There are two categories for people who like to play sports.

ATHLETIC

  • well  co-ordinated
  • pick the sport up quickly
  • usually one of the best players on the team
  • very fit
  • say that they are not very good but then score the most goals, win the most matches, have the best times, ski the fastest, etc.

SPORTY

  • like to play
  • try hard
  • have fun
  • not much of an asset to the team, unless humour counts

I am as sporty as you can get. I pretty much stink at most athletic endeavours but I’m out there almost every day trying something. It’s not a pretty sight, but I am having a great time.

This weekend, I fell on the beginner practice race course (trying to show off how fast I could go duh!), bruised my shoulder, had some bizarre palma lift accident leaving the insides of my thighs black and blue ( I took pictures, but there is just no upside sharing those jiggly white thighs with the black and blue circles on the fleshiest parts!) and then fell flat on my face walking in front of the Tim Horton’s in Stayner.

But I’m about to lace up my shoes and go for the ugliest run you have ever seen.

Athletic?

Not a chance!

But I think I could give Sporty Spice a run for her money!!

  • Wendy

    Sporty, as in sporty spice.
    That’s me.
    But who cares as long as you’re enjoying it.
    Just don’t kill yourself, ok?

  • http://urbanmoms.typepad.com/moms_the_word/ Jen

    I think I could have swayed more to the athletic side had I been exposed to sports as a child but fall into the sporty category due mostly to ignorance and lack of experience. I try hard and am sorta coordinated but just can’t measure up. Oh well, I still have a ton of fun and am impressed with myself none the less!
    Both my kids and my hubby are natrually athletic. My 8 year old kicked my butt in the 5k we did together and my 5 year old is a great skater and skier. I think they got their natural ability from their dad and then being exposed to sports and a passion for them really helps.

  • http://urbanmoms.typepad.com/losing_it/ Kath

    LOL, I’m right there with ya, Elizabeth. My oldest daughter seems to have some of the spaz in her, too, as she is constantly walking into tables, or poking herself in the eye or whatever. But she’s not actually bad at sports. Hmmm…

  • http://urbanmoms.typepad.com/movie_mommy/ Margot

    Is there something less coordinated than sporty? I would fall into that category!! My hubby is definitely athletic. Irritatingly so. He’s good at pretty much everything he tries. Hopefully our son gets his athletic ability from his father, & not the total spaz gene from me!!
    I definitely admire that you are getting right out there & not letting a few bruises stand in your way. All I can say is lots of ice for those bruises!

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