Yesterday Chris and I did something amazing and awesome. We went on a real boat on a real lake . . . in the Colorado Desert! Seriously.
Some friends from our recreation kickball league (really, is there any other kind of kickball league?) invited us out on their boat for the day. It was good fun.
I got to swim, ride around fast in a boat while gazing a the mountains, lust after the houses that get to see water and mountain everyday and even knee board for a second before the boat broke. Chris says I broke the boat with the massive load I put on the engine. Thanks Chris.
Here we are swimming- but what is it that I am wearing?
My Swim Shirt! Last year, after going to Hawaii I bought a swim shirt. They are also called Rash Guards- surfers wear to avoid rashes from the wax and sand on the boards. I do not surf- so I am not trying to avoid a rash- I am trying to avoid the sun- and lucky for me swim shirts come with SPF in them and that is why I bought one.
I wear it every time I go swimming now. But until yesterday, I had only tested it in MN- where there is plenty of atmosphere to block the sun's rays.
Yesterday I spent 5 hours in the Colorado cloudless sky, water reflecting the sun, and with absolutely no shade. I put sunscreen on my face and hands a few times, but never did not put sunscreen on my body- just put on my shirt. It is amazing. I am not even a little burned. At all.
(Okay- I am a little pink- but that is from the 30 minutes I spent in the morning, in partial shade trying to get the boat into the water. The pink line is follows my tank top perfectly.)
Sick. I love my swim shirt. If you do not tan- or just want to forgo rubbing greasy chemicals on your body every time you swim- get a swim shirt.
I just had to share this photo- Becky was trying to take our picture and look what Chris did- he dunked me! Doesn't he look happy?
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