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The discovery of a new pool to kick off the new year didn’t take very long. In fact, it only took until day two of 2017!

I went with Shannon to her new swanky health club Lifetime Fitness in Framingham.  It is on the outskirts of Framingham very close to the Wayland border so it’s still an easy drive to get there.  The club is six months old, effectively brand new.  The club has three levels with a huge fitness floor, multiple exercise studios, racquet ball, a restaurant and wait for it…not one, not two but…three swimming pools.

There are two indoor pools both six lanes and 25 yards long. One is clearly designated as the lap pool the other you could swim laps in but it looks like it is likely used more for classes. It also has a bumped out shallow section with a mushroom shaped waterfall for kids. There is also a six lane 25 yard outdoor pool and an adjacent recreation pool for families. An aquatic paradise!

It wasn’t very crowded at all so I had a lane to myself.  With a lot of eating and drinking during the holidays and not much exercise the 3,600 yards I swam was quite a slog.  A new years resolution of kicking 600 yards a week accomplished on day one.  The best part of this aquatic wonderland was there were not one but…two jacuzzis.  A post swim soak in the jacuzzi was a perfect way to relax from a not very strenuous workout and enjoy a New Years Day holiday.

Looking forward to new pools and adventure in 2017 and hoping that Shannon will invite me back to her new club!

The year also started off right with a solo New Years Polar Plunge in Lake Cochituate. It was a quick dip as it was windy and cold. Water temp likely in the high 30’s-the goggles and cap weren’t necessary.  Picked up Ryan at the train station from a New Years Eve in Boston and he wanted a purifying dip to start the new year fresh…so it was back to the lake!

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