Go Jump In The Lake

The swimming pool at the YMCA is supposed to be open today. I am absolutely thrilled, because as expected, I hardly exercised at all when the pool was closed. I don’t understand how you gym rats can stay so dedicated and keep on going to the gym every day, but I admire your willpower! I only went…
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Face Down On The Floor At Avalon

Last night I ended up lying down on the floor in the middle of a Worthington business, with about 10 women around me watching me demonstrate, on dry land, a breaststroke. It was a weird day. I went to get my haircut at Avalon, and asked them for their advice because I was sick to…
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Out With The Old Y, In With The New Y

Being a reporter sometimes seems like the best job in the world, because occasionally I get to experience things most people never get to do, like flying in a B-17 plane from World War II. That was the closest to being Superman I’ll ever get. Once, I got to ride in a hovercraft, grinning like…
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Dirty Words

As I was heading into the locker room prior at the YMCA to my daily swim Tuesday, I accidentally let slip a dirty word. "I’m so glad we’re back to _____ hours," I said, merrily swinging my bag back and forth. The two nice people at the counter turned and stared at me as if…
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Why Ask Y?

I haven’t mentioned going to the Worthington YMCA for a long time, but I do still go and swim every single weekday, unless I have an appointment over the noon hour. Today I tried on a dress that hasn’t fit for a while, and shock! it actually fit. I wore it to work, to the…
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