Jumping Rope [Day 2]



I have 1/15th of the challenge completed already! Time “flies” when you’re jumping rope (get it?).

Again, I’m pumped that over 38 people have joined the BLOGRIMAGE, though I’m quantitatively unaware of the spectator verses participants categories. Still, people are journeying on  deep, vulnerable, shocking, hilarious and admirable blogs—so glad I get to be part! I’m inspired by all your quests.

This guy (http://rob-writinobama.blogspot.com) is writing a blog to President Obama Everyday! So cool.

Today, I am sore in the strangest places: primarily, the top of my feet—an area typically reserved for shoelaces. Also, this is the first time I am putting up un-funny shirtless pictures on the internet. This girl Crystal got really awkward today when I started a conversation with her by saying, “I put up shirtless pictures on the internet last night.” Go figure. I’m not trying to show off (not that there’s much to see), but I love seeing before and after pictures. To me, that’s worth a little of the awkwardness.

Found out 3 people at my school are jumping rope. One of them is the school bus driver. He’s like a combination of Jason Statham from the Transporter mixed with Annyong from Arrested Development. Jumping rope is the latest rage!

Progress:

1. Getting more skilled. I went 100 in a row using a brisk pace.
2. My right foot typically goes higher than my left, but I’m correcting that.
3. I did 5 double-unders in a row
4. I can now sprint faster by alternating legs
5. My calves want to cramp up at the end
6. Sore everywhere!

Jumping Rope Trivia:

“Jumping rope can burn up to 1000 calories per hour, making it one of the most efficient workouts possible. It tones muscles in the entire body, developing long, lean muscles in all major groups, both upper and lower. Jumping rope optimizes cardiovascular conditioning and maximizes athletic skills by combining agility, coordination, timing and endurance.” [http://www.fitfaq.com/jumping-rope-benefits.html]