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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 [...]

2018 Punk Rope Games Results

COSTUME CONTEST Jumprassic Park 37 Los Frijoles 32 Blues Jumpers 30 Sleepy Heads 27 Fantastic Beasts 26 Flavor Town 24 Make America Grape Again 22 Space Force 20 STRADDLES Fantastic Beasts 92 Blues Jumpers 87 Make America Grape Again 82 Space Force 76 Sleepy Heads 72 Jumprassic Park 67 Flavor Town 49 Los Frijoles 42 [...]

A gizmo that counts your jumps!

Counting successful jumps is one way to measure progress. Perhaps when you first started jumping rope, 50 jumps seemed liked an unattainable goal. But maybe now you're aiming for 250 or 500 or even 1,000. Some people can keep a running tally in their head as they jump, but not me. I get distracted pretty [...]

By | 2018-04-28T10:14:00+00:00 April 28th, 2018|jump rope challenge, jump ropes, rope jumping basics|0 Comments

No obstacle is too great

If you follow the Punk Rope Instagram feed (and if you don't we invite you to do so) you might have thought we won our 6th consecutive City Challenge 5K obstacle race on Saturday in Jersey City, NJ. Well that's actually a bit of an exaggeration although not quite fake news. We did win...in a [...]

Challenge of the Week • 3/12/18-3/18/18

When you think of St. Patrick's Day you might visualize a grand parade, green beer, and four-leaf clovers, but did you know about the St. Patrick's Cross and St. Patrick's Bell? Neither did we. Well in honor of St. Patrick, this week's jump rope challenge combines the cross, the bell jump, and push-ups. You have [...]

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

Punk Rope Challenge #1

Some of you have been clamoring for a jump rope challenge for months now. We heard you so here it is! In honor of Heather and Shana who just skipped (as in jump roped) the Rock 'N' Roll 5K in Philly, this challenge will focus on rope jumping various distances for time. But you also [...]

By | 2018-02-13T17:47:03+00:00 October 19th, 2017|fitness challenge, jump rope event, rope jumping basics|0 Comments