Patrick Reynolds

Patrick Reynolds

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Crosstraining 7: Skatepark

  • May 19th, 2018 at 10:29PM

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Being an adult is usually a bummer. Responsibilities, bills, time-constraints, stress, frustration, and the specter of your inevitable cellular breakdown and demise hanging over you. But being able to hit the skatepark on a weekday at 9:00 am, when all the usual denizens are stuck in their school desks - that's one of the good parts.

I didn't do anything fancy in this session, just skated around and rode the ramps. Was super concerned about taking a fall and messing up this run program with a dumb injury, so I guess the adult was still in there somewhere.

Been trying to get used to this new bamboo board, it's not nearly as snappy as a traditional deck. Kind of a squishy ride. Fine for this kind of stuff though! Put in my 30 minutes of cross-training and on with the rest of the day! Had the whole place to myself the entire time.

Next morning as I write this my glutes and obliques are super sore, so it was a good cross training day! This program would be awesome if they took out those pesky days where you have to run!

 
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11 comments

Kathleen C.Kathleen C.Kenzai Member
about 3 years ago

After all, why should you have to RUN on a run program? There should be alt cardio throughout.


    Gary O.Gary O.Kenzai Member
    about 3 years ago

    Pretty cool. I don’t know boarding, but know that feeling when no one else is “there” and you are in your own personal zone of bliss. For me it’s either a 7”30 a.m. tee time or a round walking 9 holes at 7:30 at night when sun setting. Thoughts fade, focusing only on the moment of appreciating life. I hope that’s where you were in that 30 minutes of private skate park bliss.


      Jason F.Jason F.Kenzai Member
      about 3 years ago

      Glad the adult won out, wouldn't want a skateboarding injury to derail the Run trainwreck with only 1 week to go!


        Christine L.Christine L.Alumni
        about 3 years ago

        Fun choice of cross training. Sounds like it was a good workout too. I love that sore feeling you get when you use different muscles cross training. Nailed it!


          Dave R.Dave R.Alumni
          about 3 years ago

          Very cool to learn this as an option!


            Ivar F.Ivar F.Alumni
            about 3 years ago

            such a good workout, you are so immersed and having fun that one forgets how much of exercise you are actually getting. love it. i got two months of daily skatepark coming up.. so excited


              Ren KurodaRen KurodaKenzai Member
              Business Developmentabout 3 years ago

              Kids these days with their new-fangled boards and gear. I remember riding my Bones original wearing high-top vans and shredding all the skin off my knees trying to learn curb grinds...


                Barbara D.Barbara D.Kenzai Member
                about 3 years ago

                Keep that child alive..... the sense of fun, freedom and air moving across the body.


                  Ivar F.Ivar F.Alumni
                  about 3 years ago

                  Renfield K. yes! all the way! slappies!



                    Ivar F.Ivar F.Alumni
                    about 3 years ago

                    get it. for memories sake!


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