[thechat] sport and life?

matthew garrett matthew.garrett at snet.net
Wed Dec 5 14:00:22 CST 2001

Sporting activity is every bit as important as anything else. Being tired
from sitting at a computer sucks, but tired from physical exertion actually
feels pretty damn good.

I'm bad at self starting on exercise, but if someone sez "wanna go...", i
do. That means basketball, tennis, bike riding, hiking up stuff, running
down stuff, birthday bowling, whatever. Rock gyms are really fun/torturous,
but i've only been a couple of times.

Once a year I spend a few days windsurfing in Colorado and Nebraska (long
story) and it's usually the best I feel all year. Heat, cold, sun, water,
and really long, tiring days - especially tiring for me since I fall-in a

Used to enjoy snowboarding, but my neurosurgeon has warned against
activities which involve falling hard - which also rules out starting a
bunch of new things.

Oh, and darts - not only an amazing zen exercise, but good in the
simultaneous consumption of adult beverages kind of way.

it's all good, but it's better with other folks involved.

> From: Joe Crawford <jcrawford at avencom.com>
> Reply-To: thechat at lists.evolt.org
> Date: Wed, 05 Dec 2001 10:01:12 -0800
> To: thechat at lists.evolt.org
> Subject: [thechat] sport and life?
> hey gang --
> I'm curious - how many of you play sport on a regular basis? I know rudy
> plays football (can't remember if it's canadian or american).
> all my life I've discounted sport altogether -- but recently I'm really
> enjoying racquetball -- a great game which I'm playing regularly.
> i still pretty much find televised sports unwatchable - but I'm finding
> a greater appreciation for it on a personal level. maybe some modified
> greek mind|body thing going on.
> if I had kids I think I'd be pretty skeptical about time dedicated to
> sport vs. school / intellectual / social pursuits - but I'm rethinking
> that now. here in the usa people definitely take sports too seriously.
> moderation in all things, I suppose.
> er -- so my question -- do you play a sport? if so, what? and why? and
> if not - why? and why not?
> - joe <http://artlung.com/>
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