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Train Hard - Stay Humble

...But i'm getting there.
I have been coming to jams and training sessions for 6 weeks now, and am truly enjoying it. I feel stress free when I am with the BApk crew. This may be a tiny insignificant revelation for the others I have met, but for me it's a huge step. I have Asperger's syndrome, which tends to make me socially inept, mind numbingly awkward, and a bit of an introvert. BAPK is a big milestone for me because it is the first time I have willingly joined a social group and not run screaming for the car fearing that everyone is judging me or being weirded out by me. I am happy to report that I very much enjoy coming to these events, I love the sport itself, and I love the people. Everyone is so friendly, helpful, patient and very cool. Alright enough sappy stuff~ The training!

I really like how demanding this sport is, I enjoy pushing myself, and I don't even mind the little bumps and scrapes.
So I finally got the kong about 50% which for me is huge! (yes Chris I know I have to put both feet down...at the same time!) I would like for my arms to be stronger, but I guess that comes with training and work.

Anyway, thanks to everyone for your continued support and wonderful community.

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Comment by SafeNSure on December 2, 2008 at 12:44am
"Not the most graceful..." says WHO?!?
Comment by Chris on December 1, 2008 at 9:34pm
You may have noticed we are somewhat of an eclectic group ;) You fit right in!
Comment by orem on December 1, 2008 at 11:40am
Very glad to read all that :) I seriously hope you keep training for a long, long time, you're doing great. Ah, and arm strength will come in time. Just keep conditioning your upper body and be patient ;)
Comment by Philosofist on December 1, 2008 at 10:07am
That's something great to ehar and good to relate to. I'm feel free and stress seems to just disintegrate when it comes to parkour.
Comment by Bio on December 1, 2008 at 12:36am
That's awesome! We're glad to have you. :)
Comment by Pyromatic on November 30, 2008 at 11:23pm
congrats!
Comment by Kirill on November 30, 2008 at 10:12pm
I never knew, and would not have known! Great post.... Congrats on the improvement :) !!!
Comment by monk on November 30, 2008 at 9:42pm
dude, would never have known!... you do a great job out there!
Comment by hillexallen on November 30, 2008 at 9:41pm
Great job!
Comment by Fyrel on November 30, 2008 at 9:23pm
Well, congratulations on your social revelation! Keep working on that kong!

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