we are willing to follow his plan.

I want to be baptized.

My daddy will baptize me and confirm me a member of Jesus Christ’s church.

Why are we confirmed?

Because we also receive the Holy Ghost, which helps us as a guide.

I want to receive the Holy Ghost.

I know that by being baptized and receiving the Holy Ghost, I will be following Jesus Christ.

This makes me happy.  Doing these things will make you happy, too.

I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ.

Amen.