Starting on a high Wednesday
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|Wed, 08-27-2014 - 7:44am|
I went to the parkour conditioning class yesterday and then stayed for the regular class because there were only two other women and they both do silks so it was a fun group. It's fun to be able to keep up w/ the young boys but sometimes all that energy gets to be too much, and scary. So, this was an awesome group. I'll be sexist and say that w/ women/girls, there's a mindfulness to the movement and it's much softer and catlife. With a lot of guys (the beginners for the most part), it's bruite force and power. The movement can be bone jarringly hard, or sound like it. And these other women are really fit and strong, we can do pull ups, etc and all so it moved at a good pace. One of the women is the new gymnastics coach there and she told me I inspire her because I make it look so easy. What's really cool is that it wasn't at all related to age which it always is when people compliment me there (basically comes down to, "You're really good for an old lady!" though no one says that exactly). And, I was better at the conditioning than the young guys so now I'm on a high.
I'm going to the old people parkour class this morning, silks tonight and hoping to bake a batch of cookies for a couple of the instructors who are so patient with me and my whiining. What are you all up to?