Amazing Treasures IX- Let’s Get Active, Week 2 by Vicky Tabor Branson (discovering one treasure of Marion at a time)
I don’t know about you but this winter I became an extreme couch potato. My exercise consisted of spending time with our snow blower or trying to keep warm. Now that spring has finally appeared I need to get out and get active. I bet you didn’t consider use the Amazing Treasures play card as way to do this. I have divided the places into categories and Let’s Get Active is one of them. Visiting the Lincoln Park Aquatic Center and The Ohio State Marion Campus disc golf course is getting me started on a more active summer. Last summer I learned some about disc golf visiting another Marion county course, so I knew what to expect. I went to the OSUM course on a weekend, before the next semester started, so it was very quiet around the campus. I did see other people out and being active by flying a kite, not throwing discs. So I proceeded to the first hole and found the Amazing Treasures green box. My first impression was it would takes a lot of disc throws to get me to that hole basket. I was glad I didn’t bring any discs because I’m pretty sure I would never have that much time. Inside the green box was information and here is some of what I learned.
This disc golf course was designed to be part of the city of Marion courses, built to host the 2010 PDGA World Disc Golf Competition. The current course was completed in 2013, winding through the campus, giving you a glimpse of the beautiful property there. Disc golf is a great activity as you need little equipment, you get out and walk the greens around campus and there is no fee. And everyone is welcome, even if you are not a student. The campus hosts another exercise activity during the summer. June 4th through August 20th, every Wednesday, starting at 12 noon, you can join others for the Wellness Wednesday Walks. They start at the Maynard Hall portico, weather permitting. I’m hoping to join some of them this summer. My second stop was the Lincoln Park Aquatic Center. You know it is summer time when the community pool opens. Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day you can spend your afternoons swimming and getting rid of that winter fat. Two mornings a week you can exercise by walking the Lazy River, Mondays and Wednesdays, from 9-11 am. Soon they will post their summer swim and exercise class schedule on their web site www.marionohio.us/aquatics/news. You will also find their membership rates there. I purchased a membership so I can follow through and burn some fat soon. As you can see there is no excuse not to be active this summer. My plans are to be more active and the Lincoln Park Aquatic Center and The Ohio State Marion Campus offer great opportunities. Next week I’m going to the Marion Cemetery and the POW/MIA Eternal Light Memorial at Marion Veterans Memorial Park, which fit into my third theme- Check Out Our History.
Get started today – download your playing card – 2014 Marion’s Amazing Treasures Playing Card