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I Hated Physical Education Class

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    Because Of Miss Thomas

    I never especially disliked PE until I started secondary school. At my very first PE lesson we were scheduled to do gymnastics, but I had brought only my outdoor kit for hockey. When I started to change into this kit, I was told by the teacher Miss Thomas that I could not wear my...
    bethturner bethturner 26-30, F 6 Responses May 21, 2011

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    So Painful!

    I swear, my high school PE coach was trying to kill me. My class was ninety minutes long, which meant speed walking a mile, then jogging the straights for a mile, then push-ups, lunges, and reverse lunges. I cannot do a push-up. Period. Sit-ups and crunches yes, but not push...
    delirium delirium 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 20, 2010

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    I Hated Gym When I Was In School

    i wasnt a fat kid. i was a normal weight. 5'5" 145lbs. but i hated gym. it hurt when i would do the mile run. my ribs would hurt like hell for some reason. i was out of shape. they would make me play basketball and soccer. i hate sports. the only sport i liked was racket and...
    siciliana88 siciliana88 18-21, F Apr 18, 2010

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    Always Hated It!!!

    i always remember when all us kids had to divide ourselves into teams to play sports and things, and i always remember the last 2 people to pick from was me and the fat guy with glasses!!! lol
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 4 Responses Sep 19, 2010

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    Phys Ed...Not Appropriate For All Students

    I suffered in physical education class. I have mental retardation due to a genetic condition. You might not believe that a person with mental retardation can write so well. Although I was born with abnormal brain and body and no understanding of social skills, I was also born...
    rahayel rahayel 26-30, F Jul 23, 2013

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    Pe

    What a waste of my life. I could have been taking a useful class instead of this one but NO! my state requires PE.  The activities we do in there arent even productive. They totally dont help people lose weight and have a better body. 
    reset reset 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 26, 2010

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    Locker Rooms Were Horrible

    Phys. ed. class for me was just a perfect storm of reasons why I should hate the entire experience. First, like several others here have mentioned, I was rather tall and gangly for my age, and although I wasn't horrible at athletic activities I was pretty uncoordinated at times...
    smallbladder77 smallbladder77 31-35, M 3 Responses Mar 15, 2013

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    As If I Didn't Feel Like Enough Of A Dork

    I couldn't do handstands or cartwheels. They made me wear dark green shorts, and a white shirt that had snap buttons. I couldn't climb the rope to the top of course. If I saw a ball coming at me, I would duck. Volleyball made my forearm all red. I just sucked! I loved weight...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 18, 2010

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    Results

    I was out of shape so it was kind of hard, but it wasn't enough to actually put me in better shape so i didn't enjoy it. When i got into weights i got into way better shape. It was a lot harder, but i got results from it.
    Arorin Arorin 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 2, 2010

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    Badminton

    Once, I didn't hate PE but it all changed when our PE teacher shouted at me and embarrassed me in front of the class. We were playing badminton at that time. Well, it was only a practice. It was my turn to hit the shuttlecock. I have problems with my eyes. I can't see things...
    freakingout123 freakingout123 16-17, F Aug 19, 2012

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    Just Bad!

    I don't have good high school memories, why, because I was absolutely lousy in Phys. Ed. Talk about low morale. Couldn't kick a football if my life depended on it. couldn't wrestle my way out of a paper bag. ran like a constipated dog and of course "threw like a girl". I was all...
    paddytram paddytram 56-60, M 2 Responses Jun 3, 2010

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    Yuck

    No-one would want me on their team or next to them. Everyone laughed at my attempts. I enjoyed when we did dancing but no one wanted to be my partner. Still I went. Still I was mocked.
    JadedJewel JadedJewel 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 25, 2011

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    P.E Torture

    I am a complete loser and failure in Phys Ed. I suck so bad, I'll make anyone seem like a pro at any sport. I am so slow, that I failed on the Progressive Aerobic Cardiovascular Endurance Run (PACER). The score I got was an 8, while most people score 20 or above. I also got an F...
    AJ235atyomama AJ235atyomama 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 29, 2013

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    P.e. Is For Poorly Executed

    I've always hated P.E. Teachers yelling at you for not being fast enough ("GO FASTER!" "But coach, I'm going as fast as I can! What do you expect? Me to be a professional track star?" "YES! GO FASTER!"), people trying to bully you ("LOL You can't run!" "I have a medical issue...
    Valkon Valkon 13-15 Jun 21, 2010

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    Present Tense

    For me it translate as "I hate physical Education Class" because I am still in school.  That's why I took JROTC instead.  NO way they are going to make me exercise cause I'm very lazy :)
    XxJamberxX XxJamberxX 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 16, 2011

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    Social Reasons

    I didn't hate PE because of the exercise. I hated it because I did not fit in. You know how it goes...last one chosen on a team,etc.
    projectingexperience projectingexperience 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 2, 2010

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    Ugh The Bane Of My Life Lol

    seriously, its not so bad now, but before it was like having to run in this park, for several laps and at the start there was this hill..expect it didn't look likea hill cuz of the road, and you'dhave to take these corners and **** ugh..i wasn't born for running continousally! no...
    lmpulsive lmpulsive 18-21, M Mar 28, 2011

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    I Did

    i hated PE or health class. i was always made fun in pe. you are skinny , you are weak . you are gay. which i am not gay.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 2, 2010

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    Leotards

    does any one well im thinking females here remember those those horrible nylon leotrds when gymnastics was all the rage. itchy and sweaty and shrunk in the wash. uggh and smelly gym changing rooms, playing hockey on freezing mornings. no wonder i didint like pe plus my pe...
    prettyflamingo prettyflamingo 41-45, F 9 Responses May 10, 2012

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    Sucked.

    Let's see, I've always been chubby, so not really up for running and all that.  Especially not when they would take us out to the track in late spring heat for that mile-run crap.  Bascially, gym was nothing but cruel torture devised to humilate, once you reached...
    BellasHappyPlace BellasHappyPlace 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 24, 2010

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    Unskilled

    I mostly hated PE because of my lack of skill at the games they made us play. When we just ran the track or went to the weight room I was perfectly fine. Unfortuantely those days were few and far between.
    sevenbrokenmirrors sevenbrokenmirrors 31-35, M May 31, 2011

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    With A Passion.

    I hated physical education class (gym class, as it was always called here) with a passion. I was very overweight throughout my childhood & teen years & used to get absolutely tortured in gym class because of it. The fact that I didn't know how to play any of the sports that...
    lyricalongings lyricalongings 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 17, 2010

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    For a slow mover such

    as myself, exercise can be a real strain. It is particularly awful in my case because I tend to walk in a very slow manner so running was out of the question, even if I tried to - I would slow everyone down. If it was anything involving a ball, I would just end up losing...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M Feb 13

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    I Hated Sports And Gym Classes

              I grew up in Ohio in the 1960s.   In Ohio it was required (mandatory) that all male students would be required to take P.E (Gym) classes all the way through the twelth grade.   I managed to get by in...
    bobbie13 bobbie13 56-60, T 4 Responses Sep 19, 2010

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    Never No Fun.

    PE was always my least favorite class. I mean, there were games I liked and was good at and had fun playing, but for the most part, I hated it. I could never quite do the laps or run like everyine else because of my asthma. I was always picked last for like kickball and all...
    Littledove Littledove 18-21, F Oct 1, 2010

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    Really Bad

    It's not that I was clumsy or in bad shape, because I had the fortune to inherit coordination and flexibility from my parents, but as bad as it may sound, and I know it is, I always despised the physical education class. I always saw it as a waste of time, and energy, and back...
    sweetmeisje sweetmeisje 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 17, 2010

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    So Lame.

    My Dad participated in sports when he was younger. Despite his efforts to get me involved in sports, too, I never took to it. I think the one year I on the softball team was torturous for the both of us. It's not that I am not a physical person. I was somewhat active in high...
    AzaleaElise AzaleaElise 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 17, 2010

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    Each Class Was Torture

    im going to admit it. i was never athletic. i was worried about myself already, since i was more overweight then the girls in my p.e class. i was ALWAYS chosen last. ALWAYS. once, people tried to trade me. i always made my team lost. I hated p.e class. I HATED IT. i still do...
    unknowninvisible unknowninvisible 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 29, 2012

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    My Humble Experience

    Yeah,this was not my forte,teeheehee...so I ducked out of ever doing it in High School,which turned out to be quite a surprise at the end of my senior year when I wasn't allowed to graduate! I THOUGHT that was just a MYTH!!! So I stayed on for another semester,which was...
    dubkebab dubkebab 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 24, 2010

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    Oh, Pe Class :(

    I don't like it simply because I sucked at it, lol
    InFiDeL0020 InFiDeL0020 26-30, M Dec 14, 2012

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    I'm Anemic

    Starting my high school year I realized I'm starting to hate physical education. Next year, I might do R.OT.C. Reason, is becasue all we do is run far. We run a mile or more around this huge *** track. I'm anemic & I get tired real fast. My gym teacher be getting mad or gets me...
    CookieMonster62 CookieMonster62 13-15, F Oct 20, 2013

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    It Wasn'T The Class Necessarily That Bugged Me

    It was the ***** PE teacher I had that made PE class a living hell. That was middle school. Thankfully in high school, PE class was basically just walking in circles in the gym for an hour and socializing so it was a good way to pass an hour of school and I didn't have one hell...
    deadmoon deadmoon 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 1, 2013

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    Could Have Been Done Differently

    PE classes used to be required in school and even college. The required PE in schools could be done differently. They should offer a sampler of sports that one could enjoy after they finish school, like golf, tennis or archery. The schools I attended were focused on football...
    CrazyWaterSpring CrazyWaterSpring 51-55, M 3 Responses Jun 28, 2012

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    Complete Torture

    I never really understood the whole point of P.E. I mean sure it's great to be fit and skinny and stuff but P.E. was always a popularity competition in my school. The most popular people were the most athletic and skinny while the fatter and less athletic people were well...under...
    shootingstarsxlove shootingstarsxlove 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 24, 2012

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