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My main sport is walking - it is a passion that started a child after I joined the Brownies and later on the Guides. I have always been an outdoor person, and can quite happily spend up to 12 hours a day walking, watching birds etc - the further north and the rugged the terrain the better ! We are very lucky living where where we do, surrounded by one of the National Trust's largest estates, with miles of countryside literally on the doorstep.

 

Apart from walking, I go to the gym 2-3 times a week as well, where I do a mixture of cardio and resistance.

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Mostly pilates and occasional tennis. Even with my personal trainer I usually do more pilates-type things than traditional gym work outs.

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I've definitely got the Running bug at the moment. I've got 2 half marathons coming up soon, and Edinburgh Marathon next year, and possibly London Marathon if I get a place.

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I played rugby at school and until last year i played football for a local team every Saturday, i cracked my kneecap by hitting it off the post while trying to prevent a corner, very painful. I never went back when i recovered.

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I play netball for 2 teams and I cycle to and from work so I consider that a type of 'sport'!

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Before I got M.E (and it got worse) I used to play tennis competitively, swim 4 times a week and gym 3 times! Now I'm lucky if I can walk into town and back. I do miss my sports.

 

In terms of watching, I love tennis, football and f1.

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Golf and fly-fishing. Was never very sporty. Took up the fishing on my retirement and absolutely love it.

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I've never been exactly a couch potato, but it still took me a while to really find my thing. I'm totally hooked on pole dancing nowadays. This is the first time I really look forward to every lesson and have goals. And I've never been this fit! Though I'd need to be much more fit and flexible to be able to do some of the more challenging tricks, but I'm getting there... (And just because the term pole dancing always manages to confuse people: no, it's not the same as stripping or just walking around the pole all sexy and stuff - the name pole acrobatics would actually be more suitable. :) )

 

I also go jogging every day. I'd love to start riding again, but I'm not sure if I could afford it... Same with badminton, haven't been playing in a couple of years now. Should find someone to play with. I'm also planning on trying yoga and/or pilates this spring.

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I do taekwondo,for almost 2 months now and I'm on my 2nd yellow stripe on my white belt 1 more stripe and then after that I learn one more thing and hello yellow belt :smile:

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I like to one day event on my horse but its so expensive, so tend to show jump and just hack out more. Oh and i like WATCHING football.

 

Lou x

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I was a member of my local swimming club and used to swim in races, i won some. That was six years ago, i miss it a lot. Best years of my life so far.

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I love skating! I've followed a couse of roller skate for 5 years. It's really fantastic.

 

 

However, I love every sport (it's better without a ball) ^^

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I can't do sports for a few month but before I was doing weight lifting and a bit of Krav Maga.

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I go running twice a week in winter and three times in Summer. I play badminton once a week. I also do half an hour of strength training twice a week, but I haven't been doing that for very long.

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I stopped going to the gym after the membership fees became too high, so most of my exercise is now confined to walking. I have an active job as cleaning supervisor for a disability charity and walk an average of 3 1/2 to 4 miles a day just at work, plus very often more at the weekends. When I travel of course I do more than twice that.

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On 25-4-2017 at 10:06 PM, Talisman said:

I stopped going to the gym after the membership fees became too high, so most of my exercise is now confined to walking. I have an active job as cleaning supervisor for a disability charity and walk an average of 3 1/2 to 4 miles a day just at work, plus very often more at the weekends. When I travel of course I do more than twice that.

 

I might just hallucinate this, but I think I read somewhere that walking is one of the healthiest sports to do. Something to do with the fact that walking is really something that takes time, which is always better, and your heartrate doesn't go through the roof. I should probably walk more! Do you really follow walking routes on weekends or on holiday, or do you walk as you go and see where you end up?

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