The GAMES ROOM => Who's Who? => Topic started by: Mandy on October 03, 2004, 11:10:33 PM

Title: Sports
Post by: Mandy on October 03, 2004, 11:10:33 PM
Hi All~

Well i was just wondering what sports all you either play or have played before....(just thought of that cuz im stuck icing all weekend from a BAD hockey hit right to the knee)

as for me here goes it:

1.) Ice Hockey--8 years
2.) softball-- 11yrs
3.) soccer- 5 yrs
4.)swim team- 1 year  (other than swim lessons)
5.)figure skating-- 4 yrs.
6.)gymnastics- 3 yrs.
8.)tennis --2 yrs.

Plus:  golf, and run sometimes just for the sake of doing something!

and i think thats about it....i only play hockey now, with an occasional softball game here and there.

cant wait to hear from others!

~Mandy :)
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Sharon on October 04, 2004, 07:32:31 AM
The only sport that I ever did was skiing. My parents started me when I was 3(on teeny tiny little skis!)but I had to stop about 6 years ago when I was 19 because of my knees. I absolutely loved it and it was the only sport that I was really any good at. I think it's one of the things that I miss most due to my knee.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: BuffettBarbie on October 04, 2004, 06:35:56 PM

What a fun subject!

1) Running (my FAVORITE!)
2) Tennis
3) Rock Climbing
4) Mountain Biking
5) Golf
6) Softball
7) Basketball
8) Skiing
9) Surfing
10) Volleyball
11) Ballet

I miss each one, and look forward to doing them again!  This is my motivation to do PT and get strong again!  Before I know it, I'll be running like wind again, so don't blink, or you'll miss me!

Many hugs!
Chris  :)
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: mainegal on October 04, 2004, 07:14:24 PM
Was doing and hope to post-recovery : Soccer, hiking, running (cross-country and track), golf, baseball, skiing, volleyball, trail riding

Used to: softball, basketball, football, lacrosse

Title: Re: Sports
Post by: BridgetJones_uk on October 05, 2004, 01:23:15 PM
Well, Here goes.....
Ballet - 19 yrs
Modern - 19 yrs
Tap - 19 yrs
Rowing (Bow Girl) - 4 yrs
Surfing - 5yrs
Sailing - Lasers - 3 yrs
Boarding - 3 yrs
Swimming - yrs
Rugby - 5yrs
Hockey - 5yrs
High Jump - 5 yrs
Steeplechase - 3 yrs (yer its running but I love it)
Running - Long distance, X counrty - 4yrs
Cycling...well its the only way to go in london

And I wanna be able to do all those things again! (And I will, much to the annoyance of my OS! giving things up isnn't an option at the moment)


Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Mandy on October 06, 2004, 01:08:54 AM
Hey Everybody~

So great to see what sports that everyone has or had participated in!!   8)  Well i hope that everyone here accomplishes their goals to be back on the playing field...soon i hope! :D  

Thanks for all the replies!
~Mandy :D
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: ATsoccergirl on October 06, 2004, 02:07:01 AM
I was a 3 sport athlete in high school, soccer, basketball and track.  I played soccer at a D1 university, and up until last fall I was preparing for a WUSA tryout or possibily for the US national team.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Leentje on October 06, 2004, 11:14:33 PM
Badminton => since I could hold a racket ;D, say 24 years ;D
Volleybal in high school
Footbal but I was the goal keeper ;)

Now I only play badminton, swim and run

Title: Re: Sports
Post by: LesleyR on October 08, 2004, 04:21:53 AM
hey all, hope the knees are treating you well (nic thread idea btw)

1-ice hockey

and thats about it
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: gimpybecks on October 27, 2004, 09:41:36 PM
I don't officially play any sports anymore but I'm always up for swimming, softball, basketball, and ultimate frisbee!

I did play:

soccer (from age 4-8)
softball (from age 6-16 for two years, I was on a slow pitch league and a fast pitch league at the same time)
basketball (from age 10-12)

Occasional golf

That's about it.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: brattkids2 on October 30, 2004, 06:33:16 PM
Great subject!!!

bowling ( I know not an official sport LOL) but hard to do when stop leg is bad leg!!!!!
power walking

Have a great weekend!!!!! :D
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: faith on November 01, 2004, 11:25:37 AM
Great subject!

Tennis - started when I was 6, now I just have to watch in on TV, everything in this house stops for Wimbledon!

Rowing - since I was 8 though in more recent years I've been coxing more and rowing less.


That's about it really, bit rubbish really...

Faith x
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: CelticNagel on November 14, 2004, 01:12:39 AM
Sports -

Softball - 15 years
Baseball - 10 years
Soccer - 7 years
Basketball - 7 years
Irish Step Dance - 2 years
Biking - 30 years
Running - 2 years
Volleyball - 2 years
Swimming - 4 years
Diving - 4 years

Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Mandy on November 14, 2004, 07:23:06 PM
Wow this is so awesome getting to know what sports people have played or are playing right now.  Well hockey isn't cutting it anymore for the knees.  I go on the 22nd to dicuss surgery to fix the patellas!  Wish me luck!

Thanks for all of you who have posted here.  Hope to hear from more of ya soon!

Take Care,
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: hottubpam on November 14, 2004, 08:30:12 PM
Pre-accident/pre-surgery/pre-arthrofibrosis sports:

Snow Skiing - all my life
slalom water skier - for as long as I can remember
hiker - especially mountains and trails in Alaska
swimming, snorkeling

Post accident, surgery, etc.

Mostly watch it on TV or go to the local university events.  I haven't given up hope yet, especially of returning to the slopes.

Best to all.

Title: Re: Sports
Post by: mhsflute07 on December 21, 2004, 07:39:14 AM
Soccer, softball, tennis, swimming, basketball.

Soccer-age 4-13
Softball-age 8-13
Tennis-age 8-still playing
Basketball-1 season (I hated offense)

At one point I played soccer, softball and tennis at the same time. When my knees got bad I gave up everything except tennis.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: imnotpunk on December 21, 2004, 04:55:39 PM
I used to play basketball, soccer, and lacrosse. I also did a lot of skiing too and a little skating. *sigh* I don't think I'll ever get to play any sports again.  :-[

Oh...I almost forgot. I used to do karate as well, six years of it and quite a few medals and trophies. :)

Title: Re: Sports
Post by: sienna on December 21, 2004, 06:37:50 PM
It's a bittersweet thread for me, but interesting nonetheless.

Before all the shanagans with my knee and wc, I used to play:
Netball for 20 yrs
Volleyball for 11 yrs
squash 4-5 yrs
I also love badminton and played at school.
I used to teach PE but that is not an option.

Now I swim for upkeep sake and garden.....  Well synchronised swimming is an event!  (sorry to any one who does that ;) )

One day I'd like to get back to some sort of team sport.

Yay Team Kneegeeks! ;D
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: doodlebugrr on December 23, 2004, 12:47:41 AM

Well before this whole knee thing I played all this:

*track-triple jump, long jump, high jump, 400 & 800
*karate-so close to a black belt
*hockey-THIS IS THE BEST SPORT EVER!!!!!!!  ;D
*football-I wish they would let girls play! lol, everyone   just says I am too small to play, haha shows how much  they know!  :P  ;D

I REALLY cant wait to get back to this all! But with all these setback, who knows when that will be. K, well, good luck with the knees everyone!!!!

Title: Re: Sports
Post by: LesleyR on December 24, 2004, 05:58:21 AM
yay for hockey!
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: sweetheart0517 on December 24, 2004, 06:48:40 AM
Aww I was so active before my knee started bothering me...

I have been a cheerleader since I was 5 I played tennis through out highschool and college and I LOVE to ski...cant do those things anymore  :'( but hey this knees gotta get better some day....looks like ill be a old lady out on the courts and up the slopes  :)
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: murtaughdog on December 29, 2004, 01:46:28 AM
I've played about everything, but I loved Brazilian Jiu Jitsu so much I donated my right ACL to it ;D
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: frog on December 30, 2004, 07:27:27 AM
I was on the swimming & diving team in high school, many moons ago, haha!! Also powder puff football, heck, we were rougher than the guys. but my love now is barrel racing with my 3 yr old quarter horse mare.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: allstardiva2005 on January 09, 2005, 06:08:41 AM
Basketball- 10 years.
Track- 5 years. (varsity captain/6th in the region for the 100m dash!)
Running- ever since I can remember (I'm almost 18)
Volleyball- 3 years
Soccer- 1 year

I played pick up fball games, rollerblade hockey, pretty much all that fun stuff. But I haven't been able to run/play sports since August of 2003. I've been told to give up my dream of returning to sports even recreationally, but I'd give anything to run again so we'll see about that. haha

- Christy
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: nicole on January 10, 2005, 06:16:29 AM
I'll start by saying I'm 32 :)
In order of favorites -

Softball all my life
Volleyball  14 years on and off
Football (American) 2 years - full contact NFL rules, yes girls play too
Basketball 20 years on and off

Softball, volleyball and basketball were my high school sports. Played various other sports, pretty much anything I had the opportunity to, along the way; like:
flag football
walleyball (volleyball in a raquetball court with a net)
powerlifting (just started actually)

One thing I'd love to try out that I've not had the chance to yet is Ice Hockey...the rate things are going I may not get to :(
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: redtoblack on October 18, 2006, 08:58:54 PM
Sports I have/still take(n) part in.

1: TKD
2: HKD
3: Judo
4: Tennis
5: Soccer
6: Rugby
7: Golf
8: Softball
9: Basketball
10: Volleyball
11: Running

I also like repelling and rock climbing.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: rindsu on October 20, 2006, 10:25:48 AM
Sports I still do

Ice hockey
DH moutain biking
Freestyle bmx

Sports I have done

Highland dancer for 23 years
Goju Ryu Karate
Softball, then slow pitch as I got older
Team Handball

It's pretty much all biking for me now, hockey was there just to pass the time and get in shape for race season, too bad I blew out both knees at once playing it...(sooo bitter right now)
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Clarkey on November 08, 2006, 05:54:34 PM
I use to play more Sports when I was at School  but being a full time Greenkeeper gives you good excercise daily.

Football age 4 to 16 while at School.
Cross Country Running age 11 to 16 at School.

Gym (Sometimes)
Golf will start playing having coaching lessons.
Like to start jogging soon as well rather then going to the Gym.

Nick :) {2006} :)
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: redtoblack on November 08, 2006, 09:52:18 PM
Sports I still do

Ice hockey
DH moutain biking
Freestyle bmx

Sports I have done

Highland dancer for 23 years
Goju Ryu Karate
Softball, then slow pitch as I got older
Team Handball

It's pretty much all biking for me now, hockey was there just to pass the time and get in shape for race season, too bad I blew out both knees at once playing it...(sooo bitter right now)

What's a Highland Dancer?  Sounds cool.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: rindsu on November 13, 2006, 10:50:57 PM
Highland dancing, is well scottish dancing.  It's one of the types of dance from Scotland.  Like how riverdance is irish dancing.  You can go to youtube and find some videos of it.  I was supposed to travel to Manitoba this month and dance in a tribute show, but alas, my legs will not let me.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Quinkin on December 29, 2006, 04:58:00 AM
Running, touch football.

Bushwalking and landscape photography are favourite hobbys. My knee has curtailed these activities for about 12 months.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: ibreakhearts66 on December 29, 2006, 07:38:04 AM
sports are my liiiife. i don't do too many of them, but i strive to reach really really high levels in the sports i DO participate in.

soccer-like 11 years. i play year round for my high school and a club team. my club team actually went to Spain to train with professional women's teams (and we are based out of Los Angeles, so it was a biiiig trip)

figure skating-like 4. my goal for this year was to do well at regionals, but seeing as i haven't skated for 6 months, that didn't really work out.

running- track and field at my hs. i like the 400 best (i can get under a minute when i'm fit!)

and then for fun--volleyball, swimming, basketball
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: brianne on December 30, 2006, 03:14:02 AM
In High School I participated in cross country, track, and swimming.  I did two seasons of track and two of cross country.  After my first season of swimming my junior year I blew out my ankle in practice.  (It is actually possible to blow out an ankle swimming.  I was diving off of the blocks and my foot totally slipped and I tried to recatch my balence and slammed the side of my foor into the starting block.  It hurt but not too bad so I kept swimming for three days.  On the fourth day it was killing me and swollen and bruised.  I got in to warm up anyway because it was our big meet and I was on the big relay and I had worked so hard all season for it.  I did one flip turn and it felt like someone had torn my foot off of my leg.)  My High School athletic career was over after that although I did do track my senior year, but I was no where near the shape I had been in before my ankle injury.  I only did it because I was dying to get back into a sport.  I was also on the High School dance team my freshman year.

I took ballet for three years, tap for three, jazz for three, and toe for one year when I was younger.  I also love to rock climb.

My sports life has been very limited for the past four years when things finally went downhill with my knees.  Once I recover from my TTT's I intend to get back to rock climbing, hiking, and some light running. 
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: hntndaylight on December 30, 2006, 04:36:03 AM
I havent done many actvie sports; a season of track and field (shot and discus) in highschool (some 20 odd years ago) and a season of little league football.

I do hunt some, and shoot competitively, did the tournament fishing thing a while. I decided in highschool that I like more and made way more money raising cattle. So thats been 'my thing'.

Now my main hobby besides farming is behind the lense of a camera. My subjects are typically people, alternative models, and art photography. I do a lot of location shoots, old factories, cemetaries, abandoned railroads. Got to get me knee back under me to do it. I had hoped to start fencing classes this past fall, maybe next year........
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: lescycling on January 20, 2007, 03:41:35 AM

Cycling for past 34 years ( still race at 46 )

Badminton plyed in 80-90's lot of Turnaments all over the world ( recent comaback costed me ACLr surgery )

X Country sking 10 years

Soccer 15 years

Fly fishing for past 15 years Lov it!

Hiking long time

Tennis 10 years

Ski Alpine 10 years

I plyed very hard in all those sports since 72' but  my Core sport was Bike Racing ( still is ) my knees  are still in great shape. Cyling is so easy on knees as long as you ride in right gears and have correct bike position, it is sport you can do till your 80's

Badminton on ather hand is such a fst sport you have to do so many fast leg movements, it's very easy to step wrong on the court durring the game ant twist your ankle or knee. I have not ply for last 16 years got back in to it, to Fast! and was plying 2-3x week for 2-3 hrs all out and one day at turnament I moved with me left leg wrong , I was up in the air and landing and fast movement made my ACL to ropture.
So now back to the bike trying to recover from surgery.

Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Ronxski on January 29, 2007, 05:56:44 PM
Baseball from little league through highschool
Mens slopitch softball for mostly 27 years when not injured
after highschool loved pickup hockey, american football,basketball till the ankles back and knees told me I was done
Mountain biking when I lived in Montana for 3 years. Now doing bike trails for past 10 years
Past 13 years cross country skiing both classical and skate style.
Now the knee is acting up again after my surgery from 2 years ago. Still skiing but with ACE wraps and Mueller knee support till my next Dr. appt.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Linds on January 29, 2007, 06:28:29 PM
YAY.. fun topic, can't believe I never saw it until now..

RUnning sports,
Cross Country
Track -1500, 800, 400 m, 4x400
Orienteering.. YES map reading and running

Downhill Skiing started like Sharon when I was only 3 on ity bity skis
Cross Country skiing also started when I was 3

Soccer one season, couldn't stand the ball getting in the way of my running

Equestrian Sports
Dressage, Eventing, Hunter/Jumper, Western as well, Trail Riding

Canoeing and swimming as well.

Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Ronxski on January 29, 2007, 06:41:01 PM
Hey Linney, forgot about the canoeing in the wilderness lakes. Thanks. Also Hiking on the Superior Hiking trail along the Northshore of Lake Superior.

You are the opposite of me for running. I hated to just run. I had to be chasing a ball or a puck or someone carrying a ball to keep me interested.

Your folks must have had fun trying to keep a leash on you as an infant  ;D
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: bionic skier on January 30, 2007, 08:12:42 PM
Seems like a fairly obvious topic seeing as we are almost all sports related casualties...or were at some point in time.

Here goes:

Alpine Ski Racing (also only sport to be seriously injured in)
Competitive Sailing
Wakeboarding (well we will have to see after latest injury)
Soccer (in and outdoor)
Mtn. Biking

...and my favourite sport of all (at least since I was first injured):  Talking to the young ladies at physio and the gym, chicks who dig scars are awesome!

Hopefully, I am still able to do most of this until I am very old (...especially that last one!  ;D)

Title: Re: Sports
Post by: fawn2388 on January 31, 2007, 04:09:02 AM
Ski racing (moguls... if I could spell) and gymnastics. I actually orginally injuried my knee by skiing... so much for that ski binding...
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: mccreamark on February 09, 2007, 10:44:22 PM
Cycling ,tennis,table tennis.Suirf fishing.
now drawing .reading and computers very active.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: morgan4219 on February 18, 2007, 04:17:47 AM
I have played  fastpitch softball for 10 years.  I played basketball for 6. Gymnastics for 2.  And played a lil bit of baseball
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: ibreakhearts66 on February 18, 2007, 04:58:31 PM
added another sport to my resume. one that i always told myself i would never EVER do (because I can be a clutz)
running hurdles!
it is so much fun. it doubles the high of running.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: sailingskier on February 20, 2007, 02:25:49 PM
sailing - dinghy & big boat

none of which I'm prepared to give up!  Even the one that injured me...well actually it wasn't skiing that injured was falling over  ;D
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: noodles_ht on February 20, 2007, 10:11:42 PM
field hokcey
gymnastics - rhythmic and artistic

...are my favourites!!

Title: Re: Sports
Post by: clare hegg on March 21, 2007, 06:43:59 PM
Martial Arts (Combat Hapkido, Jeet Kune Do, among dabling in others)
Figure Skating (what caused the accident)
Pointe Ballet
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Kaputt_Knee on March 29, 2007, 09:48:51 PM
I not only live eat and sleep sports, I earn my living that way too! In my free time these days I do the following, even since my catastrophic blow out of my right knee in 1989:

Skiing - downhill and cross-country. I will never give up regardless what the doctors say - I'll just strive to be more elegant  8)
Diving (the deep stuff not the high one!)
Paragliding - took it up to fulfill a dream and to show the world that at 50 you are not too old for what you want to do!  ;D
Sailing - been apart of my life since I was tiny.

As a PE teacher most sports have been part of my life at some time or another - I played volleyball in the European National leagues until the ankles gave out; played hockey since I was a kid at school and still coach indoor. In 1989 I was told I would never take part actively in Sport again - boy what a challenge! I love proving the more arrogant type of consultant to be hopelessly wrong  :P

OK currently I'm in bed in a hospital in southern Germany staring longly at the mountains But to quote someone originally from this area: I'll be back!
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Ronxski on April 02, 2007, 04:39:31 AM
Wow Kaputt , you put me to shame. But we are nearly the same age. the big 50 is only a couple months away. And I love cross country skiing! Though I have a preference for the skate , freestyle. Here's hoping you are up and at em soon!

But take care in your Therapy so you don't push yourself back. Ron
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Kaputt_Knee on April 02, 2007, 07:52:55 AM
Hi Ronxski

I need activity - as a kid I was never still even when I was supposed to be in class! I am easily bored and have always chosen sports for myself which challenged me both physically and mentally. A wide contrary streak also helped because every time someone says to me that I cannot, then I will bust a gut proving them wrong! I just hope that the same mechanism is able to kick in again this time. My plan is to ski either on Midsummers Day or as soon after as possible. I also plan to be paragliding in Slovenia in September in order to prepare for my cross-country flying license exam in October.

Today I'm sitting on my bed looking out to the Zugspitze and the Karnwendel and Wetterstein mountain ranges. It is a wonderful crisp morning with clear blue skies and sunshine. Later on as the sun comes round to our side of the building it will be warm in the room as we have floor to ceiling windows facing west. The snow in Garmisch-Partenkirchen looks to be good. I watched the machines going up and down last night, cleaning up the trails - we could see their lights as they crawled up and down the slopes.

I'm actually British and work here in Bavaria as an English and Sports teacher. It is a wonderful location scenery wise but for me as a sports fanatic it is fantastic as the opportunities are more or less endless. And the Bavarians themselves are also sport orientated whether they know it or not! Walking paths every where, cycling in the valleys, around the lakes and up the not so extreme mountain. The mountain bikers seem to go everywhere were the walkers do!

I see that I need to do some more posting before I can mail people directly. I actually never really know what to post. Many of the posts seem to explain problems and are often pretty negative. Things do go wrong I can vouch for that from personal experience in the UK and here in Germany, but I try to concentrate on the positive things and work my way around the negative. I'll try my best to be more pro-active so that I can graduate from being a Micro-Geek to a full blown Knee-Geek!

all the best

Title: Re: Sports
Post by: by149561 on April 04, 2007, 08:49:05 AM
MMA .. but only watching at the moment stupid ACL
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: trainwreck on April 04, 2007, 04:11:07 PM
horseback riding
lifting weights
I detest running.  The only time I am glad my knee is crap cuz it is a great excuse not to run.  My OS completely forbid me from running unfortunately she also forbid volleball.  I chose not to hear that one.

Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Kaputt_Knee on April 05, 2007, 07:29:37 PM
Hi Ronxski

in answer to your questions regarding skis I also use Fischer RCS for X-Country (or Langlauf as we call it here) and Atomic for downhill. I get my Alpine skis directly from the Atomic factory as they sponsor our ski school. We are given new skis to test and get our own skis at a discount. I race on Atomic SL9 in slalom and I use the GS Race ski for all other races. For day to day teaching and just fooling around I have a new pair of Atomics but to be honest I have forgotten the name as I only had them a couple of days when I had my accident last winter (slipped on a patch of ice then fell while trying to bring some over ambitious kids safely down a black run!).

Your description of the hiking trails makes me look longingly at the hills around here and reminds of tours I did in the Scottish Highlands every summer until I left the UK for Germany. In Scotland I was often away for a few days with tent etc as wild camping is allowed there. Here in the Alps it is forbidden but there are lots of mountain huts where you can overnight. I miss the hiking and backpacking but the downhill sections are just too painful and risky these days. Maybe just day trips with a light sack and trekking poles to support the creaking knees when necessary  :).

The posts are gradually building up so it will not be long before I can reply to mails

Title: Re: Sports
Post by: paraglider on May 03, 2007, 03:19:09 PM
Hiking - mountains and occasional long distance

Started going paraglidng again 2 weeks ago despite ACL rupture - OS cleared it beforehand though.


@Kauptt_Knee: Hi Sue:  Thanks for your message - I can't answer yet as I need 20> posts. I'm English, been living in Germany (Munich, Stuttgart) since 1997.  Have been paragliding for 5 years now.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Kaputt_Knee on May 03, 2007, 05:58:33 PM
Hi Hazel

join in the games in the quizzes section - amazing how addictive and you hit the 20 posts in null komma nix! Then you can mail.

I have only watched so far - took up flying in 2000 but am no natural born flyer. My flying chool is going to take me through all the training again from Übungshang onwards!

Title: Re: Sports
Post by: kc1124 on May 08, 2007, 08:47:17 PM
I am a sport fanatic, playing them, but now limited to spectator.  My OS says I would be lucky to run 100 feet.

Anyway here's my list

Softball catcher (15+ years - and I wonder why my knee is so screwed up  ;)
Women's flag football league
Hockey (Street, with the boys)
Baseball (with the boys)
Running (which I miss so much  :'(

I was always around to play and try anything.  I now have my kids involved - son does Kenpo Karate and runs track (50, 100, 200 4x100) and my daughter does Kenpo Karate also.

If they want to play baseball or softball, I will steer them both away from catching, although I think it is the best position in the game.

Title: Re: Sports
Post by: ssmith556 on May 14, 2007, 02:26:16 PM
Hmm let's see sports...
TKD - about 4 years I just decided to switch to Karate and well lo and behold that is how I ruptured my Left ACL
volleyball - past 18 years

been pretty sedimentary since January when I injured my ACL though.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: FindnNemo91 on June 14, 2007, 04:08:44 AM
Im retired at the age of 15. jk, im just not physically able to play any sports at the moment.

here are mine:

Softball (catcher)     8 years (had a 45,000 scholarship at the age of 10, to any college of my choice, but i moved)(4 year all star starting catcher)
Ice Hockey (goalie)    2 years
Roller Hockey (goalie)     5 years
Basketball (defender)     1 year (god this was hard on the knee)
Soccer (defender)          1 year
Lacrosse   (defender)     1 year
Flag Football     (QB and wide receiver)     1 year
Swimming     (just finished my first season, swam some varsity as a freshman, won the JV District 50 Free, in my first season ever)

Title: Re: Sports
Post by: HICCLE on September 21, 2007, 08:14:55 AM
rugby, hockey,soccer, motocross,cricket
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: stickshifty on September 28, 2007, 11:33:32 PM
Wow the only sport I've done is horseback riding.

Unless you include band. I don't really consider high school band a sport. Drum corps though...
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Peg Leg on October 12, 2007, 11:05:45 PM
I love Sports!! 

Softball--catcher, shortstop and 2nd base, since I was 8 yrs. old until I blew out my articular cartilege  14 months ago!
Horseback Riding
Water Skiing
Snow Skiing
Weight Lifting

And now?   SWIMMING!!!!!!!

Peg Leg
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: kathat on October 14, 2007, 12:31:08 PM
Okay, here goes...

Softball, Hockey, Basketball, Tennis, Indoor cricket, Horse riding, Indoor rock climbing, Athletics, Sailing, Dance, Wheelchair basketball, Cycling, Swimming, Hiking.

I was always game to try something new, hence the long list. Not all of them were long term though. Maybe half of them were sports I did for longer than 2 years. I have always hated jogging/long distance running though. It was either fast or not at all.

Now - walking, and watching my kids play sport!

Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Salmo on October 15, 2007, 05:45:27 PM
Biking (mtn and road) about 3500 miles per year.
Skiing - about 50 days a year.
Surfing - whenever the surf is decent.
Fly fishing - when the fish are biting.

As the saying goes; The older I get, the better I was!
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: KartBoy on June 06, 2008, 10:34:43 AM
Took up skiing 3 years ago, only three trips but can handle most intermediate runs (pre TPF), absolutely love it, had a fantastic time in Berwang (Austria) in Jan 08. I really hope that I can can back to this.

Day to day sports
Shotokan Karate (Senior Brown Belt)

I loved my running, I live in the country and did 900 miles in the year up to the accident, mostly along country lanes, got fit enough to do a sub 2 hour half-marathon (13 miles) late in 07, excellent result. I hope that I can get back to all my sports but have to be patient, for the time being I will be stuck to an exercise cycle but it is a start.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: suenosderosas on July 31, 2008, 02:17:41 PM
I've been a horseback rider for 14 of my 17 years. The responsibilities of living on a big horse farm added on to the fact I'm constantly traveling for horse shows has always left me with very little time to do much else, so that's my only sport. I run and swim a lot for recreation, but nothing else competitively. 
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: subail on August 14, 2008, 03:39:40 AM
When I was younger I was a decent athlete: softball, volleyball, road hockey, 100 metre, 200 metre, discus, hiking canoeing, x-country skiing, coached 2 high school volleyball teams, coached a double dutch skip team.

Now I walk with Nordic Walking Poles and play golf with a cart...

Sue  :-* the Canuck
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Lyndsey on August 14, 2008, 06:33:22 PM
Great topic!

I am in the same boat as suenosderosas. I ride and train American Quarter Horses, and that takes up every waking minute of my time. I am almost 6 foot tall so I like to play basketball, but never actually played on a team because I didn't have time.

I am still riding when my knees will cooperate. I haven't been riding any young horses or bad horses though. I don't want to raise my chances of falling off.
 When I do ride I ride:
               Western Pleasure/ Equitation
               Some gaming
               English/ HUS and Equitation
               Jumping = I jumped 3 foot and that is as high as I will go. It was scary! lol!

Title: Re: Sports
Post by: travelthomas on November 05, 2012, 08:33:46 AM
Surfing, scuba diving, snorkeling, backpacking, kayaking, fishing, biking, etc.

I was a forester back in the 1980s, and loved working and living in the woods. I did mostly Timber Stand Exams and Stocking Surveys, which included Botany and Dendrochronology.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: ajaxdyn on September 10, 2014, 07:38:47 PM
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: ruilx on August 19, 2015, 05:39:10 PM
Football (soccer) BJJ and Muay Thai, this before a OS destroy both of my knees with a LR :(.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Elbow62 on October 27, 2015, 02:02:59 PM
Before partial knee replacement:
Daily stretching & strengthening exercises: plank, squats, pushups, arm weights
TRX training 2xWeek
Zumba 2xWeek (not really my thing but quick & practical cardio workout in winter)
mtb several times/week
biggest achievement: cycled 1300 km of Danube cycle path summer 2014

post-op still in 'rehab' : physio, biodex, exercises in pool, electrotherapy. Just got an exercise bike!!

Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Vlad on December 06, 2016, 09:01:12 PM
I did quite few sports in my life (tennis, volleyball, road & mountain biking, mountaineering, rock climbing, ping-pong, etc), but one ruined my right knee: football (or soccer in North America). I first fell on my right knee on hard-wood floor back in 2005 while playing indoor football, and then in 2015, I tore the quads muscles (probably due to dehydration), which probably caused some imbalance in the leg, once the muscles healed, maybe a bit shorter.
Well, looking for some regenerative solutions to my meniscus tear and mild arthritis.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: tulcak on January 18, 2017, 07:40:16 PM
I use to run every week day - 4 miles and 7 miles on saturday and 11 miles on sunday.  I sure wish I could do it again.