What with the Olympics being in full swing, why not have a sports topic?
So what sports do you generally enjoy? Which ones do you enjoy playing/participating in? Which ones do you enjoy watching? Do you have any teams or athletes that you like? Is there anything else about your relationship with sports that you wish to share?
When it comes to sports, I generally prefer to go out and play them rather than sit on my fat butt watching them. However, I do actively watch Olympics, World Cup soccer, Le Tour de France, and the NHL playoffs. I'm not glued to the TV, though, because I may watch for an hour or so, then decide to shut off the TV and go work out or ride my bicycle. Again, it's my desire to do rather than just sit on the sidelines. However, the sport I would most actively watch is ice hockey because I cannot skate if my life depended on it. And with the Olympics, I most enjoy watching events like kayaking because that's not something you see every day.
Those who know me know my absolute favorite sport is road cycling, both to watch and the participate in. I've been an avid cyclist since summer 2008 (it's how I got on track to losing 80 or so pounds). And, yes, I *am* one of those shaved legs/spandex/lycra warriors. Okay, I've never raced competitively, but I do enjoy doing long distance group bike rides. Longest I've ever ridden is 40 miles. I also enjoy playing a rousing game of ultimate frisbee (go figure, I love ultimate, but do not enjoy playing American football at all. Soccer (aka real football) is fun to play, though.) And a part of me is considering getting back into martial arts. I did Tae Kwon Do as a kid.
As for my relationship with sport, I find it very amusing that a lot of my friends think that riding bicycles is all I do so it blows their mind that I spend as much, if not more, time in the gym doing weight training as I do "on the roll." I'm still working on cracking the "200 pound bench" club (I can bench 185 pounds now.) The 100 kg club would be sweet. I still won't forget this one girl's surprise that I actually lifted and didn't just ride bicycles and when she dared me to show my guns, her reaction was, "Whoa! I didn't know you were packing THOSE under your sleeves! You DO work out!" Guess she had low standards since my guns are not very impressive.
Yep, I'm pretty evenly split between being a nerd, a jock, and a rebel. /Brooktown High reference.