yakalskovich: (We are being dramatic)
My new sports jacket is very brightly orange.

Also, I walked 5K in 1:05 h -- personal best. Must be the very, very familiar route to the old castle by the river Rhine that I often walk with my mum. She kept the time, and I just walked.-
yakalskovich: (The Princess' typist in RW)
I walked my third 5K today; pictures might follow on Monday, if they caught me on any. The more you do something, the less spectacular it gets. My feet hurt a little, and I had a long hot bath, but otherwise, no big thing, really.

Now I have Kingfisher beer and currywurst and Tony Stark looking terribly worried on my telly -- I watched the next bit of 'Avengers', but then ALL THE THREADS came alive at once, so I decided to rather thread. Tony isn't going anywhere.-
yakalskovich: (Default)
I went to an 'orange shirt event' (as [personal profile] wedic called it, who saw the tail end of the 10k which was later than our 5k run/walk and the semi-marathon) and duly arrived as intended. My feet are hurting a bit now, but otherwise, I'm quite content with myself.-

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We walkers started ten minutes after the runners. I was still very slow, but you know what? I don't mind. I'm just glad I did it.-
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Here you see me at the finish line of the 5k walk I did today. You have to believe, for now, that it's meant to be me. The resolution of the Nazgul's cameraphone is a bit, erm, tiny.

But in this picture of the warm-up before that, you definitely recognise me. And when I arrived, the announcer said my name and said I'd come especially from Munich to take part, so I guess it really was me who did that most atypical thing.

I really meant it as one for the bucket list, and as yet another proof that fatness doesn't preclude fitness. But we're already making tentative noises about doing it again. There's another event offering 5k (walking for me, running for the Nazgul) right here in Munich at the end of June...


Jul. 10th, 2010 08:57 pm
yakalskovich: (Sixties me)
From the department for sporting behaviour:
People are putting on their game faces and were scurrying through the streets in moderate football rags and with drinks, in order to go see their team fail in failure the game for third place. There is sound of party and chatting and distant TV football in our courtyards. But no vuvuzelas.-

From the department for free entertainment:
I, however, am watching 'Colour of Magic'.  Jeremy Irons is hamming it horribly as Vetinari (apart from the part where the Patrician in the first few books isn't yet Vetinari, just as the Archchancellor isn't Ridcully). It's terribly over the top, and Twoflower not being Chinese is something I do count as racefail. Also, having the Librarian in human-shape already be short, squat, and reddish-haired is silly. But it's for free on the telly, hence costs me no money nor computer time. And it's not football.

From the department for feline exercise:
My cats are a bit livelier now it's no longer quite as hot. Mephi just jumped five feet high, in order to catch an insect. He caught it, too. My little black cat is quite sportsy.
yakalskovich: (Medieval)
Jousting as a serious competition -- thanks to [livejournal.com profile] carolinw for the link!

Kaltenberg, I must admit, is all show. We nevertheless plan to go again, on July 24th.
yakalskovich: (Mummy smurf)
"This bloody octopus is ruining my life's work!"

David Spiegelhalter, statistician from Cambridge, about Paul the Psychic Octopus of Oberhausen*

*Link is in German; original Times article is behind a f*cking paywall. Thanks to the Nazgul for the quote and the link.


Jul. 7th, 2010 10:27 pm
yakalskovich: (Oy! I win at silly!)
Vuvuzela terror finally finished! Begone foul elephant farts!
yakalskovich: (Everybody in Milliways)
... as in the book in the foreground of this 'sit and drink' picture:

... or played by little kids on the street (barely visible in the background).

And because of the thankfully vuvuzela-free Ankh-Morpork football, I wore my old Ankh-Morpork jersey today.

Due to all that, my oldest RP headvoice ever woke up again. She opened her coffin lid, smiled at me sweetly, and said 'Oh, Maru, my dear, I had such a wonderful nap. You found me a new place to conquer and dominate have tea at? Thank you, my dear, let's go!' So, if all goes well, Milliways will soon have a [livejournal.com profile] margolotta.
yakalskovich: (Bad joke)
[livejournal.com profile] alas_a_llama? You were right. Totally right:

((found here))
yakalskovich: (Oy! I win at silly!)
Rollerderby is getting popular in Berlin; it's getting here!

I'll go watch a bout as soon as we get one in Munich...

(Video is in German, but pictures are pictures...)


Feb. 20th, 2010 06:09 pm
yakalskovich: (Coffee)
**eyes flist with posts about 'ice dancing is not a sport' and 'skeleton and luge were invented by drunk guys thinking it a good idea at the time'**

Could it be possible that even the silliest ice-and-snow activity can become an Olympic discipline because the time-and-place for them is severely limited, thanks to the overall geography and meteorology of planet Earth?

As to say, there isn't that much of a choice of things to do in ice and snow, so in order to fill the Winter Olympics calendar up nicely, even moronic stuff like curling is included. Or biathlon, which is basically cross-country skiing with added random breaks for shooting some sort of air gun. WTF, people??

Of sports and competitive activities you can do in summer, though, there are lots and lots and lots and lots. So not even kendo, which is a mass sport even offfered in schools in Japan and Korea, and has niche popularity in many, many, many other countries, has a chance of becoming Olympic.

Now, if they just wore shoes! Then they could apply for the Winter Olympics, and hit each other in the snow. The rest of their traditional gear should be warm enough. But not barefoot. Eurgh!
yakalskovich: (Urquhart is looking at you strangely thr)
Just now, in GTalk:

Me: Yadda yadda yadda horrible slavery! I was here at 20 to 10 today! There's not enough coffee in the world!

Nazgul: And I was going to ask you how about going swimming on Friday.

Me: **thinks about ahhhhhh warm water, drifting about while looking at marine monsters on the ceiling** Not a bad idea! But not all that late.

Nazgul: deadpanDo you have to take Urquhart for walkies afterwards?

Me: **almost snarfs what coffee there is onto screen** ROFL!!!! Erm, yes, I'd quite like to be home in the evening for RPing.

Actually, it's not so much Urq on Friday, rather the last day of fashion shoots in Morningstar Manor for which I play the photographer (my main charrie there) and the designer (an NPC), but anyway, yes, I want the RL excursion done before RP gets hopping and people want me there. And while it's generally nice that RL people take that into account, I find it hilarious how the Nazgul put it in words.-


Sep. 22nd, 2009 09:54 am
yakalskovich: (Millitime)
Milliways is so very educational! Thanks to it, I now know that:

- this is not a correct ball, and the pitcher is at fault. Which will not really make recovery from that broken nose any more pleasant.

This, on the other hand, was thrown correctly. However, this bloke will have to rely on his bat more and on other things less.

(from Up Next In Sports, another one of those LOL-anything sites)
yakalskovich: (Teja)
What does a baseball player at bat do with the actual bat when he's hit the ball and starts running? [livejournal.com profile] nazgulwears said 'drop it', but I can't quite imagine it. Where would he leave it? How does he recover it? Is it his own bat, or does everybody bat with the same bat?

There's a virtual baseball game in Milliways that'll start pre-threading this weekend; so far I have read up on the rules etc., but that one part still makes me wonder.

Also, can somebody recommend me a YouTube link to, let's say, ten minutes of a baseball game that's really typical and has some interesting if standard things happening in it? There is lots of baseball on YouTube, but I can't really tell what would be educational to watch.

Thanks in advance!

ETA: Which of these four icons should I use as baseball icons for Teja, in the game, and for context? I just made them myself from Corbis stock; but if there's a more iconic icon, or somebody running with a bat (see thread with [livejournal.com profile] i_open_doors within), I'd use that just as readily.-


Aug. 29th, 2009 09:17 pm
yakalskovich: (Baby hedgehog)
Within half an hour, I had both [livejournal.com profile] nazgulwears  and [livejournal.com profile] carolinw  ask about their sports (kendo, and dressage riding, respectively) which they can't get on TV, and hardly get news about online.

Why is there ALWAYS sports on the telly, but never the one you want to see? People, it's not all soccer, tennis, baseball, and Formula 1. Perhaps we should found a streaming site/web TV station for niche sports nobody else wants to broadcast?


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