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Messages - Donald Morrow

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Socialize / Re: Cruise Ship Parkour?!?
« on: December 13, 2011, 05:16:16 PM »
Hmmm, understandable but unfortunate. I guess I'll see when I get there.

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Socialize / Cruise Ship Parkour?!?
« on: December 13, 2011, 04:18:40 PM »
Well, I'm heading off on a cruise in a few days for the christmas break with my family. I plan on experimenting and doing parkour wherever I can on ship.

My question is, has anybody done this/heard of it/seen it?

Should be fun!

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Gorilla PK / Re: So my wife...
« on: December 13, 2011, 04:13:57 PM »
You need to let her know that parkour isn't just jumping over a gap between two buildings, 40ft in the air, or backflips and such. Parkour is moving from point a to point b as creatively as possible. If your idea and/or limitation of creativity is balancing along a curb followed by a roll, then that is perfectly fine. Then, as she grows more accustomed to increase movement, I'm sure she'll start to try new things.

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Gorilla PK / Re: So my wife...
« on: November 01, 2011, 09:08:43 PM »
Hey :) Don't doubt yourself for a second that you can't do parkour. Anybody can do parkour, and have fun doing it. I started training early in the spring, and I was at 290 LBS. It was very basic things, balance on curbs, rolls, small precisions onto parking curbs, etc. that I started with. Then I progressed into some simple vaults. Just move at your own pace, and enjoy all that you do.

And as of right now, I weigh in at a little over 230 LBS.

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Training Journals / Re: Big D's (Don Morrow) Training Log
« on: October 30, 2011, 09:51:25 PM »
Holy crap I haven't posted here in forever.

Just moved into my own house, I've had to put my gym membership on hold in order to figure out my financial situation, then I'll be back at it.

My summer was a blur, so much training. I'm probably in the best shape of my life, and I feel better everyday.

Hopefully I can start posting more often in here soon.

Big D

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Socialize / Re: I need help.
« on: October 30, 2011, 09:45:45 PM »
I would suggest doing something so basic, so simple, it would be almost like hitting a reset button. Go out, walk down the side walk, and walk along the curb on your way to school/work/class/corner store/etc. Return yourself to step one, feel the success of getting your balance back. Then move to a few simple vaults and rolls, and let the the feeling of progress and success energize you again. Turn that which has crippled you (the quitting of parkour, as you have stated) into the fuel that powers you.

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Socialize / Re: Name something that made your day suck or awesome!
« on: October 30, 2011, 09:40:26 PM »
This made my day: http://youtu.be/yX5XPo0lZVQ especially considering I was attempting to do homework when I found this  ;D
^^
Win :)
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What made my day is that I finally realized I am now fully moved into my own place. It's taken a few days of crazy disorganization and confusion, but I now am I happy (and in debt) home owner :)

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Socialize / Re: I need help.
« on: October 30, 2011, 09:31:27 PM »
Hey man, first off, I'm sorry to hear things have taken a turn for the worse. I can only imagine what your feeling right now. Everybody here is with you, through thick and thin, and I hope you remember that.

I think the one thing you need to look at is why you first started parkour in the first place? What were your reasons? Perhaps take those reasons and use them as motivations. Or, another way to approach it is to think of how good you felt while doing parkour. The freedom you feel, how you stumbled upon that vault you couldn't master, but put your head down and worked through it. If there is one thing everybody learns from parkour, it's that all obstacles can be conquered in one way or another. The solution may be easy, or it may be complex, but you can do it.

I hope I have helped, even if it is just a spark in your heart. I hope that everything turns out for the best for you man.

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Gorilla PK / Re: Im not Fat, I'm Husky! (INTRODUCE YOURSELF)
« on: October 30, 2011, 09:25:21 PM »
Hi there.

Uh, 5'10" and 285.  Been doing parkour for uh... months?  2 or 3, I wasn't paying attention to the date when i started.

Hey man, welcome to the community :) Make sure you keep us informed of your progression, always nice to hear how a fellow traceur is doing.

Hey Kodiak! Good luck with your progress!

BTW, I forgot to update this thread. Its been a while but SHAZAM! down to just over 170. I suppose I need no longer post in this forum! =P

You'll always be welcome here buddy. =)

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Socialize / Re: What Are You Listening To?
« on: October 13, 2011, 08:16:42 PM »
Been listening to a lot of older Linkin Park recently. Hybrid Theory/Meteora specifically. Some of their best in my opinion :)

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Socialize / Re: Karma is back
« on: October 12, 2011, 06:07:20 PM »
I've never really experienced it on this site, but it could be fun.

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International Discussion / Re: Canadians
« on: October 09, 2011, 09:03:56 PM »
Saskatchewan, Canada checking in here.

I live in Regina, started Parkour in the spring. I'm a complete noob, but I love it all the same.

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Socialize / Happy Thanksgiving (Canadian version)
« on: October 09, 2011, 08:11:53 PM »
From Canada,

Happy Thanksgiving everybody. My turkey was delicious, hopefully in a month, yours will be too!

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Gorilla PK / Re: The Gorilla Cage (anything goes)
« on: October 06, 2011, 06:39:44 PM »
Sam, I definitely understand where your coming from with the Mid-Winter Blues. It can get bad up here, especially if the weather takes a turn for the worse. There are times where being outside for more than 15 minutes, exposed skin will start to freeze. During these times it gets down to -30 Celsius/-22 Fahrenheit plus wind on top, making it closer to -40 to -45 Celsius/-40 to -49 Fahrenheit. Not being able to do much of anything other than hunker down and keep warm, makes everything go sluggish, body and mind.

The only way I ever seem to fix this problem is to hit the gym, and work out longer than normal. I find that if I do a really long warm-up, almost 2x longer than normal, then slowly progress through all my exercises, followed by a long cool down, it makes me feel better.

It will be interesting this winter however, since it is my first winter having parkour in my mind, but I'm sure I'll be able to manage. I'm also looking into finding a gymnastics place that has a "free time" time, where I can go in and do some more parkour oriented movements inside.

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As well as a railing, I'd also recommend two smaller rails (there's a few set-ups on the site here) for precisions that could be adjusted easily to a wider/narrower gap, etc. I think that would be helpful.

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: New Idea For Hotspots- please challenge :)
« on: October 04, 2011, 03:52:29 PM »
No grip, everyone should put them all the the APK map so we have ONE PLACE to find all the info - otherwise you need a directory of directories to find the info you wan t:)

I think using the current hotspot map, or at least the page it's located on, will be most useful. As you said, you could call it a "star map" or something along those lines.

The way I envision a map like this working would be a simple google maps, outlining the route and stops(Use lines between spots, number the spots, etc). However at each stop, rather than having just a few photos of the area, why not throw in a 360 degree panoramic picture. (like this http://v6.cache3.c.bigcache.googleapis.com/static.panoramio.com/photos/original/19941508.jpg?ir=1&redirect_counter=1) That way a person could almost do a visual tour of the area, and have an idea of what the spot looks like before they get there.

The idea is great, it will just take some refining to make it happen.

I support this.

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Consumer Whores / Re: Parkour and headphones
« on: October 04, 2011, 03:36:59 PM »
All done. A parkour oriented headphone/earphone would be great. My biggest nemesis is my sweat... just screws my earphones up all the time (iPod earphones, little controller thing gets a drop of sweat in it and it's toast)

Hope it helps, and good luck :)

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Socialize / Re: NEW RANDOM CRAP THREAD
« on: October 03, 2011, 03:47:37 PM »
The part were it says "this will be an easy run to the hospital for meds" im like are you serious? its 10 Fudging miles away!

I think the idea is that you can get the supplies at your own pace, whether it be running or walking. I'm also assuming there will be harder levels (greater distances, less health, etc) and easier levels (400m to nearest gun depot) so it will attract the attention of all skill levels. If it doesn't, it might not do as well as they hope it does. Never the less, I'm still interested!

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Gorilla PK / Re: The Gorilla Cage (anything goes)
« on: October 02, 2011, 03:31:01 PM »
So what are your guys' thoughts on winter training?

Being that I live in Canada, I see snow every winter. A lot of it. I'm thinking I will use the snow as a cushion, to push my body to do things I normally wouldn't and/or can't do in the summer. (Like a back flip off something).

However, I'm thinking I can also use it for other things such as conditioning (nothing is harder than running through 3ft of soft snow for prolonged periods of time, except maybe running in water) and perhaps work on some larger drops and such (Soft snow will allow for cushion, same as above)

Anything else come to mind?

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