I saw late Wednesday, Feb. 1 was national women and girls in sports day. I can't think of all the positives I've gotten out of sports, but there are quite a few. I've been active my whole life, and probably a little ADD to go with it, but I think that's natural. I've mentioned how I played soccer through high school, then lacrosse through my junior year of college, but those weren't the only sports I've done.
1) Dance/gymnastics. I did classes at Tucson's equivalent of the Y, but it really wasn't the Y. I think it was more an area rec center, but it had plenty of classes for kids. It was basically a place for young'uns to run around and release energy while parents watched.
2) Basketball. This one didn't stick, but when you're in elementary school gym, you get exposed to a lot of different sports. I went to a couple basketball camps during the summer, but I didn't pursue it.
3) Ice skating. This was a big fat NO. I never took official lessons, but we had a frozen rink in Wisconsin, and I tried ice skating for a couple weekends. Ice and I never got along.
4) Field hockey. This was one I tried over the summer, but was still in love with soccer. Soccer was the first sport I fell in love with enough to play, and I still watch games whenever I can. Field hockey was so different, and my stubborn nature left that and went back to footie.
5) Tennis. I also tried tennis over a summer. I stopped when I got a blister on my thumb. I know, oh so tough then, but it was the first summer in Massachusetts, and I'd discovered lacrosse only that very spring. I'd never seen a game of lacrosse, but that was calling.
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