Monday, May 2, 2011

Day 2 - 1327 Hops

So, I'm going to be keeping track of my pogo sticking and efforts to Tread on Trafficking with Love146 here on this blog. Please keep updated on my progress and please, please, please comment!! I'm going to need all the encouragement I can get!!

So, with that disclaimer, let's begin!

Today is Day 2 of the 8 week challenge to Tread on Trafficking and I've decided I'm going to pogo stick for them in the efforts to raise money and awareness for child exploitation with Delicate Fortress.

Yesterday was uneventful. I had a speaking engagement at a church and it was raining so I didn't do any pogo sticking. I also need to mention I live on a dirt road and 2 weeks of solid rain aren't exactly conducive to pogo sticking. So, I had my husband measure and find out how far I'm going with each hop to determine how many hops make up a 1/2 mile (1/2 mile a day is my goal). It turns out I can hop 2 feet at a time, so I need 1320 hops to make up a half mile. That's a lot of hopping!

The first time I attempted to pogo stick I only could do 4 at a time at the most. Tonight I did over 100!! Yay!! And I got to 1327 hops! 1/2 mile down. 25 1/2 to go!

But, Houston, we have a problem.....because I'm using a pogo stick that is 30 years old. To say it squeaks is an understatement! By the time I got to 1000 hops tonight the poor thing sounded like it was going to fall apart! So, I'm going to write to Flybar and see if they'll help me get a new pogo stick to help fight child exploitation. Do you think they will? I'll keep you posted.

So, Love 146 here I come on my pogo stick!

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  1. So, I've liked you since my first click here, but this makes me like you more. Can't wait to see what you do with this!

  2. That's some quick commenting Amy! Thank you! I just hope my legs survive through it!