167 Joggling Toward Inner Focus With World Champion Joggler, Gabrielle Foran

November 28, 2016

Gabrielle Foran is a world champion joggler. Joggling is sport which combines jogging with juggling. Gabrielle has been a runner for nine years and has been joggling for about three years. The International Joggling Association, IGA, is where Gabrielle got her first world record. It was in the woman's 3 ball 1600 metre. She ran it in 5:58 which beat the previous record that was set in 1989 by 19 seconds. The IJA has had championships since the 1980's. Gabrielle is highly competitive and also enjoys swimming.

Contact Info

  • Twitter: @ForanConcept

Most Influential Person

  • My friend Mike, who initially challenged me to a 5-kilometer joggling race

Effect on Emotions

  • I don't know if joggling has really made that significant a change, because it's similar to running which I had already done for several years before getting involved in joggling. I find that I can reach the same kind of emotional state as I can with running, when I joggle. So it's really just a different way to get to the same place.

Thoughts on Breathing

  • Breathing is something that I don't really think about. My coach says that I only breathe through my nose when I joggle. I think that I actually breathe through my mouth a bit, but really I try not to because something that I noticed when I first started running was that if you breathe through your mouth, your mouth gets really dry, and that's not comfortable. I try to stay away from doing a lot of that.

Suggested Resources

  • Book: What The Best College Teachers Do by Ken Bain
  • App: N/A

Advice for Newbie

I would tell them to thing about things they do often or things they enjoy doing and to consider how they prepare to do those things, what they things about while they're doing it, how they feel, what physical motions are they going through as they're doing it. If they can get into thinking about that, maybe they can start applying the same ideas to tasks they are less comfortable with or enjoy less. Maybe the habit can become a more positive experience for them.