The Joys of Being Wooed

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We all know it’s coming—autumn. There are itty-bitty hints of it, even in the current hot and humid weather: the days are getting shorter, there’s a wee bite in the air at 3am when I do my star gazing, and the moon leaves her mantle of fog lying on the ground in the early mornings.

Len and I know that weather-wise we won’t be able to ride our bikes past October, and maybe not even all the way through the full month. With that in mind, we’ve started looking into various health clubs so that we can stay active and fit through the winter and spring.

In doing so, we’re being wooed—big time. And we’re having a blast! The compare and contrast process is sort of like dating multiple partners to find out which one you get along with the best, which one you want to spend your time with, and your money on.

Part of the wooing process involves receiving guest passes to use at the various facilities. Neither of us is interested in any of the equipment, so flexing those muscles doesn’t impress us. We’re in it for the pool—and yes, size does matter. As serious lap swimmers, we don’t want short lanes.

The locker room is also important; as important as opening the car door, flowers, and maybe even chocolates. We want to be able to get completely ready for work when we’re done swimming. And we’d like to do it in relative privacy in exceptionally clean space.

We’ve both been pleasantly surprised at the amenities that are provided: spacious lockers with key-card entry, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, shaving cream and razor, body lotion, blow dryers, and unlimited heated towels.

We haven’t decided who to have our winter affair with yet, but we’ll keep you posted. In the meantime, the wooing process is awfully fun!

Listen with your heart,

Laurie Buchanan

Whatever you are not changing, you are choosing.”
               – Laurie Buchanan
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