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Jumping Rope Is Hard!

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sun, 16 Oct 2016 15:01:06 GMT  <== Glory ==> 

At the farmer's market yesterday morning, there was a lady from the local hospital offering to give away a cheap jumprope and water bottle to anybody who would jump for one minute. I did it, but boy was I out of breath afterwards. I did it using the skipping method, not hopping up and down with both feet.

I thought I was in pretty good shape, from walking and bicycle riding every day, but one minute jumping rope showed me that I was fooling myself.

The rope is now hanging on my bedroom door, where I will hopefully see it and jump every day, the hard way. I did 15 jumps this morning. In a couple of weeks, that should be a hundred, and I'll be in much better aerobic shape for it.

Jump rope and water bottle

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