Here’s another email from a relatively new skipper…
I am a recently out-of-the-closet skipper. I’m a distance runner, slow but steady, and a coach I worked with this past fall suggested skipping as a way to be a faster runner. In the process, I re-learned how wonderful skipping feels, the joy of moving through the air like I did when I was a kid. Who knew? (YOU did!!)
It is true that skipping can make you a better runner! When I first started skipping I HATED running! Hated it! Hated it! Hated it! But skipping helped me start experimenting with it a bit more. Now I will walk a block, run a block, walk a block, skip a block, etc. It really spices up my workout and keeps it from getting boring!
I dare you to skip for an entire block the next time you are out for a walk or a run!