5035Re: [JUGGLING_GA] Fwd: Juggling article good read, enjoy!
- Jul 27, 2014I am out of the office at a Dude Ranch in Idaho with limited access to internet and cell service. I will be checking messages and will get back to you as soon as I can. Thank you for your patience.
On Jul 21, 2014, at 8:52 AM, Caroline carlislec@... [JUGGLING_GA] <JUGGLING_GA@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
> Guy joggled a marathon backwards! > > ---------- Forwarded message ---------- > From: Andy Creed <andycreed@...> > Date: Mon, Jul 21, 2014 at 7:53 AM > Subject: Juggling article good read, enjoy! > To: Carlisle Creed <carlislec@...>, alan tidwell <gtkendama@...> > > [image: Salter juggling 1.jpg] > > (Photo: Bruce Graner/bgraner@... ) > CONNECTTWEET > <https://twitter.com/intent/tweet?url=http%3A//on.pnj.com/1jPlNHN&text=Pensacola%20man%20juggles%20through%20adventure&via=> > LINKEDIN > <http://www.linkedin.com/shareArticle?url=http%3A//on.pnj.com/1jPlNHN&mini=true> > COMMENTEMAILMORE > > You're going to drop the ball. Count on it. No matter what you do in life, > sooner or later, you're going to drop the ball. > > That's OK. Joe Salter has dropped a few in his life, and he's a world > record juggler. The key is to not worry about dropping the ball. > > The key, Salter said, "is picking it up after you drop it." > > Salter, 33, is the author of "Juggling through the Jungle," a recently > released children's book about a boy who juggles through the jungle, > meeting a variety of animals along the way. Each animal leaves the boy with > a new ball and an important life lesson. Salter, a married father of two > who lives in Marcus Pointe, has long used juggling as a motivational tool, > and the book is another extension of that motivational urge. > > "I hope the book inspires kids to not give up and go for their goals," said > Salter, a licensed mental health counselor who graduated from Pensacola > Catholic High and the University of West Florida. "It teaches kids to stay > balanced." > > And don't worry about dropping the ball. It happens. > > "To be a good juggler, you have to have a short-term memory," Salter said > while juggling three orange balls in his front yard. "The only bad drop is > a drop you don't pick up." > > Salter, who has used his "motivational juggling" skills to entertain and > inspire children at numerous schools and hospitals, isn't your > run-of-the-mill juggler. He's a running juggler, a "joggler," whose > greatest feats go far beyond standard juggling. About 26 miles beyond. > > Last year, he set a world record for "joggling" backward during the Quad > City Marathon in Illinois. Salter finished the 26-mile course in five hours > and 51 minutes. He juggled three balls the whole time, while running > backward. He had two drops after the 23-mile mark when he stepped in > potholes. > > After he crossed the finish line, Salter was disoriented for a bit. > > "I had cramps, spasms in my legs," he said. "And I didn't turn around at > all, so when I stopped and walked forward it was like the earth was > shaking." > > It's not Salter's only foray into extreme juggling. He's also finished a > triathlon -- biking, running and swimming -- while juggling. > > He juggled two balls while bike riding, juggling with one hand and steering > with the other. During the swimming portion, he swam on his back juggling. > > "These records, one of the reasons I do those kind of events, is to use the > stories and experiences to inspire kids," he said. > > It was his father, Mickey Salter, who inspired him. > > Mickey Salter, a musician and actor at one time, was also a juggler who > entertained on riverboats on the Mississippi River. He inspired his son to > learn to juggle at age 9. > > "I'd practice in my grandma's basement and show her my new tricks," he > said. "I'd run around the neighborhood juggling." > > So the son learned too, but he mainly used his juggling skills to enhance > his eye-hand coordination to assist him in basketball, which he played at > Catholic High. > > He left juggling behind for a while but picked it back up at the University > of West Florida. > > "I mainly used it as stress relief and to cheer people up," he said. "I > worked hospital transport, and I'd use juggling to cheer patients up." > > He said the book pushes juggling -- his passion -- but it is more about > motivation. > > "It all comes together with positive messages." > > *In you go* > > Joe Salter will sign and read copies of his book, "Juggling through the > Jungle" at 11 a.m. Aug. 9 at Barnes & Noble, 1200 Airport Blvd. > > Details: www.jugglingthroughthejungle.com. > > -- > The Reynoldstown Sun > 404.584.8180 > > Available at select locations! > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed] >
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