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Training Journals / Re: Greg's Training Journal (Comments Appreciated)
« on: September 20, 2010, 06:19:45 PM »
Sunday I came down with insanely painful 8 hour long stomach pains. Spent a few hours in the ER to get some blood tested. I got another test today and all my elevated levels are back to normal. Appendicitis can't be ruled out completely, but at this point it is highly unlikely. I am supposed to take it easy just in case, and I didn't really feel up to train anyway because I still hurt. I'm hoping for the best.

Socialize / Re: You know you're a traceur when...
« on: September 18, 2010, 08:16:36 PM »
When you want to stop training because you HAVE gained a mini addiction to REACH and want to call off training, or train less, but still go full force for longer than usual.

(Soloing on legendary right now... level 6 maybe? I dunno. This is taking a while.)

Training Journals / Re: Greg's Training Journal (Comments Appreciated)
« on: September 18, 2010, 05:45:42 PM »
Woah I forgot to post my last training. I tried to remember individual days, but all I remember is that on one of the days, we did another jump for jump competition and I managed to win with 80 jumps to 63. Not sure what else.

Today though, I trained with a new kid who lives a half hour away. BUT he is moving in less than a week to about 100 yards away from where I start my training. YESSSSSS. He has been training for 2 months, and is probably better than I was at 2 months. He is really good at vaults, and pretty bad at wallclimbs and such, which makes us perfect training partners because I am great at climbing anything and I could only vault something to save my life.

We went through the usual. 25 stair jumps instead of a billion. He jumped to the 4th stair because he doesn't have a height advantage. -enjoys smugness..... smugness over- We met up with 3 other people and played some really intense tag. He was surprised to see how intense we were, how out of breath he was and how much he was sweating. Good times.

Training Journals / Re: Greg's Training Journal (Comments Appreciated)
« on: September 13, 2010, 07:46:12 PM »
I feel like sharing this, and facebook is full of people who I don't want to really know, and I somehow feel like only people who have something nice to say would waste the energy to comment.

People ask me why I am so obsessed with parkour. They ask me why I get so offended when it isn't treated with respect. Well to put it bluntly, I owe parkour my life. At the beginning of freshman year (Sept '08) I slowly and steadily fell into a battle with depression. By February '09 or so I had no self worth, I was small, I was weak, no confidence, and I just wanted to curl up and die. Though I wasn't really suicidal because of my religious upbringing, I hated life, had no friends, and didn't have the confidence to do anything about it. Then I heard about parkour. I don't remember exactly how, but I heard about it and absolutely wanted to try it. I started doing the APK warmup, but as a workout. Most days I couldn't even do it. Finally, April 6, 09, I went out and trained for the first time. From then on, I was hooked. I trained a lot, found 2 people who would train with me every other day. Through being around people so much, and the flood of endorphins from working out all the time, I felt better. I gained self worth. I got my life back and became a human being again. Also, parkour gave me something to do, some reason to get out of the house. A side effect of working out all the time, I gained muscles, I toned up and women started finding me attractive. My life was given back to me better than before. So I literally owe my strength, my motivation, my current circle of friends, my reputation, my lifestyle, my life, to parkour. So you can see why I get offended when someone makes fun of parkour?

I don't really expect anyone to respond to this, and I know this is a training journal so here you go: today I did a pushup. I just needed to vent.

Training Journals / Re: Wolf's training log
« on: September 12, 2010, 05:59:42 PM »
Ahh. the sweet sweet feeling of doing something proving how ridiculously strong you are, simply because you can. Impressive. I am such a bad swimmer.

Training Journals / Re: Greg's Training Journal (Comments Appreciated)
« on: September 12, 2010, 05:46:59 PM »
Someone on my school's swim team swam a mile breaststroke after a meet because he felt like it. He is a fish.

ANYWAY, training on the 9th got rained out, so we went on the 10th.

the 10th: That was good. We kept it light because we wanted to train on the 11th with someone who was visiting, but it was still a pretty decent workout. Muscle-ups were slightly more fluid for one or two.

the 11th: Holy heck. I woke up at 8 to go help set up a picnic as part of a school fundraiser. This is a big hullabaloo picnic so from 9 when we finally got started to about 2, I was lugging things out of a truck, pulling and rolling heavy objects, and hanging at precarious and difficult angles to wash inflatable rides. tiring but fun. After that, I went to do parkour. Not very difficult at all... we never found the guy. After THAT, my training partner (who also helped with the picnic) and I went BACK to the picnic to unload another truck full of stuff that couldn't get to the picnic site on time. This was full of heavy objects that normally require a full group of people. I think besides the two of us, we had 1 other really strong kid. This truck had the grills on it, if I am not mistaken.

today (the 12th): out of the 4 times I have helped set up and work these picnics, this was the first time I was able to be a guest and enjoy everything. It was fun. After it ended, I threw on a staff shirt and helped with tear-down. I got put on spike-ripping duty. I went around and tore up around 45 foot and a half long steel nails, a quarter or so were bent, all were difficult. After that, I helped take down tents and lug piles of steel pipes to the truck. After that, I moved an 80 lb tarp a large disance on my back. Then helped put things on the truck until it ended.

TL;DR?  I AM TIRED AND OVERWORKED. Possibly two rest days in my future.

Good luck in the recovery process.

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Parkour Event Sponsored by Cigarette Company
« on: September 07, 2010, 06:52:50 PM »
How can you counter greed but with money? I bet if us here at APK put our heads together we could get sort of an agreement with some sponsors that AREN'T tobacco companies. Then if a large event needs to be hosted, we wouldn't have to even think of poison murderers tobacco companies.

*edit* shoe companies perhaps? If we got an agreement with NIKE or K-Swiss or 5-10... that would be epic, and if someone gets sponsored, they get free shoes. XD

Training Journals / Re: Greg's Training Journal (Comments Appreciated)
« on: September 07, 2010, 06:38:45 PM »
Ballhats I am exhausted. Trained for a solid 2 and a half hours, I was gone and active for 4. Decided to WALK to Bowdoin College today. TERRIBLE IDEA. 3 mile walk, then training then 4 miles back because I took the long way.

Training is a story in itself. It started out simple, precisions, usual amount, a few wall climbs. Then we got to the museum, and I tried jumping to the 5th stair as part of the workout. I felt tired so I told my training partner I would only jump it 10 times. It took me a while to hit 10, and he kept going. I said I would  match him jump for jump, and kept going. 15 minutes later, I am up to 76 jumps and a jump to the 7th stair, and I think he got 83. I didn't know I was capable of something like that.

In other news, I have been doing muscle ups in proper form, and I think I did 6 today. I bet I coulda done more...

While doing jump for jump, we met up with 2 of my other friends, one had trained with me once or twice before, the other hadn't ever seen me in action. We played tag later, and it was crazy fun, and exhausting for the 4 mile walk home... Then we bought a huge pile of mike and ikes....

TL;DR  very difficult but good training day.

100K Threads / Re: 100,000 Push Ups part 2
« on: September 07, 2010, 06:27:37 PM »

glad to see this thread didn't technically die.

Socialize / Re: You know you're a traceur when...
« on: September 07, 2010, 02:58:21 AM »

when you see this and think
"you may see a bench, but fect sees parkour."
HAHHAHAHAH because it is blue. Clever joke.

When you get REALLY excited to see a thread get to 100,000 push-ups

Socialize / Re: You know you're a traceur when...
« on: September 05, 2010, 08:17:32 PM »
When people ask if you're gonna do that 'ninja shit' at prom again.

I think the "again" is what clinched this for me.

Training Journals / Re: Greg's Training Journal (Comments Appreciated)
« on: September 05, 2010, 03:48:19 PM »
Two days ago, I did just enough of a workout for me to not feel guilty. I was feeling quite lazy.

Today was better, but my sternum was and still is in pain. I did 20 or so precisions, I did wall climbs, played at the stairs, did some tree climbing, then some muscle ups and hand stands. I did 3 muscle ups in proper form. They were slow, but I did them.

I need to get better at vaults. They are the reason I am not really good. I can't vault for beans.... but I don't have anything to get to basic skill level with my vaults, and I am scared......

100K Threads / Re: 100,000 Pushups
« on: September 05, 2010, 03:36:54 PM »

lol.... I wonder how many people are going to try for the 100k mark...

Socialize / Re: You know you're a traceur when...
« on: September 02, 2010, 06:54:05 PM »
It is "rooves" when plural.

When you have an 80 minute study hall outside and cant resist doing a few wall climbs even though it is a rest day.

Training Journals / Re: Greg's Training Journal (Comments Appreciated)
« on: September 02, 2010, 03:18:43 AM »
I swear I stayed true to my word and trained yesterday. Didn't count any of my sets, but it was still exhausting. I managed to do 5 precisions from another half brick back, which is like 8 1/2 foot lengths. I wasn't feeling the wall climbs so I only did a few. Went to the museum stairs, but rolled my ankle trying to make a big jump. Walked it off and went to the corner training spot. There, I did negative muscle ups for a bit which really killed me. Then my friend and I went to the playground and played a bit of tag before calling it quits.

It was a really sissy workout, but dang it felt good to get back out there.

100K Threads / Re: 100,000 Pushups
« on: September 02, 2010, 03:10:29 AM »
+13 >__>


Socialize / Re: You know you're a traceur when...
« on: September 01, 2010, 03:56:00 AM »
gimme your cell number, I'll do it

when you remember actually sending your number to someone, just so they will send you a workout.

Training Journals / Re: Wolf's training log
« on: August 29, 2010, 07:10:30 PM »
I don't think people would start anything with me. I am mostly muscle, sporting a lean 7% bodyfat, very determined when it comes to working out, and pound for pound, I am pretty tough.

Not many people my size can do handstand pushups. Granted I used a wall for balance, but the fact stands.

Training Journals / Re: Wolf's training log
« on: August 29, 2010, 06:50:27 AM »
"even my hair hurts" made me laugh a ton. I like tough workouts, but I agree that your workouts may be a bit too intense for me... or humans.

Yeah the gym looks pretty good. There are some opportunities for bodyweight training, and there are boxes to jump onto. It should be an interesting winter.

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