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In which we ask a bunch of pasty-faced shut-ins about their exploits on the sports field. How bad was it for you?

Thanks to scarpe for the suggestion.

(, Thu 19 Apr 2012, 13:40)
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A sporting outcast.
I currently live in Australia and in the office I work in, I'm the only person who doesn't do 15 hours a week in the gym, or plays half-a-dozen team sports after work. I get slightly sympathetic looks from some, followed by a deep-seated mistrust that someone of their aquaintance hasn't validated their lifestyle choice by doing fifty reps on the pelvic floor machine or whatever.
Don't get me wrong - it's important to get into some shape other than spherical - but I feel like I'm considered strange for getting my excercise outside by walking 9 km each day to and from work.
I can sort-of see why it happens more in so in Adelaide than it did in Sydney: there's fuck-all to do in Adelaide other than play sport or drink wine.
I feel bad for our oldest. She likes science, art and maths and while she's not bad at sport, she's bored witless as it's all the schools do here. However, she's taller than nearly everyone in her year, so she's expected to be somehow magically gifted at any sport going.
The only place worse I've seen was working on a kids' sport camp in the US. Making seven year olds play hockey and football in 40+ degree heat for twelve hours a day is a bit much.
(, Thu 19 Apr 2012, 16:06, 4 replies)
Walking outside is much healthier than doing it in some controlled enviroment such as a gym.
Well done Sir.
(, Thu 19 Apr 2012, 16:21, closed)
Not with the lethal pedestrian crossings here...
Three seconds to cross five lanes of traffic before they let turning cars loose on you.
(, Thu 19 Apr 2012, 16:31, closed)

It's like something out of Mad Max!
(, Thu 19 Apr 2012, 18:02, closed)

ah yes. that great aussie social mentality - sport matters, any sport so long as it's a sport to follow or parcipitate in. The joke for us kiwis is whenever we beat the aussies it is somehow ignored in their media.
(, Sat 21 Apr 2012, 21:02, closed)

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