30 May 2013

Jumping Rope


Skipping Rope by Maurice Prendergast, 1892

I had a hard time learning how to jump rope. I've always been pretty klutzy, and have struggled with most activities that involve any kind of physical coordination. I couldn't seem to get the rhythm of jump roping right, and found myself getting tangled in the rope every time I tried.

One day everything just clicked and I was able to skip over the rope with ease, but I never really got the hang of jumping over it with both feet. After I attained this level of proficiency, jumping rope became my playground exercise of choice--especially since I didn't learn how to keep a hula hoop going until I was a teenager.

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