From sam, Age 13 - 08/24/02 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
School is starting again, and that means I'll have gym class, every other day. Four times a year, we have to run a mile, but I can't do it. We get 15 minutes and I'm always last to finish. No one teases me, or anything, but I just want to be able to do this. We also have to run and do a lot of physical labor, but our gym teacher is evil and hates overweight people. What am I gonna do?
Reply from manda jh, Age 14 - 08/24/02  - IP#:
Yeah, I also disagree with John (no offense(: )
As Jessika said, don't run away from the problem.
And start running. If you have a goal, which is to get faster... do all the right things. Like, if you're trying to lose weight too... go on a diet (stick to it!) and run/walk, say a mile a day, or half a mile. But walk sometimes. Go slow at first, and gradually pick up speed after you've been doing it for a week or so. You'll get in shape for running, and lose weight if you're on a diet. And thinner people get tired out less easily. So that will also help you to get better, because you get tired less, which makes you be able to go faster. ;-) I hope you try something like this. I really think it would work well. ;-) Email me
Reply from Jessika, Age 13 - 08/24/02  - IP#:
No i disagree with john.. you sholdnt run away from the problem. I think its great your doing it for yourself! You should try jogging everyday. Every week or so you should jogg a little further. Soon youll be able to beat everyone, you being overweight or not. Have fun and good luck!
Reply from JOHN, Age 15 - 08/24/02  - IP#: