On Monday I went to UW to try to learn a little Parkour. Christian has been into it for a while and has been in many newspaper articles and TV news spots and is pretty good. I figured it would be fun to try.
I arrived at UW a little early due to some mercifully light traffic, and killed some time walking around with my camera. I put up some pictures I snapped starting here and continuing onto the next few pages. Something to note: the pictures of the girl on the bike at the end were all taken while she was sitting perfectly still, balancing on the bike, unmoving, for minutes at a time. It was very very cool.
Christian and his friend Tyson helped show me some of the basic stuff and we practiced a while. It was lots of fun, and I got a killer workout. Too killer, as it turns out. I’ve been sore and limping every since:) Too many times jumping down off a 3-4 foot wall and practicing landing softly I think. Anyhow, you should try it. Good exercise, fun, practical. Just don’t go too hard your first time:)