Days 35 and 36: 59 and 133 Juggles (1st Time Over 100 Since I broke My Toe Dancing)! Plus: Mental Toughness, I’ll be on TV Again, and Go Washington Spirit!

Screen Shot 2014-08-09 at 12.25.40 PMYesterday we decided to just do one try and not push my toe too hard.  I got 59 on my first try and then stopped.  Today, I was feeling a little better, but I was having a hard time getting into any groove.  I am still focused on healing my toe.  Even though I really wanted to get a good number, I was a little frustrated and really had to think about how badly I wanted to do this for St. Jude.  I even felt really sad for a few minutes.  Then I gave it one last shot, and guess what?  I FINALLY got over 100 for the first time since I broke my toe!  I got 133. I was really tired but felt really happy.  I am learning so much about how important it is to stay positive and focused when things don’t come easily.

There was a family at the track who I know from school and it was pretty cool because they were out at the field trying to learn how to juggle because they had seen my videos and they were inspired.  That made me feel really good. I told them that I could remember when I could only do 12 juggles in a row. You have to start somewhere when you have a goal.

Speaking of goals, my goal is to raise $25,000 for St. Jude Hospital by juggling till the end of August.  Please, please, please DONATE NOW to help me reach my goal and to help the kids at St. Jude.  So far, I’ve raised more than $15,000, but that means I need a lot more.  This is such an amazing place.  Every bit helps!

Catch Juggling for Jude on tomorrow’s KTVU Fox Morning Show tomorrow (Sunday) on Bay Area TV between 7am and 10am (or on KTVU.com)! And then my podcast with Jason Ackerman’s Squat Therapy Show will be online on Monday.  Hopefully the more I get on TV and other shows, the more people who will donate to St. Jude!

Thank you!

~Hollis

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PS I’ll be rooting for YAEL AVERBUCH and the Washington Spirit in their game tonight! Yael is an amazing soccer player, and I am so thankful for her, since she made this video about Juggling for Jude!

 

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