MOTEL and BEACH JUMPING [Jumping Rope Blogrimage: Day 5]

ROPESPORT QUOTE: “Maybe men like to imagine themselves as boxers in training?”

Yesterday, I blogged in the morning, but couldn’t do it justice because of travel plans. Amreitha, her brother Vaughn, and I went to Busan to spend the day and, eventually drop him off at the airport. This city has quickly become one my favorites in Korea. We saw the beach, ate good food, drank smoothies and then woke up at 3:50 a.m to drop Vaughn off at the airport.

I jumped a set at the beach in all my clothes. I got some strange looks, but it was not a big deal at all. After that, I completed my 1000 in the bathroom of a cheap motel. The bathroom measured large enough to work, and made for a convenient shower. We laughed at how ridiculous the situation was—wearing a bathrobe, waking up in 3 hours and jumping rope when we were all so tired!

On top of the fatigue, exercise and limited sleep, I had to travel back a little across Korea to photograph a Bull Fight immediately after dropping Vaughn off! I’m excited that my grandchildren will read about this.

The taxi driver got us to the airport, and we felt a bit unnerved for the airport stood vacant and dark. I’ve traveled a lot of places and never experienced anything like this. We had the whole place to ourselves. Crazy.

The lights eventually turned on, and good-byes commenced.


1. Jumped on the Beach of Busan, Korea
2. Continued jumping in the Bathroom of a cheap motel with Vaughn and Amreitha
3. Getting smoother, but still not like the pros I see on the internet
4. Think I’m starting to see a difference in my body from dieting and jumping (I’ve been dieting for awhile now)
5. Jumped 1100 times


Jumping rope can avoid the knee damage which may occur during running, since the impact of each jump or step is absorbed by both legs.