Okay, so the TIFF movie reviews are taking longer than I thought it would… In the meantime, look at what I got today!
New training pants!
Last week, I went to my parkour lesson and I, for some strange, strange reason, decided to wear some casual khaki capris. It was raining and kind of cool, so I figured why not wear these non-denim pants and go training in them.
Turns out, that it was a pretty stupid idea for a female parkour-er.
I don’t know if you’ve noticed this or not, but women’s pants tend to be a little tighter than men’s around the hips. Can you guess what needs the most range of motion in parkour? THE HIPS.
I tried to jump onto a vault without using my hands, but because I’m still kind of inexperienced with jumping that high and because I quickly found out that I couldn’t lift my leg up high enough for me to get the height I needed because my pants were too tight around my hips and upper thighs.
I won’t tell you how badly I wiped out on the gym mat. (At least I didn’t smash my face into the vault in front of me, I’ll tell you that much!)
Anyway, my parkour tip for today: Wear VERY comfortable and NON-RESTRICTING clothes. Ladies, invest in a good pair of training pants, shorts and a sports bra that’ll lock those girls in! And, don’t be a smartass and think that you can get away with mainstream casual wear. It’ll come back to bite you in the butt. (Or worse. My shin will tell you about it.)