But just as I recovered from my last injury which took me 6 months, I have now torn my ACL in my right knee, on a stupid trampoline. I will get surgery in 5 days to get it reconstructed, and will be looking at 12 month with rehab and no parkour/sport. I think I’m cursed, or if someone tried to tell me something for a long time but I never listened.
Some people get back from this injury, some don’t, but most people are never the same. I’m close to 30 and not “young” anymore. I never do something half, either 200 percent or nothing. That’s the way I am. I have dedicated the last 10 years of my life to parkour. Only parkour on my mind for 10 years. It has done so much for me. Before parkour I was a lost young man, a criminal and violent loser.
Parkour helped me through addiction, depression, a life of crime and my father’s death. Parkour saved my life many times, made me feel again and gave my life a purpose that didn’t hurt others.
Found my way and became myself again. I wanted to make art like my father. To truly express myself and to create something I could be proud of. To balance out my past, to inspire others. I’m not saying I’m giving up, because that’s not me, I will try to make a full recovery.
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Before I start posting to much new stuff, I made a youtube video of my training before my ankle injury. Here is a small snippet. Go to my link in description on my page to watch the full video ✌🏻😊 #parkour #freerunning #movement #movementculture #gopro #goprohero7 #vegan #new
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But maybe I will not come back to parkour, maybe not in the same way. Maybe I should try finding new purpose and passion in life. My life is more than just parkour. I have to make room for other stuff in my life as well and to evolve once more.
Maybe I will document my recovery since I like making videos. If I’m not getting back to parkour again, I wanna thank all the friends I gained through parkour, I really wanted to travel more and met more people. My mind wanted to create much more, but I think my body is broken, and it needs some healing.
Hope I was able to inspire some people and thanks to all the people that inspired me. This is a compilation of my favorite clips throughout my 10 years training. Hope it can inspire some people. If you have read all this, you are awesome and deserve a medal.
I dedicate this video to my father. Hope he is able to see how much I have changed. Love you, Dad.” – Elias Zimakoff
I do not own the music, I simply just love it, and wanted it as background for my video.
Music: Yutaka Hirasaka – Eternal Moment
*This article has been edited for grammar, length and language barriers.