Days 25 and 26: 151 and 98 Juggles. Plus I’m Tired but Inspired!

FILLYFANjugglingOn Monday, I took the day off after my record juggle of 326 on Sunday. Yesterday I got 151 and today was only my second time under 100 since week one (I got 98).  I was at camp all day then had 3 hours of dance class. Then I went out to juggle, and the winds were so gusty I had to wait till later.  Plus, we all wanted to watch our amazing friend, Marcus Filly, compete in the second event at the CrossFit Games.  He was AWESOME to watch! I felt so inspired, so I decided to wear my mom’s FILLY FAN shirt while I juggled.  I got super hot, so I took it off, but not before my mom got this picture of me in it!  I’m sending all my good thoughts to Marcus.  He started the competition off with a lower finish than he wanted, but he’s already fighting back. I can relate to that, because I sometimes have to fight my frustration to get a higher juggle number.  Even when I’m super tired like today.  Tomorrow is another day of chances for me and Marcus, and I think we will do great! I know I’ll be cheering for him!

By the way, I’m getting close to the $11,000 mark for St. Jude Hospital!  This is so amazing!  My new goal is $20,000 by the end of August, and I think we can do it!  I’m going to keep juggling when I’m tired, because it’s the least I can do for the sick kids at St. Jude.  They need my help!

Please, please donate if you can, and tell all of your friends, especially if they love kids, or soccer, or the CrossFit Games, or sports, or helping other people, or just being nice people. That about covers everyone! 🙂

Thanks for the support!



Day One High Score: 94 Juggles (plus a few thoughts)


Yesterday was my first official day of Juggling for Jude.  We were pretty busy, and I was rushing to get the juggling done before some family came over to watch the USA World Cup soccer game against Portugal.  I only had a few minutes, and to be honest, I was pretty tired.  But, I knew it was important to get the juggling done.  My first few tries were rocky, but I know from experience that you have to stick with it and not get frustrated.  After a couple of smaller numbers, I got a good streak and hit 94. It’s not a record but I was fine with that for today. You can see the video here.

  I was thinking that even if I’m tired, there are kids with cancer who need my help. 

Then I went home and watched that USA soccer game–that was amazing, but I sure wish they had won! 

Thanks for your support, and don’t forget to donate now or pledge a per-juggle dollar amount on my Juggling for Jude Facebook page!  Please tell your friends and family, too!