Another step on the (barefoot, parkour) journey
It’s been a county park since 1897; I’ve been running in the hills surrounding it for about 20 years, but only in the last couple of weeks have I realized there’s so much more to do than “just” run. A fabulous web resource for folks looking to add liveliness to their lives is “Nerd Fitness,” which describes parkour this way:
“Parkour is for Everyone. Anyone can figure out a way to traverse an obstacle. Parkour is just a mindset to find your own best way through in each particular situation and moment.”
Bonus: others seem willing to join the fun!
Here are the latest images from two recent visits to Irvine Park:
Thanks, Gina B., for “hanging out” on a beautiful January afternoon! (Remind me of your friend’s name who took all these awesome pictures with my little camera . . . which was set, as always, to “VIVID” . . . ’cause orange skin is a small price to pay for greens that pop 🙂 )
Final photos: the next gen of park runners/crawlers (my grandsons, left, and family friend Katy C, right, a heroic young lady with juvenile diabetes whose spirit of adventure took her over, under, and through all kinds of obstacles at Irvine Park last weekend . . . and which serves her well as she continues to negotiate the tough terrain of Type 1 diabetes at age 11).