10 on the 10th: All About Sports

 I almost didn't join in with the 10 on the 10th this month since my answers are going to be so short and sweet.  We are not a sports family in any way shape or form and I didn't grow up in a sports family either.  


1. Were you good at sports in school? No.  I did play softball in elementary school and I was a cheerleader both for pee wee football and in high school for a year or so but I was never all that great of either. 


2. What are your 3 favorite sports to watch on TV? I don't watch sports on TV; I used to occasionally watch the Olympics but now that we only have streaming it's taken all the fun out of it. 

3. Do you regularly watch any live sports? No, I don't think I have EVER been to a live sporting game other than my own kids' sports (on the very rare occasions they played)

Alec has been playing track and field in high school

4. Does the Olympic medal ceremony make you emotional when your country wins a gold? Not really; unless I learned of some real hardship that player or team had to overcome. 

5. What sport of fitness activities do you enjoy now? The only fitness activities I enjoy are hiking and kayaking. 

Taken on our hiking trip in New Hampshire this year


6. Did you ever have a sporting hero who was your pinup? Nope. 

7. What's the most memorable sporting occasion you can remember? My grandparents caravan club had a huge international rally in Lake Placid, NY in 1985 (so I would have been 8 or 9) and we got to watch a lot of the winter Olympic sports practices-- I vividly remember watching the figure skaters in the arena at night and the ski jumpers (that landed on beds of plastic straw) since we were able to get really close to the jumps. 

8. Is anyone in your family outstanding at sports? No, though my middle son does have his black belt in karate and has won a few awards at tournaments. 

As an apprentice they are only allowed to wear the actual black belt at tournaments; otherwise it's a black trimmed dobak with red belt. 

9. Name 3 sports you try to avoid on TV. That's easy-- all of them! 

10. Who is the sports personality you most admire in 2022? I'm not even sure I could name a sports personality! 

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Comments

  1. Well at least you have karate in your life right? AND hiking is definitely a sport! :)

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  2. I said hiking as well! My family is similar - we are not sports people. :)

    Your little cheer picture is so cute!

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  3. My cousin used to do competitive figure skating and she moved to Lake Placid around that time to train!

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  4. I used to figure skate as a kid before dance took priority. Hiking and water sports are amazing, too.

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    1. I did take a few dance classes in high school but hated performing! LOL

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  5. You and Michelle both made me laugh with your posts. I super appreciate that you are not a sports family. While I was a serious athlete as a kid, my kids are not athletes at all other than a year of martial arts. I have tried to get them interested but they just aren’t. And I don’t feel like fighting to make them do something they aren’t really into. That seems silly! Fun post, my friend.

    Shelbee

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    1. Yeah, my kids tried different sports off and on through the very early elementary years but if they didn't LOVE it I basically talked them into dropping them since they are such a huge time suck and so incredibly competitive nowadays; they just wanted to play for fun and 6 days a week was just too much running around for me if they weren't super into it.

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  6. Oh boy - I did a Currently post today in an effort to catch up there...and missed the Ten on the Tenth. I'm really batting zero this month (um, no pun intended)! So interesting, though, reading your answers. I am not a sports person and we are not much of a sports family either. I honestly thought we were the only ones - but even reading your comments....I am not alone!!:) I feel so much better now - ha! I might try to still get a post for 10 on the 10th ready for Friday. But no cute cheerleader pictures for me:)

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  7. I'm cracking up over your #9. Hahahaha. I love the throwback picture of you as a cheerleader... your bangs are so cute!

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  8. Me and my family are not lovers of sports either. I like to watch the football World Cup and some of the Olympic games but that's as sporty as I get.

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    1. We used to watch the Olympics and keep our own medal tally for our "favorite" countries. It was a fun homeschooling activity.

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  9. You sound like me, except I did participate in gymnastics when I was young and was pretty good (and coached it in college), but now? Nothing,
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    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. I always thought gymnastics looked like so much fun! (work too, but fun)

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  10. I didn't really play sports as a kid either, but my kids have been big into sports. Baseball, softball, basketball, tennis, rodeoing...we do quite the variety!

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    1. My boys have tried out lots of sports but didn't really stick with any beyond a couple of seasons.

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  11. Hiking all the way. And I love swimming too.

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    1. Oh yes, I do enjoy swimming -- but only in a pool. I'm not a big fan of swimming in the lake or the ocean.

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  12. I have to admit your answers really surprised me, Joanne! I think of you as being very sports oriented. You are always out hiking and kayaking! It's been fun to read everyone's answers. There seems to be a general consensus that we bloggers are not necessarily sporty! I think that's because we're so cerebral, right? Hahaha!!!

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  13. It's strange to me how much emphasis society can put on us to be "sports people." But sports just isn't everyone's thing, and that's totally okay. Living in Alabama, college football is THE sport that everyone has to follow by default, whether they like it or not, because you can't escape it. Fortunately, I've mainly enjoyed it through the years, but I don't like the fierce harshness between fans or the horrible injuries it causes the players merely for our "entertainment." Sigh. I took a dark turn in my comment here. My apologies! :)

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    1. LOL. I totally understand and agree; in fact I'm getting jaded about all high school and organized sports for kids. We have one family member that has had ACL surgeries already and she's not even out of high school yet! All sports all the time every day of the week is much too much for our bodies to handle and so many long term injuries and pain start younger and younger.

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  14. Your old school cheerleader sweater would be very in now. I love the throwback photos. I played a lot of sports growing up. It is crazy how different we can be from our kids.

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  15. I pretty much feel the same as you do on all of this!

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    1. Sounds like a lot of bloggers feel the same way! At least I'm not alone.

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  16. Ha! Your post reads very similarly to mine.

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

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  17. "That's easy-- all of them!" cracked me up! I currently have baseball on while catching up on blogs! Even though I am not good at sports, I do enjoy watching them. Your cheerleading pic is so cute!

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  18. You look so cute in your cheerleader sweater. I enjoyed reading your answers about sports Joanne.

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  19. We're not a sports family either and the only time I have ever gone to a live sporting event was a college football game when I was a student. My husband and I have gone to a few Formula 1 car races, but we've determined it's now not worth the ticket price as the novelty for us has worn off. We didn't follow F1 closely until a friend of my husband's got him to watch the show on Netflix about their drivers. Do people consider car racing a sport??? I do, but I'm not an expert LOL. Occasionally, I'll watch the Kentucky Derby on tv; I mostly enjoy the ladies' hats and seeing the gorgeous horses.

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    1. I have been to a few races too; my father had a friend that used to race funny cars. All I remember was that it was brutally hot at the races in the summer.

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  20. My answers would be similar. One of our sons was very avid in track, but we are not big sports fans.

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    1. I often wonder if they would have enjoyed sports if we hadn't homeschooled and they joined in with their school friends for sports but... I'm not mad about having all those nights and weekends free to enjoy life and family time!

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