Running while juggling. A journey, an experience, and the joy it brings to all. Chronicled in words in pictures.
The Art of Juggling: A fluid motion of an object flowing through the air in perfect time-weighted harmony.
The Art of Running: Pushing the human body to its most primal desire; using the brain, physical strength, and most importantly will power.
JOGGLING: Putting the two together…
My name is Hunter. On October 28th 2012 with the help of all you fellow Kickstarters will be JOGGLING in Marine Corps Marathon. The race known as ‘The Peoples Marathon’ will be the stage for an act combining the physical demands of long distance running and the mental demands of juggling for over 4 hours.
A very little about me: I enjoy running. I’m not sure you would call me a hardcore runner, but nonetheless I do it. Everyone has their own purpose for exercising/running but for me it is a release… a time of tranquility, reflection, and joy. I think we can use those terms to describe a lot of art. Running is my art. At times its ugly and unfinished. But when you take the time to appreciate what the artist put into their work, time, sacrifice, commitment…. then you certainly see the parallels to a great painting.
I enjoy juggling. The pattern of the balls, the integration of time and motion… juggling is actually a very simple repeating math problem. Endurance juggling… anything over an hour in my book… is a true test of mental commitment.
Putting them together. You may have heard of the phenomenon of Joggling, juggling while jogging. You may have even seen someone doing it on the street. And I am willing to bet it made you smile while watching it. Imagine the reaction we will get from a sea of committed runners during the 2012 Marine Corps Marathon. Barring any unforeseen problems or injuries, the project will be completed on October 28th, 2012.
With the help of all of you this project is will bring joy, smiles, and maybe even a laugh or two to thousands of people. Once the funding is complete we will begin the open discussion ‘blog/forum’ concerning this project. I will be chronicling the progress and looking for feedback along the way. If you are interested in learning how to Joggle, we will be discussing practice tips and methods also. Some supporters ($) will be receiving special Joggling Balls and can join along in the journey.
The Book: At the end of this quest, armed with stories of highs and lows, and pictures along the way, we will be creating a book chronicling the experience in words and pictures. Some supporters will be receiving the book, but we can make it available to all after the whole process is done.
I encourage and welcome any and all comments and words of encouragement along the way!!!
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Your support is much appreciated! Stay up to date with the progress of the project via our Blog once the project is funded. Become part of our fan base, touch base with others interested in Joggling, and join the discussion.Estimated delivery:
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Crew Level Supporter – Brand new ‘never been dropped’ juggling balls are on their way to you. Thank you for the support. These are the same custom balls used by the artist. Looking to get started in the ‘Art of Joggling’… this is a great place to start. Join our community and touch base with others interested in Joggling.Estimated delivery:
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Training Partner Supporter : Your commitment to this test of the body and mind is unmatched and unwavering. The 'performance' will be captured in the timeless medium of photo and chronicled for all of history. You have earned yourself an e-book and a hand written thank you from the artist (once he recovers from the pain).Estimated delivery:
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