Couch to 5K running plan. She's very enthusiastic, and even though school has started again, she still insists on three runs a week!
So when her gym teacher told her class they would be running, one would expect my daughter to do well. But alas, she didn't like it at all. She couldn't keep up with the high pace, and like me 24 years ago, came in almost last while panting and gasping for air. If she didn't know running could be fun because of her own personal experience, she might have ended up thinking running is awful.
Her experience got me thinking. Why do so many of us have bad memories of gym class? It really is a shame! When I left high school, I did so in the firm belief that sports were definitely nót my thing! And it took about ten years and a conversation with a friend telling me that running is great for the soul, to get me to try it again.
How did you feel about gym classes in high school? Did they turn you into a runner, or just the opposite?
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