We first met Scott and the 2008 IJA Joggling Championships. He was a great competitor and has kindly agreed to an interview. Scott currently lives in in Colorado Springs, but was originally from South Louisiana. He is a professional writer, having published 7 books among other things, but primarily makes his living writing professional resumes.
What is the story of how you learned to juggle?
ANTHONY: Taught myself many years ago, but only did the cascade. (There’s other patterns?) Then attended the Denver IJA Convention in 1988, and that really psyched me up. Especially the club passing. My juggling, teaching others, performing, etc. has continually moved up since that time.
When did you start joggling?
ANTHONY: At that Denver Convention. I figured being a runner and being able to juggle made both fit together.
Why did you start joggling?
ANTHONY: I like challenges.
How many races have you done while joggling?
ANTHONY: About 30.
What are some of your favorites?
ANTHONY: Boulder Bolder – Crescent City Classic – Phoenix Rock & Roll Marathon (Where I think I set the record for being the oldest Marathon Joggler.)
What are some of your most interesting joggling stories?
ANTHONY: I passed up some 7000 runners in Phoenix, and their comments were funny. Trail courses, where you have 90 degree turns and up and down steep hills, are interesting. And I joggled a 5K with clubs in about 30 minutes.
What kind of training do you do? How fast do you run?
ANTHONY: In high school and college, it was hard every day. Then it became hard/easy. Now it’s a lot more easy than hard. I do like to run fast – and that involves intervals – and hurting. I like to think that no one can make themselves hurt like I can. (That wasn’t evident in Lexington as I have a groin injury and ran just to participate and meet other jogglers.)
Do you eat a special diet?
ANTHONY: Yes, food.
How long do you think you will keep joggling?
ANTHONY: Probably no more than a day or two after death.
Do you have any advice for would-be jogglers?
ANTHONY: In what? Religion? Politics?
Where do you see the sport of joggling in 10 years?
ANTHONY: Growing – but it depends about 95% on the publicity it gets.
Is there anything I didn’t ask that you thought I should?
ANTHONY: Yes, whether I like blonds, brunettes, or redheads better?
Thanks Scott. You’re a real hoot! If you’d like to find out more about Scott’s resume writing service, check out his website www.impressive-resumes-4u.com.
And check out our interviews with juggling runners page to learn about more jogglers around the world.