I love parkour, but running at walls is even harder than it looks

Article — I love parkour, but running at walls is even harder than it looks

“We do a fiendish exercise of rotating one knee while tracing a shape with the other, and rotating one wrist while drawing a box with the other. “It doesn’t look very much like a box,” he says, affably. I want to make a nitpicking point about the degree to which any shape made with a wrist resembles a box, but he is right; whatever its challenges, I suck at this. Which is a shame because, for some reason, I already love it.”

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/jun/08/fit-in-my-40s-parkour-running-at-walls-even-harder-than-looks

I’ve always liked articles written by non-parkour people talking about how much they love it and how quickly they fell in love with it. I’m thinking the way to spread the thing we love is to encourage as many articles from the unusual suspects as we can. Sure there will be bits of the message with which we disagree. But I think that if we want more fresh faces we need more people like them to do the talking. – ɕ