Sunday, November 16, 2008

My It's Been A Long Time

I just went outside on this awesome November afternoon and started practicing my rolling. I couldn't have been out there for more than like five to ten minutes just kinda running around, jumping, and rolling. Wow, I am more out of shape than I had anticipated. There is something to be said about training like a kid. They just run and run and run and run and that is something we can all embrace.

I just came in for some water and a breather, and now it's back out to rolling around in the grass.

*Update - I just walked down to the playground area in the neighborhood I live in. It was fun to just run and jump on the equipment, do some chinups and swing across the bars. I also had an opportunity to jump over a few things and to jump from a height greater than six inches.

I learned a couple of things while I was doing this. One, if you land wrong it is very jarring and kind of hurts a little bit. Two you should always land on two feet unless you are going to roll, and even then, you might still want to land on two feet to help absorb the shock of landing. Finally, doing unconventional things to workout, such as playing at the playground, really helps to motivate you to keep going.

I hope tomorrow I will be able to find more things to jump over and practice on. I haven't been trying to do anything "parkourish" except for my rolling, but I think to just get out there and jump around and get my body used to impacts and things is going to help out a lot. Oh yeah, also toughening up my hands is going to help a lot cause apparently I have little girl hands that hurt after swinging on the monkey bars.

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