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Overcoming adversity to jump rope a 5K

Almost exactly one year ago I had to withdraw from the 2017 Rock ‘n’ Roll 5K in Philadelphia because of a torn calf muscle. I was extremely disappointed because I had trained hard for the race, was looking forward to it, and the injury seemed to come out of nowhere. I immediately registered for the [...]

Letting Go of the Outcome

In the photo above, four Punk Ropers are playing a game called Triangle Tag. Emanuel in orange is trying to use his quickness and agility to tag Elizabeth (in the blue top with grey pants) while Elena and Seitu do their best to "protect" her. While everyone is working hard I sincerely doubt any of [...]

By | 2018-07-25T11:37:03+00:00 July 25th, 2018|inspiration, mindfulness, motivation|0 Comments

Strong Body, Strong Brain

When most of us think of exercise we tend to focus on its physical benefits and especially how exercise improves our appearance. But there's a solid body of research emerging about how strengthening your body can also strengthen your brain and improve memory, concentration, mental health, creativity, and even offer some protection against dementia. In fact, cognitive [...]

Jump rope philosophy

The word "spring" makes me think about jumping rope and as the weather warms up here in the Northeast I have certainly been jumping more with the hope of jump roping another 5K in the next several months, but more importantly with the hope of getting back into decent physical condition. But lately I've also [...]

By | 2018-02-28T13:20:40+00:00 February 28th, 2018|meditation, mind-body connection, mindfulness, motivation|0 Comments

Don’t Stop Moving

Admittedly I've been at a loss for words lately. Sometimes that happens when you feel like the world is going to hell in a hand basket. But one thing I firmly believe in is not giving up, not quitting, and not letting your adversaries get the better of you. I'll try to keep this short [...]

By | 2016-11-11T14:44:18+00:00 November 11th, 2016|mind-body connection, mindfulness, motivation|0 Comments

Skipping My Convictions

Yesterday's #gettothepoint5k was challenging, physically and mentally. After mile 1, my rope froze, forcing me to jump much higher than I had planned with each revolution of the rope. I didn't trip once in the first mile. Afterwards, in the words of the man who won't be president "it was a disaster." I tripped...a lot. [...]

By | 2018-02-13T17:47:04+00:00 October 10th, 2016|jump rope event, mind-body connection, mindfulness, motivation|0 Comments

Getting Out of An Exercise Slump, Part 2

I've been following Leo Babauta's Zen Habit blog for some time now. I highly recommend it. Consider subscribing. This post is adapted from Leo's blog. Now here's Leo: I know a lot of people who fall into a slump, losing the habit of exercise. It’s hard to get out of a slump like that. It’s [...]

How to Get Out of An Exercise Funk

It happens to all of us. We don't want to get out of bed let alone go to the gym and work out or go for a run. Even a walk to the fridge might seem like a tall order. Recently one of my buddies had a bad case of the exercise blues and turned [...]

By | 2018-02-13T17:47:05+00:00 September 21st, 2016|exercise anxiety, mindfulness, motivation|0 Comments
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