February 6, 2008 at 7:39 am
It can be tricky juggling my schedule to make sure I get my runs in while I’m training for the half-marathon. Thankfully, I am not literally juggling while training, but that is evidently an option. Some guy ran a marathon while “joggling” back in October, and he had a damn good time too 2:52:15. He’s now the Guinness World Record holder, taking it back from another guy he’s been competing against. You’d think joggling would be weird enough that no one else in the world would be doing it. I couldn’t run a marathon that fast even if I wasn’t juggling. And just to show off he chewed gum at the same time.
What other weird things could people do while running? I could try to crochet and run, but I’d have to loop the yarn around my head in a big hank and I’d probably strangle myself. I once read a book while I walked, but I doubt I could do that while running. My arm would get tired holding a book in one position instead of moving back in forth in a normal running stride. I would settle for just being able to juggle, never mind juggling while running.