Monday, December 13, 2010

Thirteen Minutes of Jump Rope and Counting

If you follow me on Facebook or Dailymile you know that I have given myself a challenge for the month of December. It is simple the same number of exercises as the day of the month it is. When this challenge started it was pretty easy....most people can do 1 sit up, 1 push up, 1 dip, 1 squat, and 1 minute of jump rope with out too much of a problem. Fast forward to today (day 13) and I am still doing just fine with the sit ups, push ups, dips, and squats but let me tell you...the jump!! I didn't realize how much of a workout jumping rope could be. Thirteen straight minutes of jumping rope, during which time I was questioning my sanity for coming up with this challenge, and I was sweating like I had just run a 5k! Speaking of running, I need to get back on track. I need to find my groove again. I ran a whole 3 miles last week...yes T-H-R-E-E and that was only because I was so stressed out that I knew I had to get outside and escape it all for a little bit. Thank goodness for awesome friends who willingly took my kids so I could make it happen. I think the 1,000+ miles I have run so far this year are catching up with me. In fact, I recently shared with a friend that I was feeling burnt out from running. So my goal for the rest of December is to take my workouts one day at a time.

Keep running, you're simply the best, and you inspire me!!


  1. Oh wow - that sounds fun! Yet, yeah, I can see where jumping rope for 13 minutes could get sweaty! Good luck whit your challenge!

  2. Every day when I see your updates I just smile in amazement!! Jump roping is NO JOKE and you are a rock star for doing this challenge :)

    As for running, maybe your body is just telling you to take a little break. You will be back to it in no time :)

  3. Wow, thats amazing! I can barely do FOUR minutes of straight jump roping!!