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Re: I feel embarrassed practicing in public...
« Reply #20 on: August 16, 2007, 02:01:46 PM »
And there you go. :)

It will get easier the more you do it, I promise.

You overcame an obstacle in your mind, which are the hardest kind.

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Re: I feel embarrassed practicing in public...
« Reply #21 on: August 16, 2007, 02:40:05 PM »
THanks guys!

And I also showd my mom that video (good idea Muse!) she started nodding and stuff when they where talking about how it shows disapline and issue solving. I think she is going to support me now...

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Re: I feel embarrassed practicing in public...
« Reply #22 on: August 16, 2007, 03:10:09 PM »
i still have the same problem. im very self conscious. it's really hard when you're a month from 17 and you've only been training since augest 10. when people see you messing up on vaults it looks like you're acting like your 8. but as soon as i get better im sure i'll loosen up.
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Re: I feel embarrassed practicing in public...
« Reply #23 on: August 16, 2007, 03:21:11 PM »
I love it when i know people are watching cause most of the time they will come up and ask me what it is I am doing. Also just wait another year or two when Parkour has blown up even bigger and the dudes that were making fun of you are now taking lessons from you.

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Re: I feel embarrassed practicing in public...
« Reply #24 on: August 16, 2007, 03:30:04 PM »
I love it when i know people are watching cause most of the time they will come up and ask me what it is I am doing. Also just wait another year or two when Parkour has blown up even bigger and the dudes that were making fun of you are now taking lessons from you.
yea, that's why im glad im starting now, because when it gets big i wanna be good
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Re: I feel embarrassed practicing in public...
« Reply #25 on: August 16, 2007, 03:40:10 PM »
How do you know its going to get big?

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Re: I feel embarrassed practicing in public...
« Reply #26 on: August 16, 2007, 04:26:11 PM »
because it is. the only reason i started is because it started getting big.
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Re: I feel embarrassed practicing in public...
« Reply #27 on: August 16, 2007, 06:50:57 PM »
Well I suppose we don't "know" its going to get big but honestly its already booming from what it was. Front page stories in the news paper and news programs about it. I don't see it getting any smaller thats for sure.

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Re: I feel embarrassed practicing in public...
« Reply #28 on: August 16, 2007, 07:21:09 PM »
It's going to get big because its easy, its super fun, and everyone can do it to stay super fit and help themselves mentally. Plus the whole community is pretty tight, who wouldn't want to be part of it?
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Re: I feel embarrassed practicing in public...
« Reply #29 on: August 16, 2007, 07:24:59 PM »
Lazy people.. There's always those couch-potato types that hate physical exertion. I know it's hard for any traceur to imagine, but it's real!

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Re: I feel embarrassed practicing in public...
« Reply #30 on: August 16, 2007, 08:05:25 PM »
Lazy people.. There's always those couch-potato types that hate physical exertion. I know it's hard for any traceur to imagine, but it's real!

Thats where you are wrong lol this is the only physical activity I have done since inter murals in middle school. It catches on to everyone!

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Re: I feel embarrassed practicing in public...
« Reply #31 on: August 17, 2007, 05:42:05 PM »
but i think there are people who wouldn't want too. i don't think rosie o'donald would want to. i don't think any one could convince her to.  :-X
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Re: I feel embarrassed practicing in public...
« Reply #32 on: August 17, 2007, 06:19:25 PM »
I think parkour might be the thing that encourages some lazy people to get moving again; simply because it's fun and you can do it anywhere. :)

Glad the video helped you convince your mom, king! But you should thank Muhammad, not me. It was his suggestion. ;)

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Re: I feel embarrassed practicing in public...
« Reply #33 on: August 17, 2007, 08:23:12 PM »
  I had the same problem with my parents. I thought they wouldn't approve of me doing parkour and would turn it down because it looked too dangerous. I showed them a youtube video and explained that it's about training and discipline rather than just jumping off of things and hurting yourself. Now they'll actually give me a ride to where ever my team meets up each week.

  As for the training in public, I was never embarassed to practice out in the public because I love to do parkour and don't care what other people think of it. Besides, if anything they'll think it looks cool and will want to learn more about it so you shouldn't be ashamed to practice in public.

P.S. Rooftop_King don't go on rooftops. I did that for awhile thinking it was cool until I almost got arrested for it because someone thought I was a robber. After that I decided to stop dicking around and actually learn real parkour. So please for your own good don't go on to rooftops.
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Re: I feel embarrassed practicing in public...
« Reply #34 on: August 17, 2007, 08:26:55 PM »
People love to watch Parkour in action anyway. It's quite a spactacle to see.

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Re: I feel embarrassed practicing in public...
« Reply #35 on: December 01, 2007, 05:08:56 PM »
People love to watch Parkour in action anyway. It's quite a spactacle to see.
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Re: I feel embarrassed practicing in public...
« Reply #36 on: December 01, 2007, 06:53:11 PM »
It was bad enough when i started out with the basics on the play structure, but I feel embarrassed when I go into the city and everyone is watching me training and giving me weird and sometimes dirty looks. This forces me to train at night, or spend a heck of a time looking for a place without any people in it. And when I train at night i have no depth perception and I almost broke my leg last night when I jumped off a rooftop and landed on a flight of stairs! Help! what do i do?
Don't worry about what people think, unless said people happen to be cops, in which case, DO care :P. Make sure though that you don't get on anything on private property (people's yards, churches, etc.) without these landowners' permission. Other than that though, just disregard any laughs or insults people may say. ;)
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Re: I feel embarrassed practicing in public...
« Reply #37 on: December 01, 2007, 07:02:02 PM »
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Re: I feel embarrassed practicing in public...
« Reply #38 on: January 08, 2008, 02:35:09 PM »
I know what you're talking about. I'm relatively new to the whole parkour thing so some of my movements are awkward. I think you'll feel less silly when you get better and you flow better. People rarely think someone is stupid when they are obviously very good at something

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Re: I feel embarrassed practicing in public...
« Reply #39 on: January 08, 2008, 02:56:54 PM »
Kind of pertaining to this topic, but kind of not. I wanna meet up with some traceurs so I can learn from other than a video. But I know I'm gonna fall and land on my butt like I did today, in my yard, with no one there.

You just gotta ignore them. If they're watching, they must think you're good. Or they're interested in what you're doing. Or in my case and probably NOT yours, you fall on your face.
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