by Kathy Riley
“All right, everyone, let’s jog to the end of the pool and back,” commands Ann Naulty, Lumberton resident and volunteer pool exercise leader. The group breaks into an awkward trot, some faster, some slower. “When you get to the wall, jog backwards!” Ann directs, and we reverse the process. There is much laughter and an occasional collision as we get ready for an hour of low impact, high energy fitness with our friends. The sun tops the trees, and suddenly, we are all much warmer and making jokes about our ‘spa.’ Enjoying an outdoor pool isn’t all that unusual until you look at a calendar and see the date — September 23.
When my husband and I moved to Lumberton in February of 2016, Continue reading