"I live by the code, 'Ever try, ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.'" - LA Sarmiento(This original quote is attributed to Samuel Beckett)LA Sarmiento is a jumper in the Philippines and previous student of mine. I've spent a good amount of time coaching LA, but this is the first time we really had a long chat, and boy did he deliver! We dive deep into a lot of topics, including how LA has managed his asthma with sports, his experience with competitive tennis and how that has influenced his jumping, why trial and error is foundational to both jump rope and programming, maintaining an optimistic mindset, and a bunch more!