Parkour session

Today was my first parkour‘s training session.

I liked this discipline (or sport) even before I knew the name or the history (which is quiet interesting by the way). I think it’s like my free software beginning. I knew there was a way of understand the software and knowledge before to meet the FLOSS community.

I used to practise martial arts, rock climbing, trekking and liked to run free through rocks and trees. I also liked to practise urban climbing, so when see people who run, jump and climb so fluent across de cities I felt I had found my path :-)

As I said, it was like with the open source :-)

Ok, I’m 31 years old and I don’t feel like jumping building, but the good thing of the parkour is not just the spectaculars, but the philosophy.

It is not just jumping and messing around is to train your body and your mind to keep running. To keep your path, your way. No matters what obstacles you have, you train yourself to pass them.

Some times you have to climb them, some to jump them, others to make a detour and some times even take another direction, but never give up.

This is good training not just for the sport, but for your life.

Anyway, this was my first session. It was very basic, but for my was very interesting and instructive. We were making precisions, cat passes, vaults, turn vaults and some rolls.

All this thanks my workmate José. Thanks José! :-)

PS: I think I going to work out a bit to avoid injuries. (I used to have a lot where I was climbing… too young, too impatient, too enthusiastic…)