So I’m trying to get into the habit of writing something here every week while I’m still in Korea, and I’m going start with 줄넘기 (jump rope).
I found out that even in a seemingly uncommon sport like jump rope, some people are completely amazing and probably invested their life into it.
Mix of pity and admiration for him right??
I decided that since I haven’t been doing any team sports in Korea, I should start exercising more. And now that I have invested like $4 in a skipping rope, I guess I am committed. I tried four times now, and its kind of cool because my timing was a lot better today, and I can do that thing where you cross your arms while swinging, and also swing the rope around twice in one jump. Impressed??
My ESL students vehemently told me those tricks are easy and they would like to show me up when they have a chance. Apparently Korean students jump rope all the time at school and at home, and they they can do triple jumps even, although I doubt that.
One 9 year old student excitedly told me: “Me jumprope 100 every morning, because I want to skinny.”
I think I tried to skip to 1000 when I was that age, but then gave up on it…until now.