Originally Posted by Katherine Derbyshire
Do you mean to tell me that one of the great cities of the world has no neighborhood recreational sports leagues? No informal skateboarding/rollerblading/parkour groups? No pickup games in the park on weekends?
No, I'm not, but what I do mean to tell you is that at the moment I'm just interested in general fitness across all aspects, and to be honest don't really feel like taking up a new sport, although I am gonna do boxing in October once I get to university. Also I think it's quite an interesting theoretical exercise to consider how these skills might be developed in a broadly applicable manner. Been doing some throwing and catching drills in my warm-ups (e.g. throwing two tennis balls at a wall and then catching one in each hand, throwing one and then spinning before I catch it etc) because I think throwing and catching are some of the most universally applicable skills - more so than hand-balancing for example (I am doing a little bit of handstand work, but that's just because it looks damn cool).