I've been working on strengthening through jump training as well. My standing broad jump went from 4'7" to 5'10" (I thought it was more, but mismeasured); matching one's height is generally the goal, so I'm just short. I improved my vertical leap to 16 inches, which is okay.
But, more importantly, I'm running a bit. I've slowed down from the 8.5 minute miles I was doing recently to 9.5-10 again, but I'm doing more miles, often twice a day.
What this blog needs another creepy photo.