20-16-10 ladder of Star Jumps, Squat Jumps, High Kneed running plus lap of grass which is about 250m. Some made it in 2:45 for which they were suitably rewarded (not).
Nothing very exciting - but I'm just pleased I'm getting reasonably close given where the class is aimed for (not my age or flexibility level)
What has been interesting is that over the past year I have learned to jump again. I used to jump as a trampolinist would - one foot slightly behind the other (like stamping your foot). That was just my sporting background - not jumping but "leaping" - netball and athletics mostly. I've had to unlearn that and now I can jump 2 footed - and am learning to tuck jump. When I started somewhere I saw the title - White men can't jump. I nodded in quiet agreement.
I'm impressed as I an completely stuck to the ground. There's no spring in these legs. (Compared with my friend Ian who, in rogaines, leaps over fences in a single bound and then wonders why I'm not following). Another Victorian orienteer, Simon, used to be a professional ballet dancer and is incredibly flexible - getting over and under things as though they are not even there.
I finally bought a skipping rope. Today I managed 20 jumps before I tripped over it. Then I had to sit down and catch my breath.
PrueD - I can jump much higher when I do the "offset" jumping method. About twice as high as "two footed". My real aim is to be able to do a box jump - the box is about 40cm high. Realistically I think it is all in my head.
Jenny - the real trick with skipping is to get the rope at the exactly correct length. It makes sooo much difference.