I have some friends who seem to think it is fun and a good way to spend their time when they are being pushed to the extreme by doing strenuous military style activities. One friend is a petite girl who is so lovely and gentle, however she spends a night a week in a field doing more push ups than I could only ever dream of, being screamed at by authoritarian figures and doing obstacle courses. Now I get that this sort of thing is good exercise however so is Pilates and going for a long walk in the country, both of which I will promise you are more enjoyable than working out until you cry and until your legs cave from under you. Insanity!
Have you ever heard of extreme ironing? There is a group of people who actually see ironing in extreme situations as a “sport” and therefore take an iron, ironing board and a pile of laundry into strange situations and see if they can actually iron whilst riding bikes, climbing up mountains, kayaking, playing rugby and doing other strange and wonderful things. Now correct me if i’m wrong, but surely the whole point of ironing is to get your clothes perfectly un-creased and keep them in a perfectly clean state for wearing. I doubt any of these extreme situations would do anything for the creases or help out with the workload in the house!
When considering activities to do to keep fit, my first thoughts go to playing sports or running and then to riding a bike. Bike rides are great for keeping fit and also seeing the countryside if you go off road. Many a walking trail can also be done on a bike and there are loads of cycle trails up and down the country where you can enjoy a fun day out. Make a day of a bike ride with your family and friends and pack a picnic, go to a scenic point of interest and enjoy the freedom being on a bike gives you!
I’m just thinking about activities I can do with my family when we’re all cooped up in the house on Christmas evening. It’s never a good time when you’ve got long lost relatives sitting in the corner of the room and you’re trying to make small talk so why not get some activities on the go? Try Christmas favourites including games such as charades, trivial pursuit, monopoly, hungry hippos, frustration, twister, operation, cluedo or mousetrap. Or if you want to step into this century have a go on wii games or the new x box connect which has no controls but a camera motion sensor.
On a Sunday afternoon there’s nothing better than a long walk in the country which ends with a massive Sunday pub lunch! A carvery dinner or a massive ploughman’s lunch are my favourites. My family and I often take the dog on a walk in the Derbyshire dales and navigate our way along the outdoor trails, go throw rocks into pools of water, climb trees, have picnics (although I must admit that is more of a summer activity!!) and go and see historical sites and natural points of interest such as the Goyt Valley or the seven sisters. Outdoor walking is definitely a good way to spend your leisure time.
Why, why, why, why, why would anyone want to go?
It seems that the main aim of the whole game is to shoot your friends?? am I the only person who thinks that this is a little weird??
I would much rather go shopping, I really like to go shopping for shoes or dresses. Dresses are a particular favourite of mine to buy. I also like to buy tops. I recently bought a lovely dress from H&M’s I love H&M’s it is so cheap but really good value, you can literally walk out with bags of clothes, shoes and accessories for very little money. Try shopping!!
Why are paint-balls different colours?
Surely they should all be red after all blood is red and you are pretending to shoot each other. Red is a more appropriate colour if the game is playing pretending to kill each other. Perhaps they are colour’s like red, pink, yellow and green and such like to pretend that it is acceptable to go around pretending to kill each other or does the fact that they are different colour’s make more of a child’s game of cops and robbers or soldiers out of it, therefore making it more acceptable to play.
Is swimming with sharks an extreme sport?
I would say it is, I wouldn’t ever go swimming with sharks for the following reasons
1. I don’t want to get eaten alive.
2. I am quite scared of the sea (mainly because I don’t want to get eaten alive by a shark).
3. Sharks aren’t the only sea creatures that want to eat you.
4. It’s quite cold.
5. Without a doubt water will go in your ears.
6. Whales are massive and will undoubtedly try to eat you.
7. There may be jelly fish around and they will sting you and eventually you will die from that very sting.
For these reasons I will never swim with sharks or any of the other above sea creature/people eaters.
Paint-balling rocks my world! I can not wait till the next time someone asks me to join them on a paint-balling expedition, you know I’ll be there in my gear ready and waiting to shoot some paint-balls at someone, I like to hide in the bushes and ambush people.
I would never shoot someone in the face though, have you seen what happened to PJ out of Byker Grove he was actually blinded and he was only about 10 at the time, although I don’t think he had a mask on which was a little silly thing to do. I always wear a mask.
My other half went on a stag party weekend recently and the main event of the weekend was p.a.i.n.t.b.a.l.l.i.n.g,
He all his friends and the stag all really enjoyed themselves, although they all thought it was quite expensive as they also ran out of paint balls and had to purchase more paint balls, paint balls are also very expensive. Personally I wouldn’t go paint balling as I don’t really like to get hurt and I think people would gun for me as I scream really loudly when I’m hurt. I might go if someone pays for me and I can wear lots of padding and got extra balls.