Last week, I gave you a peek into my newest character, Sloane Reed, a private investigator.
As I said then, she’s no wimpy girlie-girl. She’s soft and light as a powder puff when it serves her and hard and unbending as a brick wall when it’s time to get “the job” done.
Since Sloane is strong-willed, she and I had been
fighting over discussing what skills she’d like to have in her arsenal. She was excited with the idea of Tae Bo…until Inion N. Mathair, in her comment, suggested Sloane be an expert at Parkour.
Well, that was the end of that ‘discussion’. I have a feeling Sloane will always get her way. She is now an expert in “l’art du deplacement…the art of moving fluidly through the environment by vaulting, rolling, running, climbing, and jumping.” In other words, Parkour.
Last week, Piper Bayard posted a blog called Parkour Right There, offering three videos to give readers an idea just what Parkour is and is not. In her words:
Parkour rocks. Maybe because it’s magic to those of us with bad knees or fear of heights. Maybe it’s because the guys in the parkour movies are ripped and don’t wear their shirts too often. But it’s probably because it takes amazing athleticism.
Piper was so right that it’s like watching magic. The amazing agility, confidence and skill the young men in the videos displayed was awe-inspiring.
And yet, there is no way on earth I’ll ever attempt learning Parkour to live vicariously through Sloane.
You’ll see why when you watch this video, one that Piper posted on her blog.
See if you can imagine Sloane used her Parkour skills when she’s being chased by a vengeful killer. Just see Sloane, an athletic redhead, wrapped in that cloak.
What do you think? Should I swallow my fears and good sense and give this 60-year old body a chance to try Parkour?
Please do click the link above and read all of what Piper had to say about Parkour.
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