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|Thursday, August 9th, 2007|
|Thursday, August 3rd, 2006|
|Thursday, June 29th, 2006|
Well, just came across the site today from my friend, BucktownTiger. Anyways, I'm an ameture cyclist and mountainbiker. I may not have the best gear or be very good at it but I still keep up. I will be riding in oklahoma Tour De Dirt this coming spring but now will not be albe to compete this fall due to an injury. Curently I'm recovering from two fractured wrist sustained while mountainbiking though.
|Saturday, June 17th, 2006|
Team Record: 4 wins, 6 losses
Hitting: 7-30, 2 2B, 9 R, 1 RBI, 6 SO, 1 SB, .233 BA
Pitching: 1 win, 2 losses, 19 IP, 27 H, 19 K, 12 BB, 6.16 ERA
Not bad, but could be better.
|Monday, June 12th, 2006|
Shaved five strokes of my score from last week:
6 7 8 8 13 9 7 11 9 = 78
|Tuesday, June 6th, 2006|
First of all, an introduction!
I'm Kiran Lightpaw. I live in Huntsville, Alabama where I work as a software engineer. I also, along with crazylobo
, hosted a panel at RCFM about Furries and Sports. bucktowntiger
pointed out this LJ there, so I'm happy to join in.
So ... what to say? I grew up a huge fan of college football. I played football in high school until I tore my knee up. I kind of got pretty big there for a little while, then decided to cut my weight and start being active again.
I'm playing golf through one of the local leagues here in Huntsville. I find golf is good for me for a number of reasons: 1) it's not too hard on my knee, 2) it's relaxing, and 3) it's great for socializing with friends while playing.
Figured I would post my scores from the back nine at Redstone Hillside yesterday: 10 7 8 12 11 7 7 11 10. Yeah, an 83 on a par 36 course with an 18 handicap is still not good, but for my fourth time out on the course, I've improved close to 40 strokes.
Regardless, good to be here!
|Tuesday, May 16th, 2006|
A quick update on my progress since my ankle surgery back in January:
I've lost an awful
lot of weight. I'm now 79kg, down from my usual fighting weight of about 94kg. The weight loss has been deliberate: I was/am very keen to make sure I didn't put on fat during four months of zero exercise. I've lost the weight easily through calorie counting, aided no end by vegetarianism and no sweet tooth. And oats. Lots of oats.
I've lost a little bit of fat but an awful lot of muscle. My arms are skin-and-bone and my hips - the butt being the source of the strength and balance of a fast bowler like myself - are an incredible 25cm (10") smaller.
My clothes, of course, no longer fit and I've had to run off and buy a new wardrobe. At least I don't have to spend hours trying to find jeans with a small waist but wide hips (me: "does my butt look big in this" others: "your butt is huge and looks big in anything"). Hopefully my new clothes will remain okay even as I get back into shape.
I've been back at the gym for a couple of weeks and have been given the all clear today to start some jogging. My strength has improved at an unbelievable rate, which is important seeing as my partner weighs some 70kgs. (Tee hee.) I expect that my weight will settle in the low 80s and I'll have to adjust being a bit weaker, but hopefully with reduced stress on my back, knees and ankles.
Pre-season begins in early July. I'm very keen to back sprinting by then so I can take full part. At 31, I'm perceived to be near the end of my shelf-life (a perception not shared by my surgeon, my physio and myself), so it's important that I hit the ground running and consolidate my position as our club's top bowler by the time the season gets underway in October.
If all goes well I might yet consider another tour of England.
|Friday, April 28th, 2006|
Bumping or shoving an umpire (Pete Rose) is one thing. Spitting in his face (Roberto Alomar) is another thing.
is just plain dumb.
If Delmon Young gets the rest of the season for a suspension, I wouldn't be surprised.
|Sunday, March 19th, 2006|
A good friend of mine is making his test cricket debut for England. He is doing very well
I can't tell you how happy this makes me. Fingers crossed he turns his unbeaten 50 into 100.
|Wednesday, March 15th, 2006|
I almost forgot!
The Commonwealth games begin in Melbourne with the opening ceremony starting in precisely 40 minutes! This is the time where I wish I had a) a TV I could easily access and b) some motivation to boost me along so I could have time to watch the TV.
Unfortunately Aussies are already feeling a bit flat about the whole deal, which points to just how much expectation was weighing down on Ian Thorpe's shoulders. He was probably expected to win a ton of events AND break records, none of which will come to fruition now because he has pulmonary bronchitis and had to pull out. And then there was this little tiff involving the sprinter Jana Pittmann or something...I wasn't sure of the details. To be honest I wasn't all that interested to begin with. I am too busy watching hilarity like this:http://www.mojoflix.com/Video/Evgeni-Plushenko-Sex-Bomb.html
That's right, skating olympic and world champion Plushenko bringing Tom Jones to the ice. Believe me, it's something you should see. Really. And download. Only 8 mb...
|Monday, March 13th, 2006|
So, who do you think will make the Final Four in NCAA basketball
? (mens; women's brackets haven't been posted)
Personally, I think it kinda sucks that Arkansas is in the same bracket with Memphis (men's); I can't root for both of those teams obviously. This hurts.
So, I guess I will root for Arkansas, LSU, UConn, and (here's a long shot) Pacific. An alma mater, two tigers, and a Siberian husky. hehe
As far as who I really think will make it: Memphis, North Carolina, Duke, and Florida.
So, weigh in here...
|Sunday, March 12th, 2006|
Horse On The Radio
I'm commentating the local one-day cricket final this afternoon, starting at about 2:30pm local time (7am GMT). Should be fun - anyone interested can listen to the internet feed
. I have been challenged to use the word "horse" 10 times by the local furries.
There are four of us doing the game in shifts, due to finish at 9:15pm. My name is Matt, so you know it's me... although I'm quite sure my sexy, sultry, horse-like voice is just as you imagined. Ha.
|Wednesday, March 8th, 2006|
I recently got to meet jm_horse
online, and as a result, I saw this community. As an athlete of sorts, I was most certainly interested in this community and similar (such as the Health and Fitness fur community) but due to time and social constraints was quite unable to indulge in the compulsion to join until just recently.
Being really quite busy with coursework, I don't have much time for organised sport, but I am anything but sedentary and pedestrian. I do play tennis, basketball, go tenpin bowling, bouldering and rock-climbing, as often as I can, but this is sadly not often enough. Since I seem to have some kind of hyperactivity disorder (figuratively speaking, I think), I tend to do things that I can do on the fly, with no equipment except the environment.
Thus you may have figured I have an interest in a more recent sporting development by the various names of le parkour, or free running, or urban freestyling. A brief explanation if you so require- one uses their environment not so much as a boundary, but as a tool to facilitate the flow of movement. It's a highly intensive, whimsical and potentially dangerous sport at its best- googling it should bring up plenty of results.
This is tied in with my interest in martial-arts and gymnastics. Often the combination of this is referred to as tricking, or extreme martial ars. I'm still a relative novice at it, since I have little opportunity to train time and location wise, but this year, I hope to move things along a fair bit faster by drumming some local interest in the sport, as opposed to a mild amusement. I hope to become relatively proficient at this by the end of my undergraduate degree (end of 2010).
A couple of references to the activity itself and my motivations:http://dongstyle-ltd.livejournal.com/86563.htmlhttp://dongstyle-ltd.livejournal.com/87174.htmlYou'll notice that the references are to a different journal to the one I'm posting from- I have my reasons for doing this, rather nebulous ones at that, but for now, I'll be using this journal to make the posts here.
A great place to look for some of my aspirations would be on places like http://www.bilang.com
That's all from me for now! I hope to keep in touch ;)
|Tuesday, March 7th, 2006|
Back in 1991, I was a really big Braves fan. I started following baseball in 1990, back when the Braves were still horrible, because back then, the Braves were the only game on television in the South. (WTBS aired their games back then, too.) When the 1991 season came around, and the Braves went from worst to first, I was excited. It just so happened that the Minnesota Twins also went from worst to first that year, and they met in the World Series. I was really really excited when the Braves swept Games 3, 4, and 5, and I just knew they would end it two nights later in the Metrodome. Then, Ron Gant hit a ball to deep center field, and something like this happened:
And then, later on in the game, this happened:
And Kirby Puckett was, for that night, the most despised player in all of baseball to me. I did later became a fan of the South Side Chicago native...Hall of Famer Kirby Puckett Dies
|Monday, February 27th, 2006|
Just a quick plug
For the past 7 years our local furry group has held a summer softball season in the Chicagoland area. We've had a lot of great fun playing and consumed a lot of great food at our post-game awards picnics. We've even organized trips to watch the professionals (Go Cubbies! Go White Sox!) play, and this year hopes to have more of the same. If you're interested in boxscores from our games, browsing pictures taken at the events, or even jumping in on any of our discussions, feel free to visit the laffsoftball
My name's Stevie Maxwell, cartoon panda, and I approve of this message.
|Sunday, February 12th, 2006|
I take my sport, cricket in my case, pretty seriously. I've played at a fairly high level in Australia and England over the past 10 years or so.
My cricket has taken me some really cool places and it's one of those things that people react positively to... in the same sort of way that people might like to befriend a friend of a celebrity. This means that, despite my eccentricities (mostly furry-related), I fit into regular society just fine. It's for this reason that I tend not to talk about my cricket in furry circles - one of the many very cool things about the furry community is that people are judged for who they are, regardless of job, money, age etc.
This community is a very cool way of bringing the two things together. My sport is important to me and I see the fitness, strength and competitiveness as a part of my identity as a horse.
Right now I'm on crutches after suffering a serious ankle injury during the English season. I had surgery a couple of weeks ago but I'm hopeful to be back in time for the next Australian season, which starts in October. At 31, my life as a fast bowler is nearing its end, but I'm in good shape (ankle notwithstanding) and will hopefully be playing for some years to come.
Oh, and here's a clip of me bowling
, for all those cricket-newbies out there.
|Friday, February 10th, 2006|
Welcome to the Furry Sport Community! Glad you made it in one piece. :p
My name is BucktownTiger, and I started playing baseball at an early age. I tried football for a year and was not cut out for it at all. Tried basketball as well, mainly in an effort to be "cool," and I quickly found that it detracted from time I had to spend on the sport I loved. So, I played baseball exclusively, as a pitcher and shortstop/third baseman, through high school and eventually became decent (earning All-Conference honors twice and All-State Tournament honors). I tried out for my college team but didn't make it... and after that, I quit working out and caring about sports and staying fit and stuff... until recently. Now, after taking up the sport again, I pitch in a local league for 18+ and am learning to hit left-handed as well. I also play kickball on free weekends, and I like to bowl and shoot hoops occasionally, as well as working out a lot via weightlifting and aerobics. It's all a lot of fun, and I have felt my physical fitness and self-esteem increase a lot after getting involved in sports again. :D
So, feel welcome to tell us a little about yourself, what sports you enjoy to play/watch, and other stuff too. If you play, feel free to let us know how you are doing! Hope you enjoy your stay, and thanks for joining or stopping by. ^_^