Throwback Thursday #29 – Sports and Extracurricular Activities

Throwback Thursday – School Sports & Activities 

This week Maggie asks us some questions about our school days concerning things we did as sports and extra curricular activities. Thanks, Maggie! 🙂


  1. Did you belong to any clubs? When I was little I was a Brownie and then a Girl Scout. I played field hockey for a couple years in college. I remember I did make-up for the drama production of Man of La Mancha in high school. That is all I really remember. It is one thing I wish I had done more of.
  2. Did you stay after school for activities? If so, how did you get home? I remember staying for different things. When I was too young to get a ride from a friend my mom usually came to get me. Once in a while I remember getting rides home from other parents but mostly I remember my mom picking me up.
  3. We’re you involved in sports? If so, which ones? Were you good at them, mediocre, or at least trying? I was awful at sports. I played field hockey for two or three years. I stopped when I was the only senior that didn’t make varsity, when there were freshman who did. I ran track a couple of seasons. I was not good at that either. I’m not fast. I was typically able to do distance but never did the cross-country track because they did such long runs, it made me too scared to try. I loved dancing. I took Jazz and Ballet. I don’t know why I ever stopped. That is a big regret I have.
  4. What was your favorite school related sports or physical activity? I always wanted to try cheerleading but wasn’t very good at cartwheels…obviously that is what I thought would be the decider. In high school I started taking aerobics at this one new place. That I loved and used to go almost every day. I think I stopped going because the classes started getting really popular and busy and it wasn’t as fun being packed in.
  5. Did you hold any leadership roles in school? I don’t think I ever did. Looking back I don’t think I had the confidence to do that.
  6. Did you play football, basketball, or some other sport or were you a cheerleader? I tried them all, well many of them. I tried basketball, track (long jump, high jump, 500m), soccer, and field hockey. I wasn’t good at any. I was too timid and slow.
  7. Did you travel after school, on weekends, or in the summer for any activities?  Where did you go? I didn’t do that much during the school year but for about four or five years I went to summer camp up in Maine. I remember loving it and making some really good friends. I remember learning to swim, learning to sail, canoeing, hiking, tons of things…I remember sleeping in the cabins, trying to decide if the upper or lower bunk would be best.
  8. Did you receive letters, awards, or certificates for your involvement? Any of the awards or anything I got were related to academics.
  9. Did you belong to any organizations that were not associated or sponsored by your school? Dance, jazz and ballet.
  10. Were you on any school committees such as yearbook, prom committee, etc.? I don’t really remember. I remember doing some stuff and I can sort of remember being part of some club but I honestly can’t recall!

7 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday #29 – Sports and Extracurricular Activities

  1. You had some broad experiences. I think that is so good for an adolescent. I envy anyone who had the chance to take dance classes. Nothing like that ever existed in our environment. I lived in Maine for years and I know how popular it is for summer camps. My daughter was a camp counselor every year she was in college. The is for participating in the challenge.

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    1. I have but some of them wouldn’t really be feasible. Dance for instance…I would love to try ballet again but I have had a hip replacement and need my knee done so my legs are not really ready for something like that. I have explored more art forms which is something. I think my biggest regret is not trying more.

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  2. Thanks for joining in Christine. I think if you played for two or three years you still had to be pretty good. But I get being a senior and not making varsity as an end point. I envy your ability to do dance, tap, and ballet. I have two left feet. My spouse and I signed up for some dancing classes before we got married. We were so bad, that after a few classes we were asked stop coming.

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