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What sport do you do and why?!

What sport do you do and why do you do it? Have you done it since childhood or did you have a sudden want to try something new?

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@Serenity_Luna It's funny - I just had this conversation with my son this evening and I realized that I don't know if I actually participate in any sports anymore.

I hike... I do a lot of walking... but I consider those more of an activity than a sport.

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That is funny ... hiking and walking is hard, exhausting and fun!

 

You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong. Sue Fitzmaurice

 

 

Hi @Serenity_Luna !  Good question, and, I'm surprised you haven't gotten more responses yet.

So, I participate in several sports, a couple of which have been curtailed by Covid.  Below is a list, in no particular order.

  • Flag-football - pre-Covid - local rec league - was playing every Saturday morning, spring and fall seasons
  • Volleyball - pre-Covid - local rec league - was playing 2X per week, year-round, both indoor and outdoor
  • Disc golf - ongoing - whenever I get the urge and the time.  Play alone and with friends 
  • Hiking - ongoing - Try to do a day hike of 5-15 miles every weekend, some shorter hikes occasionally after work, year-round
  • Biking - ongoing - Try to do a ride of at least 15 miles every weekend, usually longer, with occasional weeknights and some destination trips.  Spring, summer, and fall.  Mostly on Rail Trails
  • Pub Trivia - can this be considered a sport?

I have done some combination of these sports since I was a kid, but have made it more of a "lifestyle" throughout my adulthood.  I do it for fun, for the socialization, and for the exercise. And, it's funny, you'd think that with all this activity, I'd look like an athlete, but, no, I have the typical "Dad-Bod".  I guess that's due to the cold, frosty beverages enjoyed at the conclusion of each activity.  🍻

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I forgot to add kayaking!  Which I've been doing about 10 years.

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Oh i love kayaking!

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 @Serenity_Luna  Me too 🤣🤗🛶

All of the things sound so fun, the outdoors are such a fun thing to experience.

i wish COVID-19 didn’t effect sports and everyone’s lifestyle.

 

cheers! 🍻

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@Serenity_Luna Awesome question! Yeah, if pool or ping-pong count, for sure those.

In terms of getting moving, kayaking, cycling & skiing are my big ones! Balance & motion - I think those two are the closest I've felt to flying. There's almost a sense of grace to them, unless there's any sudden misfortune - no grace in impact. If hiking counts, I'll add that on here, for sure. I've played a little disc-golf here & there and've loved it!

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Pool and ping pong and hiking count for me! 
“ Flying” is one of the best feelings ever skiing is so fun.