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Messages - eryn o

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Minnesota / Re: District B-13 Ultimatum
« on: March 01, 2010, 09:42:23 AM »
well im out of luck then.   im livin in st.paul  and i guess its pretty far

Depends what part of St Paul you're in, but Uptown is just off of 94. Which means it's like 20 minutes away for most people. That's nothing.

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Article: The Emergency Mindset
« on: February 12, 2010, 12:03:06 PM »
*applaud*

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Consumer Whores / Re: winter wear??
« on: December 21, 2009, 09:14:03 AM »
i'm going to go ahead and say that feiyues are bad for winter if you have snow.  yes, they do keep your foot warm, but you can forget about grip.  maybe others have had different experiences, but grip was an issue for me.

I wore mine out shopping and could barely walk on the sidewalk outside Borders. I agree, these things are gripless in wet and slushy conditions.

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Consumer Whores / Re: winter wear??
« on: December 07, 2009, 10:09:25 AM »

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MN Jams / Re: Fall Jams
« on: December 07, 2009, 07:32:43 AM »
I know this is sort of short notice, but we're going out tomorrow (Sunday the 6th) at 1:00 to Coffman Union.  Going to be cold so dress warm if you come with us.

I'm curious if you got a good turn out.

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MN Jams / Re: Winter Training
« on: December 04, 2009, 10:05:20 AM »
So my winter training is pretty much thought out. I'll be hitting the weights again this year after school. Then I'll have conditioning/parkour basics days when I'm not lifting because it'll probably be too slippery to do alot. But when the snow hits hard enough, and it will, I'll be working on perfecting my horrid flips using the snow as a safety mat. So when spring comes around I shouldn't too rusty, I'll be stronger, and I'll be able to land my flips confidently. Anyone else got there winter training all figured out?

Yup-- Gleason's, Xelias (circus school in NE), yoga, and L.A. Fitness. All of them being soundly indoors. :P

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Gloves?
« on: December 02, 2009, 07:53:41 PM »
This kind of thing has been bugging me more and more, and I have to point out how unreasonable it is. It is seen not only on glove threads but on shoe and pant threads too.

For one thing, this just doesn't happen. Two, even if it was, it is not enough reason to dress in a certain way at all times during training.

That is all. I just don't think we should use this as a reason for like anything anymore.

QFT. For what it's worth, I agree. Thank you.

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Consumer Whores / Re: winter wear??
« on: December 02, 2009, 09:48:51 AM »
Im looking for shoes that don't let my toes get cold in the snow.

I was out alot last year in it, and every hour, I had to come in to warm them, because they were turning blue.

Any ideas?

I wear smartwool or merino wool socks, because they have all the aforementioned benefits of wool, AND they're pretty good at wicking sweat. The only downside is they're pretty thick. They fit well in my Feiyues because those are pretty loose shoes, but they might be a problem if you have tight running shoes.

We were talking about this on the Minnesota boards too, since we definitely spend some time in cold weather :P  The thread starts being about clothes around here: http://www.americanparkour.com/smf/index.php/topic,20808.msg258807.html#msg258807

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Diet / Re: breakfast
« on: November 25, 2009, 11:33:54 AM »
Still very low in protein.

Protein and fat should be an integral part of every meal, imho.  These suggestions don't contain very much of either -- all are exclusively carb, for the most part.


Agreed; many of these are crappy as a full meal, fine as a part of it. Add a glass of milk, protein shake, etc etc.

People forget to diversify their food choices in general, I think. They'd rather eat enough of one thing to get full than eat a little of several things to stay balanced.

If it comes down to no breakfast at all or an organic fruit and whole grain bar... the bar is better than nothing. But you can do better.

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Diet / Re: breakfast
« on: November 25, 2009, 08:50:45 AM »
I fixed it for you.

Tru fax, but if you're really into poptarts anyway, you can get ones from Whole Foods/co-ops/health stores that are real fruit and minimally processed. Also cereal bars and so on. They really don't cost that much more.

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Diet / Re: breakfast
« on: November 24, 2009, 09:21:40 AM »
Make a shake the night before and pour yourself some as you leave. Or drink it while you're getting ready.

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MN Jams / Re: Fall Jams
« on: November 23, 2009, 07:33:45 AM »
sorry chad, I guess I don't read your texts closely enough.  Jeremy and I should be there, unless he loses all inhibitions tonight.  take it easy.  There are a lot of people injured - what's up with that?

Mine had nothing to do with parkour and everything to do with circus, though this thread does make it look like we're all training unsafely. Do your conditioning! Don't neglect flexibility! etc.

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But there are a few things that are cool about being a guy, for instance...
If a guy sleeps with twelve girls in a week, he's a legend, but if a girl sleeps with more than two guys in a month she labled a slut, why? Let me say it this way, If a key opens a bunch of different locks it's a master key, but if a lock is opened by a bunch of different keys it's a shitty lock, think about it.  ;D ;D ;D

I got all excited cuz I thought you were about to make a brilliant point about double standards, but... not cool, dude. :/

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MN Jams / Re: Fall Jams
« on: November 19, 2009, 08:00:21 AM »
Coffman at noon this sunday?  I'll be there.  Others?

Chad scheduled a meetup for 1pm actually. http://parkour.meetup.com/97/calendar/11906075/ There's a list of rsvps at that link.

I'm still recovering from an injury (dislocated pelvis, holy @!&*^@), but if I feel like I can train on concrete I'll be there.

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Minnesota / Re: Chad/Skinny
« on: November 17, 2009, 01:14:51 PM »
Oh ok.  I was confused by the quote.  I thought you couldn't see them or something.

Thanks, you know they are "fake" right? Neither of us can actually hold those poses longer than a second.  Still looks cool :P

Oh. Way to break my heart :P

I was all like "I have a new goal to aim for!"

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Minnesota / Re: Chad/Skinny
« on: November 17, 2009, 12:58:43 PM »
They're just really cool. That was a "holy crap!" face.

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Minnesota / Re: Chad/Skinny
« on: November 17, 2009, 07:26:47 AM »

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Why of course women shouldn't do Parkour, they should stick to trying to be efficient at making sandwiches  :-Sarcasm

Don't listen to haters, your a great practitioner :)

But think how much more efficient we'd be if we could vault over the couch!

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And we're giving ours. We're not hating on your opinion, just discussing the topic.

I'd also like to emphasize this point-- I may think my POV is right, but not talking about things is a good way for no one to ever think about new ideas. I'm glad you decided to post it.

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They may be designed differently, but they work the same. Maybe a few movies would need to be changed, but for the most part, it's the exact same.

Boobs don't get in the way that much, dude.

Besides, for women who get below a certain body fat percentage-- ie, really athletic women-- the boobs are the first thing to go.  :'(

You're totally right that our bodies start from different places. I have to play a lot of catch up with my upper body strength. Some of that is because I'm "naturally weaker", but some of it is because I was being told my whole life that women have no upper body strength, so I never bothered to work on it. So saying that women can't do parkour just perpetuates that kind of thinking. Something to think about.

On the other hand, I have other abilities that give me advantages. I have a dance background, so the technique parts of parkour are easier for me than for dudes who just muscle through it. I have good abs and I'm really flexible, so crunches and other things are no issue for me. Also, being light has real advantages when you're holding yourself up, and I'm lighter than almost every guy I know.

EVERYONE is different, and we all have to approach parkour from different angles because of it. To draw an arbitrary line between genders just means we aren't being creative enough when we think about how a certain set of abilities should go at it.

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