DARTS: SPORTS FOR THE OVER 50+ CROWD

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DARTS: Sports for the over 50+ Crowd



The 2016 A-Z Blogging Challenge



My challenge for this year… I am planning to complete the A-Z Challenge this year by sharing an activity in which I still enjoy competing.



 

The Sport: DARTS (This can be an inside or an outside sport.)

The Season: An All- Season Sport

The Rules: Click Here

The Thrill: Need you ask… BULL’s EYE! There is an additional skill thrill- I love to play Follow the Leader with the darts. The leader calls a number and hits… The next in line has to hit the same number. To make it more interesting, we always play for something… usually Peanut M&Ms.

Full Disclosure: When playing this game in the yard… be sure to have an adequate way of keeping track of ‘lost’ darts. They are awfully hard to find in the grasses!!! (From experience!)



Written for the April (2016) Challenge: Blogging A to Z. Sports for the 50+ Crowd.

CROQUET: SPORTS FOR THE OVER 50+ CROWD

 

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CROQUET: Sports for the over 50+ Crowd



 The 2016 A-Z Blogging Challenge



My challenge for this year… I am planning to complete the A-Z Challenge this year by sharing an activity in which I still enjoy competing.



 

The Sport: CROQUET (This is an outside sport.)

The Season: Spring/ Summer/ Fall

The Rules: Click Here

The Thrill: Thrill One- I love to play the version of CROQUET that is called Black Snake. Once the competitor completes the course, he can then go kill all the other competitors. (You might be catching a theme in my competitiveness. This is true. But once the sport is over, I am OK with going out for a meal with my former enemy!) Thrill Two- If you are able to hit another competitor’s ball, you can get two additional shots.

Full Disclosure: The ‘breaking’ of lawn ornaments and losing croquet balls inside of holes under patios can be a problem. You might want to make certain areas ‘out-of-bounds’ for play so that your lawn and the game will run more smoothly.



Written for the April (2016) Challenge: Blogging A to Z. Sports for the 50+ Crowd.

BADMINTON: SPORTS FOR THE 50+ CROWD

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BADMINTON: Sports for the over 50+ Crowd



The 2016 A-Z Blogging Challenge



My challenge for this year… I am planning to complete the A-Z Challenge this year by sharing an activity in which I still enjoy competing.





The Sport: BADMINTON (This is an outside sport.)

The Season: Spring/ Summer/ Fall

The Rules: Click Here

The Thrill: Thrill One: The best thrill would have to be the over-the-head-slam right at the opposing player’s hands, thus crippling his swing so that it ineffective, (Spoiler to those who find competition wrong- this does NOT cripple the opponent…It only cripples his ability to swing at the birdie.) Thrill Two: A well placed return for a diving save or a corner shot.

Full Disclosure: Your knees will feel the wear and tear of this sport. It is not a contact sport with the opponent, but likely if you are a passionate player… you will come in contact with the ground. Note to Cleaners- Grass stains are inevitable!



Written for the April (2016) Challenge: Blogging A to Z. Sports for the 50+ Crowd.

 

AIR HOCKEY: Sports for the over 50+ Crowd

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AIR HOCKEY: Sports for the over 50+ Crowd



The 2016 A-Z Blogging Challenge



My challenge for this year… I am planning to complete the A-Z Challenge this year by sharing an activity in which I still enjoy competing.




 

The Sport: AIR HOCKEY (This is an inside sport.)

The Season: An All- Season Sport

The Rules: Click Here

The Thrill: Thrill One-Even though I am getting on up there in years… my arms are still a major plus in this sport. Having need of 37” sleeves for a dress shirts allows for much freedom on an air hockey court that is only seven feet in length. I can reach a ways! Plus, I have no fear for reprisals until I know that I can be beaten twice in a row. (I am a rather reckless player?) Thrill Two- the sound of the thunder as the paddle and puck collide.

Full Disclosure: Proprietors have had to remind our group (me) that air hockey is not a full contact sport?



 

Written for the April (2016) Challenge: Blogging A to Z. Sports for the 50+ Crowd.

 

Carrots, Celery, and Hummus, Oh My!

This is probably my very first True Confessions writing prompt. I have just returned from my local grocery and I have purchased more fresh produce than usual. (The deli clerk tried her very best to get me to buy hummus…even her youngest loves it!!!... but I am presently sticking with Ranch Dressings and Peanut Butter.

I am allowing the internet to assist me as my partner in crime for getting more fit for the summer… We’ll see how this all turns out?

Any wise  words of advice will be in great healthy snacksstill sounds like an oxymoron to me!- will be appreciated.



 

KEEPING CELERY FRESH





KEEPING BABY CARROTS FRESH




Written for Oh, No… It’s Spring and I Was a Couch Potato All Winter.