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2012-366 Day 6 – Ultimate Frisbee

So did you know that I get to play Ultimate Frisbee twice a week at work? Well, currently when I’m not teaching.

Quick Ultimate Frisbee refresher, it’s a combination of soccer and football with a Frisbee. Two teams alternate possession of the Frisbee, each trying to score a goal in their end zone. The trick is that the Frisbee can’t touch the ground, and when you catch the Frisbee you can take no more than three steps with it. The defenders can try to block the initial throw from whoever has the Frisbee (but must stay an arm plus the Frisbee’s length away) or block the receiver (but cannot touch them or else a foul is called and the play is reset).

Upon transferring over to Admissions and Records a few years ago, I was introduced to the Staff (and any Students that were around) Frisbee game that took place at lunch a couple times a week. Since then, I’ve tried to play as much as possible (although when I teach at CSUN I have to cut my lunch breaks back, so I can’t always play during the semester). It’s a great time with a bunch of usual suspects (including a small contingent from Admissions and Records and Jess) that usually nets us at least a three on three game and up to seven on seven on occasion. It’s a great amount of exercise and I occasionally get to show off a bit, which is also a lot of fun.

In all, it’s a great way to spend a lunch break and, despite occasional flare ups, is played in the true spirit of fun and competition. At least until we have playoffs. . . (we will never have playoffs).

Weight: 240 (I don’t exactly trust the gym’s scale, but we’ll use it for a base) Max: 240 Min: 240
Yearly Mileage: 4 miles
Current Belt: White – Next Belt: Purple – Next Test Date: 1/7/12
Fitocracy Level: 5 (2144 points, 544/1000 to next level) – ID: disciplev1

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