The Suffering Continues

on July 18, 2009 in Misc

The good news:  I survived my second parkour class.

The bad news:  We ripped through a two-hour schedule in ninety minutes because the instructor (today it was Jake) apparently had never heard of breaks.  Not even a single lousy two minute break.  Not even when all of us students were staggering while dripping pools of sweat on the floor.

Needless to say, Jake never broke a sweat.  Jake looked like he could run a marathon and afterwards parkour his ass off all night.  And that’s because Jake is obscenely young and has a perfect body and was probably born with such an excess of energy and strength that while he was still in his crib his mother hooked him up to the household’s electrical system and had him generate all the energy the place needed just by waving his little baby arms.

Toward the end of class Jake had a casual out-loud thought.

“I forgot to eat today,” he said with a grin.

I hate Jake.

Class itself consisted of the same tough basics we got in the first class, plus new material like the army crawl (flat on the floor crawling).  We also had to do multiple broad jumps off a platform, land and go into a fast shoulder roll.

One more piece of good news:  Just before class the student guys and I were sitting around, and I asked them all, “How long did it take for you to stop hurting after last Saturday’s class?”

They laughed and one guy said he felt okay by Thursday, others said they still hurt.  So hey, if I was okay by Wednesday then I’m doing alright.

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