Who like gym in school?

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Who like gym in school?
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Mon, 10-27-2008 - 11:21am
Posting in the daily journal below made me think about how much I hated gym when I was in school. I wasn't really good at anything and it seemed like you had to know what you were doing right off the bat, no instruction, no learning curve. And even though I enjoy being active, I'm not an "athlete" - I don't have that kind of ability. So I was always the person hiding behind someone else when teams were picked, etc. I'm curious what everyone else's experiences were like.

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Mon, 10-27-2008 - 11:24am
Ok - so it's supposed to be "who liked gym in school", not "who like gym in school". LOL!!
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Mon, 10-27-2008 - 11:27am
I hated gym in school. I was very tall and skinny and clumsy and never got picked for ball teams, etc. I was so embarrassed all the time and never seemed to be able to do anything right. By my sr. year in high school I had gained a little self confidence (I was on the track and cross country teams) and was able to march into gym class a little less anxious than I had in previous years but I still felt like it was the worst 60 minutes possible. I'd had rather sat through two periods of pre-calculus than one gym class. lol

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Mon, 10-27-2008 - 11:29am
Hated it in elementary school!





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Mon, 10-27-2008 - 11:29am

Oh, I hated it. Absolutely hated it. I was always picked last and it was just mortifying. I had pretty bad asthma as a child which was an issue at times too.

I was only required to do a year of PE in high school and it was NOT co-ed and that was better. Come to think of it, I kind of liked it because none of us were really very good at anything and we spent the entire year just doing different sports. I enjoyed being able to try new things in a pressure-free environment.

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Mon, 10-27-2008 - 11:37am
I had undiagnosed asthma as a child, too. I think it's why I was so bad at running.





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Mon, 10-27-2008 - 1:02pm

No one really takes into consideration how awkward and difficult it must be to be young and tall and thin. It always seemed like such a benefit to me because

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Mon, 10-27-2008 - 1:06pm
I forgot about field days.
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Mon, 10-27-2008 - 1:15pm

I went to an all girls high school and I think that helped me feel less self-conscious but it didn't make me any better at knowing what to do and being competent at it.


"I kind of liked it because none of us were really very good at anything and we spent the entire year just doing differnent sports."

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Mon, 10-27-2008 - 1:18pm
No, I don't think so, either (that it's improved). The kids here tell me about what they do in gym and most of them hate it, too. It's just like anything else, you really have to be innovative and enthusiastic to get k ids to enjoy something, especially if it doesn't come naturally to them.
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Mon, 10-27-2008 - 4:10pm

"I can still remember the standouts in gym - all through school. I really envied them.






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