Hobbies and Passions in the Mid Atlantic forum: What sports and physical activities did/do you play?

 
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Imagestormyla
Mar 19, 2010 7:05 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
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Sally, being afraid of the ball would be a disadvantage in most sports. I always loved badmiton. For years we always put a net up at my mother's house. My brother, sister and her boyfriend would always play it whenever we went to visit mom. My father hated the net being up. It made the grass cutting hard. My mother always insisted that he had to put up with it Hilarious!
Imagecritterologist
Mar 19, 2010 7:43 PM CST
Name: Critter (Jill)
MD
I played badminton in college... i was never more than an OK amateur player, but I had a lot of fun with it... we set it up in the back yard several times each summer, too. We don't have a set here, but I did make sure to leave enough grass in the back yard to set up a court. :-)
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Imagesallyg
Mar 20, 2010 8:16 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
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We love badminton! Same net can do for volleyball, and VB with a beach ball is fun and less painful. And VB with a giant beach ball is kewl! But darn Addy dog goes nutz for the birdie or ball so that put a damper on it last summer. OK my first Swap (whenever) will include badminton
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Imagecritterologist
Mar 22, 2010 9:24 PM CST
Name: Critter (Jill)
MD
If I can figure out a way to get the skeeters under control, we could set up a badminton net here for the fall swap... the lawn isn't totally flat, but it's probably close enough. It would give me an excuse to pick up a backyard set... :-)

I like bocce also, because you can play it in pretty much any yard -- hills, bumps, weeds, all just add to the challenge!
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ImageHollyAnnS
Mar 23, 2010 7:16 AM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
We play Bocce and the guys will play in almost any turf. They call it Extreme Bocce when they play at Josh's river place as it is so hilly. They play up, down and across the hill, they just better be careful I don't want to have to go diving to get back one of the balls. Big Grin

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Imagedixiegalpa
Mar 23, 2010 12:12 PM CST
Name: Debbie S
Central PA
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Jamie and I like playing it at our house too. Bring on the Jello Shots and the Bocce set...tons of fun:)
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Imagestormyla
Mar 23, 2010 11:58 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
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Hilarious! I'm cracking up at the combo badminton/plant swap tournament. Should be lots of fun.

Extreme Bocce Big Grin My old Italian great & great granduncles would have gotten a kick out of that. They took their Bocce so seriously. No women were allowed to play Sad
Imagestormyla
Mar 24, 2010 12:04 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
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Sally, Beach ball Volley Ball sounds like lots of fun Thumbs up

My sister's Lab/Golden eats all balls that are moving, including those big thick rubber balls with the handles that the kids sit on and bounce around. He eats them even while the kids are bouncing on them Hilarious!

A few years ago, I spent a great day lawn bowling. It was a total blast Big Grin
Imagesallyg
Mar 24, 2010 10:33 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
we have a Bocce set too
And that beach paddle ball game, it was called Kadima when I bought it. The only sport my hubby and I are bearabley even at.
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Imagestormyla
Mar 27, 2010 9:31 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
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Sally, I never played that, but it looks like fun when I've seen it played. I'm afraid that moves too fast for me now.

A couple of years ago, I bought a really nice Croquet set at a flea market. It's the old fashioned kind complete with it's own little cart. So far, it hasn't made it out of the basement yet Sticking tongue out
Imagecritterologist
Mar 28, 2010 5:11 PM CST
Name: Critter (Jill)
MD
Hmm, there's a quandary.. croquet or badminton at the swap?

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Imagesallyg
Mar 29, 2010 1:53 AM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
Badminotn early, croquet after the eating when we're only able to waddle Hilarious!
Remember lawn darts?
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
Imagestormyla
May 5, 2010 10:35 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
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Gosh, with everybody's physical limitations this year, I don't know if there will be much of any games going on. I just read that Teri (Roses) broke her wrist or hand. My feet are still in terrible shape from the Plantar Fasciitis as I've been doing tons of exercise trying to get my Diabetes and other blood chemistry under control. I'm spending lots of time cooking, so the poor feet can't catch a break, especially if I add some gardening into the mix.

My leg circulation is bad, so sitting at the computer is harmful. I'm trying not to smoke, and I always smoke a lot when I'm on the computer. But the exercising makes me want to play games. I'm riding my bike indoors sitting in it's trainer. I am now up to 45 minutes in 4th gear. I still don't trust my foot strength to take it outside in case I would have to jump off of it quickly. Also, my new meds make me somewhat dizzy, so the carpet would be a softer landing than the asphalt Hilarious!
ImageHollyAnnS
May 7, 2010 8:01 PM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
Oh Stormy join the sick and injured club. Sad It sure seems to be our year unfortunately. Do you have access to a pool? Walking in the water would be good for you, keeps the weight off your feet and you don't have to worry about falling. Big Grin
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Imagestormyla
May 9, 2010 1:19 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
No Holly, Our Y doesn't have one, and even if it did, I wouldn't go. Too much time involved in changing and doing the hair over again before I go to work. My diabetic and bone density exercise instructions booklets say pool exercises are not very beneficial to either condition, so I have to give my time and effort to what gives the biggest bang for the buck.

I have to exercise the feet, with specific exercises 3 times a day, and do walking and cycling for at least a half hour each every day. I also need to restart my core strengthening exercises for my back again, but a lot of isometric work is bad for the Blood Pressure, so I'm holding off on that. I have to get my outdoor exercise in before I go to work as it is dark when I get home, and I can't risk any falls with my bad feet and back. The cycling is aggravating my hip, so I'm reading up on how to fix that. I keep making seat and handlebar adjustments and trying different footwear and pedal clip changes.

Any inflammation aggravates my diabetes and blood pressure. I hate even typing this, it makes me sound like such an old f_rt.

Add cooking and preparing three meals and 3 snacks, and some gardening, let alone house work every day I can barely fit my job and continuing education, bill paying and marketing plus diabetic and other health related education into my life. Thank heavens I don't have kids. Blinking I can't imagine how Critter is handling every thing right now. God bless her.
Imagesallyg
May 10, 2010 9:34 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
stormyla, you are one busy bee. I admire your dedication. I just had a free consult at a 'fair' thing and she gently pointed out my bad posture/ slumping already, and that I could fix it easily by going to Snap Fitness. Who has the time?? (I think)
My son has weights now and I could go start some free weight routine. In fact I shoud get him to show me a few exercises for upper back and shoulders. He probably has gotten rid of all the wimpy weights I would need!
We have two computr chairs that roll and are constantly getting switched. If I use chair 'a' I am fine, but if I use chair 'b' too much I can get a persistent sciatica kind of annoying ache on one side. At least with my library job I have to squat and that ahs given me a little leg work. I felt it for the first couple weeks but am over that now.
Critter is almost to the just walking stage, where you basically cannot sit down yourself all day long until Baby goes to bed! ah toddlers.
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Imagestormyla
May 11, 2010 10:25 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Human Beings were not meant to sit at desks all day, nor couches for that matter. I use a desk top at work and a laptop at home. To me, freedom is not being glued to either one. The laptop is nice because it doesn't give me the feeling of being at a desk even when I'm using it for work. The bad thing is that I certainly do not use it ergonomically.

I think it's important not to spend too much time on either. They can be so consuming.
ImageHollyAnnS
May 12, 2010 5:01 AM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
Oh Stormy, I feel the same way lately. Old f_rt. I agree Ric asked Josh & Jamie to come over and help with a few things for Jules party. He really just isn't feeling up to getting it done and now with this rain we are running out of time.
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Imagestormyla
May 12, 2010 8:43 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Holly, Don't worry, everything will pull together just fine. Smiling
ImageHollyAnnS
May 12, 2010 1:43 PM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
Yes, It will we are great at last minute finishes. Thumbs up I'm still feeling pretty good, looks like I may have missed sharing JR's Strep Throat. Ric is feeling a bit better today so he is out there moving the big burn pile. You may remember seeing it when you came for the swap last year. We and a couple of our neighbors have been burning brush there for years. It has been along time since it was moved so it was a good sized pile of ash. Josh got rained out today so he stopped here on his way home. While he was here I took advantage of those long arms of his to put the new gazebo cover up. Looks goods and fits great. I won't hang the curtains until they finish the floor but just having the cover on makes so much of a difference when you look out there. He will be back on Sunday to help with the Gazebo Floor or anything else that needs done.
Oh sticking with the sports theme of this thread we will have volleyball, boccie & horseshoes at the party. Hilarious! Hilarious!
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