My World and Welcome to It!

These are my thoughts and opinions about life in general. I also get daily prompts from DSP which inspire me to write. If I throw in some scrapbook pages I've done, photos I've taken, and stories about me, you will have an idea about my loony life!

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Physical Ed Class

Blog Prompt: Did you have P.E. in junior (middle) and/or high school?

I had PE in junior high and high school and hated every minute of it. Of course I went through the humiliation and bullying in the locker room. Being smaller than most girls, I was a late bloomer in the physical attributes too so they made fun of me. I finally figured out that the “cool” girls were always late to class and the first ones to leave. So if I changed quickly I could be out of there before they arrived and if I helped clean up from the activities, they were gone before I got to the locker room.

Then of course there were the actual activities. My asthma gave me fits if anything involved running like field hockey, or track events. I liked archery but that was about the only thing I could do. I was terrible in team sports and due to my huge coke bottle like glasses, I had no depth perception. I constantly was hit in the face by volleyballs and basketballs. I couldn’t even swing and hit the ball in tennis or softball. Catching a softball in the outfield was a nightmare but the team who was stuck with me usually put me in center field where most girls could not even hit a ball so I was safe. Also in high school we were required to take swimming and I thought I would have a nervous breakdown. Luckily I have eczema and the chlorine in the pool only aggravated my skin condition so I was allowed to do something else.

Needless to say, PE was my most hated subject in all my school years.

Original image: 'jump rope' http://www.flickr.com/photos/40685310@N00/9365682 by: Chad Nicholson

2 comments:

Tink said...

I never would have figured with all the hiking you do now.

Tammy said...

There aren't too many of us who really did like PE