Thursday. Gym day. Thor's day.
HA, this was one of the best gyms ever. I arrived a bit late around 10, and it was Brian, Cliff, Andrew and I. It started slow, but when I went to do kong to cats Cliff took me away and instead helped with a bunch of different conditioning exercises for my jump. After all, Parkour is about training movement itself, not moves. As he explained, the strengthening of the basic abilities of jump, climb, run, etc would naturally improve vaults, grabs, precisions, etc. Training the core elements of what moves are made of is more important than the move itself.. because this allows creativity and inventiveness to remain an active part of parkour.
Brian joined in the conditioning (Andrew was tricking), and it was better than Tuesday. I may have felt it more because we used a lot more cardio, but the sets Cliff gave us were more relentless than King and Taylor's. It's great. I know I'm waaaaay stronger than I've ever been in my life, and I want to keep going. I've still loads to do.... don't think I ever want a six-pack though :P I'd like my core to be powerful, but still squishy on top :D
Oh man, also, Cliff and Brian gave me a great round of fetch. Well it was more Cliff than Brian, Brian I was playing volleyball with, but still, there was this rubber ball in the gym and Cliff would chuck it to some corner of the gym and I'd bound over mats and blocks and around rails to chase it and scoop it up (hopefully before it stopped). I LOVE a good chase, probably my biggest motivator of all to move. Even when I didn't exercise I'd still go after birds and rabbits and stuff. In fact I remember the first time Chris and I did a real run at GWHS, I was having a blast because to me it was all trying to catch him (alas he had way too much stamina :P Still awesome). Man I bet Greg would be up for something like that this weekend, hell yes. Ah I ran till I was dead, and still wanted to go some more...
We headed out to Canter's 'round 12:30 for milkshakes and food, and stayed in their parking lot until ten to four. We were mostly out so late cause Andrew was telling some crazy long non-sequitur stories (well they kinda had some overall connection, but mostly he just gripped you with the enthusiasm of each sentence. Konrad, you've got yourself a challenger, or an insane partner). Man, good session.
Oh yeah, happy fourth :)