Day 4 of training for the Napa River Rock and Stroll, the 6K marathon I plan to complete while hooping, was a little more laid back than other days. Neither my hubby nor my baby felt like walking and I was a little pooped too. No pictures since I left my phone at home.
I did run into the same guy from Day 3 of training. This time he pulled out his phone and took pictures/video, so if you see those pics surface be sure to let me know! ;)
Hoop Used: 42in dia 100psi
Distance completed: 0.7 miles
Hoop Drops: NONE!!
Starting out tired makes the walk a whole lot more challenging, I’ll have to make sure I’m well rested the day of the race!
Not experiencing anymore bruising, becoming much more fluid with my stride
About Napa River Rock and Stroll and its cause:
Since Cope Family Center began, its mission has been to prevent child abuse through educating and supporting families and parents. All proceeds from Napa River Rock & Stroll will benefit Cope’s child abuse prevention programs. For more information about Napa River Rock & Stroll, please visit: www.napariverrocknstroll.org For more information about Cope Family Center, please visit: www.copefamilycenter.org
If you’re able, please consider donating towards my fundraising goal via the link below…
I spent yesterday working on a lot of chest and shoulder breaking in different ways. I’m getting pretty addicted, but the result left my arms looking pretty awful.
Taking a break on breaks today to let myself recover, but the experience reminded me of the ‘serious’ aspects of hooping and the importance to listen to your body.
The Hoop Injury Population Survey (or H.I.P.S.) is a group collecting information on hooping injuries. The more we understand the Who, What, Where, When, and Whys of hoop related injuries the safer we can be while hooping. If you’d like to support H.I.P.S.’s research please visit them on facebook or Indiegogo. If you’d like to take part in the study H.I.P.S. will be conducting an online survey beginning May 1, 2012 and running through August.
Philo Hagen recently posted an article on Hooping.org on bruising and how to handle it. Great information and definitely worth the read.