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Adventure of a Lifetime Training Journal
« on: January 07, 2015, 08:46:03 AM »
Hello fellow Traceurs! Welcome to my training journal. Anyways, for the past year (2014) my family has been working on a partnership with Convoy of Hope a super big international Humanitarian-relief organization, and now we have officially joined Convoy of hope and will be traveling all over the United States for 4 years. We are leaving on January 19th. As a Traceur all of this traveling will present a HUGE opportunity to meet with fellow Traceurs and train in many different places. I am super excited to get moving and traveling the U.S... Like really excited!

Now about myself. I am 15 years old and have been doing parkour for 4 months now... I have known about parkour for about a year I think, and I am home schooled (of course... how else would I travel the U.S.).  Sadly when I was younger I had a major injury which will haunt me my whole life. I am still trying to recover from it. I fell 25ft from a tree and broke my hip in 2 places and tore my abdominals. Because of this injury I have had many problems getting started on parkour but I am slowly rehabilitating.

Anyways, Here is my my “Before” list that I will update every once in a while.
1. 8 second Handstand
2. Perfect Cartwheel and round off
3. Almost have handspring
4. Good at Kong and Kash Vaults
5. Don’t have Dash vault yet
6. Medium at Cat grabs and kip ups
7. Front Flip off of elevated objects
8. No other flips yet… even off of elevated objects
9. Know almost all basic parkour moves…
10. Medium flexibility

Full Center Splits

Full Butterfly Stretch

Stretching those quads

Oh... And I have full wall splits and almost full Side splits... In case you were wondering... :D
Well... Thats it!  Can't wait for this amazing adventure!
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Re: Adventure of a Lifetime Training Journal
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2015, 11:00:27 AM »
dude, good luck! I look forward to you updating this journal so I can watch your travels. I have traveled to nearly all of the lower 48 excluding the far west and northwest. Come and stop by Minnesota if you can!
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Re: Adventure of a Lifetime Training Journal
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2015, 11:06:07 AM »
dude, good luck! I look forward to you updating this journal so I can watch your travels. I have traveled to nearly all of the lower 48 excluding the far west and northwest. Come and stop by Minnesota if you can!
I live in Minnesota... Haha... And We might actually be going through two harbors sometime!  And this summer we will be working in Alexandria for a few weeks to...
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Re: Adventure of a Lifetime Training Journal
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2015, 12:30:35 PM »
Sadly I am pretty busy to day but I did get outside in the -15 degree weather to do some fun stuff!  I do a workout On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, and I reserve Wednesday and Saturday for parkour!  Today is Wednesday. Random person:"Do you think I am stupid?!?!" Me:"Uhh... sure!"  Hahah... srry.
Anyways, today I mastered my Dash Vault!!!! *Proud Face*  ;D  I Really don't know why it has taken me so long tho. This vault should be easier than a ton of things I have already learned but whatever...
Other than that I practiced the rest of the basic vaults a bunch... and did like 100 single handed cart wheels. And Worked on my front handspring a little bit.
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Re: Adventure of a Lifetime Training Journal
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2015, 08:05:29 AM »
Yesterday I had some internet problems so I did not get to post... but whatever.  Yesterday I did an intense new bodyweight workout... Man I am tired and sore!  Also, I did some simple handstand practice in my room last night... that was fun. :D  Slowly but surely my abdominals are recovering... but its hard.  Sigh... injuries suck!  Dont't get em!  ;)
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Re: Adventure of a Lifetime Training Journal
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2015, 08:52:17 PM »
That sounds AWESOME. I've always wanted to go traveling around and visiting places. Post up some pictures and videos of all the states you go to!
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Re: Adventure of a Lifetime Training Journal
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2015, 06:51:47 AM »
That sounds AWESOME. I've always wanted to go traveling around and visiting places. Post up some pictures and videos of all the states you go to!
I will!  Maybe I will even upload some videos if I find some good spots!  :D 
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Re: Adventure of a Lifetime Training Journal
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2015, 08:50:51 AM »
I am officially leaving on my journey tomorrow morning!  Super excited yet very sad... I will be leaving the place I have lived pretty much my whole life... Anyways be ready for my journal to start!  Can't wait to get traveling!  I will be in Springfield MO in 2 or 3 days!
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Re: Adventure of a Lifetime Training Journal
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2015, 09:37:39 AM »
Well you are not leaving forever, are you? ;) Have fun on your jorney! Though it sounds impossible not to. :D Your parents are lucky to have jobs that allow them to do this kind of stuff.
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Re: Adventure of a Lifetime Training Journal
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2015, 05:47:36 AM »
So yesterday we traveled to Sioux City Iowa and today we will be traveling to Kansas City MO!  Since we are traveling I just have to do some simple cardio workouts... well I only did cardio because I forgot protein! Lol FAIL! Now I need to make some... but I need a stove... so Ill just have to do cardio for the next few days!
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Re: Adventure of a Lifetime Training Journal
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2015, 03:09:23 PM »
If you ever stop in Louisiana, let me know ;)
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Re: Adventure of a Lifetime Training Journal
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2015, 06:23:05 PM »
If you ever stop in Louisiana, let me know ;)
Dang! Really??  That may be our second stop after this!  I would love to meet u!  Ill tell u if we are!
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Re: Adventure of a Lifetime Training Journal
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2015, 06:26:34 PM »
So I still have a lack of protein around so today I did lots of swimming, a basic abdominal workout, and cardio.  Also practiced my flips into the pool. Oh!  And I heard about a good park for parkour in SpringField MO!  Founders park is what it is called I think. I got directions to it and will be checking it out soon!  If anyone else knows good places in Springfield please respond and tell me!
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Re: Adventure of a Lifetime Training Journal
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2015, 08:11:27 PM »
Sweet! We absolutely have to meet up!
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Re: Adventure of a Lifetime Training Journal
« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2015, 12:05:01 PM »
I am back! Finally!! :P  Lol... horrid 2 weeks or so that seemed like forever. So I got bit by a black widow spider... and had some horrid side effects and stuff that had me bed ridden for what seems like an eternity!! Anyways... I am finally back to training. Right now I am stationed in Conway Arkansas for 3 or 4 more days... Been fun training here because the weather is SOOOO beautiful! Its crazy how amazing it feels compared to my home in minnesota! Its like 60 degrees!! HEAVEN! :D Hahah... Now I just gotta get working out and gain back the muscle and weight I lost of the past few weeks!
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Re: Adventure of a Lifetime Training Journal
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2015, 12:06:27 PM »
Oh! And my next stop (Monday) will be Louisiana! We will be there for a few weeks... that'll be fun. :)
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Re: Adventure of a Lifetime Training Journal
« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2015, 12:16:08 PM »
So I got bit by a black widow spider...

Ahh! That's aweful! IIRC it does some pretty nasty shit to people. Have you fully recovered?
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Re: Adventure of a Lifetime Training Journal
« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2015, 01:08:39 PM »
Ahh! That's aweful! IIRC it does some pretty nasty shit to people. Have you fully recovered?
"Nasty Shit"... Thats about right!! :P  And No.. I have not fully recovered. Still having some side effects... :( But At least I can get around now. My leg where it bit me was super swollen for a while. Now I am just having severe headaches and some vomiting... For 2 stupid weeks!! But The effects are getting less and less now.
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Re: Adventure of a Lifetime Training Journal
« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2015, 01:04:21 AM »
That sucks a lot. Good luck getting back to training soon. :)
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Re: Adventure of a Lifetime Training Journal
« Reply #19 on: February 14, 2015, 10:49:49 AM »
Monday? Awesome! What city will you be at? I'm in Gonzales, which is kind of close to Baton Rouge.
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