Saturday, May 19, 2007

On not looking at the ball

Perry is correct- you juggle by feel and keep your eyes on the road. In fact, I have found that my juggling pattern runs so close to my body and just a bit below my eye level, so there really isn't a way to watch the balls at all. Most juggling is like this. Your brain knows where the balls will be after you throw them, not your eyes.

Thanks to all for well-wishes. I completed the run in record time (for me), 3 hours 8 minutes for the 20 miles, even with the addition of three miles of joggling. Over $1500 raised for refugees. Yay! If you'd like to learn more about LIRS and its ministry, visit their web site.

2 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the great run and the money raised for charity. Let me know about the next time you do a joggling race.

    I'm curious, did you have any drops?

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  2. I did have a couple of drops. I flinched at some traffic a time or two a busier road- and then towards the end of the run the walkers were crossing paths with the runners to get to their proper timing chutes, and I dropped there.

    I learned that bending over to pick up a ball when you've already been running 20 miles is somewhat difficult. Stiff.

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