just out of curiousity - what sports do you practice yourself? do you just do them for fun, or do you train more seriously? do you participate in competitions? which ones did you practice when you were younger? which ones would you like to do if you had the time and energy?
i do some rock climbing, just for fun, and lately not very often (theoretically twice per month, but i don't always manage to go to my group). i used to do it a bit more seriously, up to three times per week, though then also just for fun, as i am not very fit and never had a chance of getting any good at it ... else, i like cycling, used to do some cycling tours (again just for fun, and very slow), lately it is only when i need to get somewhere though. and i'd like to do some hiking, but so far it is only a few times per year and only a few hours, would love to do a multi-day hike one day though ... did do yoga once for half a year and then somehow stopped again out of laziness ...
At my age, it's just for fun and exercise. I still run (jog, actually), less than before but still do about 7 kilometres once a week. Twice would be better but I have a hard time on my own and my jogging partner works all week. And twice a week I go to Pilates -- this is my 4th year. And I walk a lot.
I cycle religiously three times or more a week. Non competitively. (I used to race way back when) Routine 15 miles minimum. Usually solo but sometimes with a friend. I try to do yoga every a.m. for at least a half an hour. I would like to get back into swimming as it is one of my most relaxing and healthy of exercises. I'm exploring some places to join and comparing prices of memberships. Gardening, although not really a sport, is a workout and often strenuous. I used to play tennis and was quite good but my knees just can't do it anymore and I'm scared of another torn meniscus. I used to ski quite a bit in my college days, haven't in many years. I was also an avid ice skater when I lived up North but haven't done that in years either. Daily walks with my dog twice a day, not a sport by any means. Occasional canoeing and also sailing when the opportunity arises (we went sailing twice while on holiday in NY) as we don't have a sail boat anymore but are toying with the possibility of getting another small sailboat. (My husband is a keen sailor and got the bug after sailing on holiday).
When I was younger, I was a competitive gymnast and then a coach but once I had a full-time job it was to difficult to continue. The last few years I had the pleasure to help the daughter of a dear friend with training, strengthening and to assist choreographing her routines for competition. It was a complete joy and I miss it already. I think I was the saddest when she competed her last apparatus in a meet this past spring.
Since my injury my abilities are limited but I walk as much as I can and do some exercises to help with my balance. I continue to love sport and watch many as much as I can.
I hope you find time to enjoy more climbing and cycling Rikita!
I played tennis when I was in school, and then I didn't do anything for decades except walk huge amounts. Thank goodness Paris brought in the Vélib programme because now I ride bikes several times a week, often going longer distances on weekend mornings when there are almost no cars in the street.