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It's Our Turn: Ted is getting on my nerves

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A year ago, I affectionately named my brand new treadmill "Ted."

I promised to take long walks with him every day and never abandon him. He was shiny and new and Ted the treadmill had an air of mystery about him - I wanted to get to know him better.


We spent a lot of time together those first couple months. He pushed me to 45-minute workouts at 3.9 miles per hour. I blasted through sweat and calories. Whew... it was great!

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Amy Chaffins
Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz
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