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 [...]
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 [...]
The alternating criss cross will be one of the events for the 2018 Punk Rope Games. Remember to cross "down" and not "out" and to be patient on your jump.
You might recall from a recent post that I was beyond psyched about my beloved Virginia Cavaliers who had just been granted the #1 overall seed in the NCAA Men's D1 basketball tournament. And as you may know by now, Virginia became the first #1 seed in the history of the men's tournament to lose [...]
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 [...]
On Sat, Feb 17 we held an animal-themed Punk Rope benefit class at CrossFit Adoration in Bethlehem, PA and raised $511 for Peaceable Kingdom, a no-kill shelter in nearby Whitehall. The inspiration was my parents who were both animal lovers and who met in Bethlehem roughly 70 years ago. The playlist consisted of 14 kick-butt [...]
Punk Rope Games IX a Huge Success More news and pics to come, but here's the quick and dirty recap: 8 teams competed valiantly for the Punk Rope trophy with Muted Mutton (Joe Katz, Claire Francois, Rich Mudge, and Shawnette Proper) claiming the team title. There were some great costumes, some fantastic individual performances, prizes [...]