Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend and were able to spend time with friends and family. My weekend was a great mixture of walks, a BBQ, time relaxing and reading, and even going outside my comfort zone a bit by going to a Match.com Stir event on Friday night. While I’m glad I had the experience, it was clear to me that I’ll never attend another one of those events. The word I can use to describe it was awkward. People were standing around not talking to each other, and when I tried to start conversations several times with “starters” (being the teacher that I am), people responded with one-word answers. Yikes! Plus, the people there just weren’t those I’d be interested in hanging out with. I decided that I’d much rather take my chances going to a local restaurant or bar with girlfriends than attend another one of those painful events. Still, I’m glad I tried it, otherwise I’d never know. But let’s get one with today’s FMM.
Sarah over at Losing Weight and Having Fun is hosting FMM for the time being, and I’m excited to discover her blog and meet a bunch of new bloggers.
If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section at: Losing Weight and Having Fun so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!
FMM: Let’s Get Sporty
1. Are you following the World Cup? If so which team are cheering on?
No. I don’t watch soccer and haven’t caught any of it. If pressed, I’d say that I’m glad the Italian team won against England (sorry Sarah), and of course I’ll cheer for Team USA.
2. What is your favorite sport to watch either on TV or in person?
I love baseball and football. Baseball is definitely something I prefer to go and watch at the ballpark, but football is something I’ll watch any which way.
3. Which local team (regardless of sport) do you support?
I’ve been a huge fan of the SF Giants and SF 49ers since I was a young girl. More recently I’ve really gotten into going to the local San Jose Giants games, too, because so many of the players end up heading up to the SF Giants. Plus, the SJ Giants games are really inexpensive ($10 each), very family friendly, and you can often get free tickets from local stores.
4. What is your favorite sport to play?
I’ve never really played a sport, because growing up I wasn’t athletically inclined. Now I love fitness, but still haven’t tried my hand at a group sport. I’ve enjoyed playing badminton at family reunions, and I think volleyball is fun, too.
5. Were you ever in a sports team?
As I mentioned in #4, I’ve never played a sport. One time in 5th or 6th grade I tried out for the volleyball team, but didn’t make it, and I guess I felt so discouraged that I never tried again. Growing up I was much more into riding bikes than I was into group sports.
6. Have you ever traveled a long distance to see your team play?
I never have, but I would be willing to, especially to go to The Superbowl.
7. Do you have a favorite stadium/sports venue you have been to?
I absolutely love going to AT&T Park, where the SF Giants play. It’s a gorgeous stadium where there isn’t a bad seat in the house. I’m also really excited that the new Levi’s Stadium for the 49ers is going to be right in my backyard (about 20 minutes from home), in Santa Clara.
8. What is your favorite food you associate with sporting events?
The food at AT&T park is amazing, and like Sarah, I love the garlic fries.
9. Do you have a favorite sporting song?
Nothing comes to mind. I think it’s fun that they play Neil Diamond’s Sweet Caroline at Boston Red Sox games, but since that’s really not my team, I’m not sure if that applies.
10. Is there a sporting event you would like to go to in another country?
I’d love to go to the Olympics someday.
Now it’s your turn to answer the questions! And also be sure to go back to Sarah’s blog and leave a link to your FMM post in the comments! I really encourage you to comment on as many people’s posts as you can – I’ve met some fantastic people through FMM. You never know who you’ll meet today.