While walking on the south side of the UT tower at 11:00 a.m., I stumbled upon a mass of people flinging their bodies through the air. Some people were hurdling wooden blocks, some jumping from balance beams to rails, and others were galloping across the plaza on all fours. They varied greatly in both age and skill level although I noticed that the people wearing yellow shirts seemed to perform the most impressive movements. As I tried to figure out what on earth I was witnessing, I thought back to a mind-blowing video I had seen three years before, and finally, I remembered. This moving spectacle had to be Parkour.
Monthly Archive: September 2010
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Remember how much fun it was to play? As little kids, we learned how to cartwheel, played tag, and out-jumped our friends on the trampoline. We played sports, we hula-hooped, and we spent hours climbing and swinging on everything in the neighborhood playground. Little did we know that we were burning calories and building muscle. We couldn’t have cared less. We were having fun!
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