Tuesday, March 11, 2008

What the heck is Parkour

Ok I consider myself a really supportive wife when it comes to encouraging Foote in whatever his interests might be. Foote has always been the type that if he decides to do something he does it. I am the type that says wouldn't it be nice to some day......and I may or may not get around to it. I remember the first year Foote and I were married he told me he wanted to paraglide and so I said that would be fun thinking that was the end of it only to find out that he set up an appointment that weekend to meet with a paragliding instructor long story short we now both own paragliders and although we have not been paragliding for a long time because I have either been pregnant or had a baby we are paragliders.

This last week Foote has found another sport he would like to try and of course it is never anything normal like golf or hopscotch. He has decided he wants to do Parkour or Free Running. It is a relatively new French sport in which people run and jump over things. It is hard to explain Parkour it is French for obstacal course so it means running through obstacles. I will include some videos because it is easier to see than to try to explain.

At first I thought he was joking mostly because Foote doesn't really like to run and secondly everyone in the videos is like 150lbs and Foote is a little heavier than that. I have a few concerns about this new interest First, it looks like the type of sport that incurs injuries and second, Foote has this amazing ability to get me involved in whatever his recent interest is and I find myself thinking yeah I could do that it would be fun and than end up on the injured list. For example, when Foote convinced me that I would love long boarding and I did like it. It was a lot of fun, but I also could have done with out the road rash all the way up my leg across my arm and on my head that took three months to heal. It is a weakness of mine to feel like I must try everything before I totally write it off.


Anonymous said...

Random! Where the heck did Foote hear about it? Do you take lessons for that sort of thing? Yikes!

Barry and Shannon said...

I'm with you on the potential of injury. From the looks of the video there is a huge risk at possibly not having anymore children in the future, if you know what I mean.

Angie said...

What a sport! Had no idea of such a sport I guess Soccer isn't the only sport out there. :)