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    That reminds me of something I went through when I was 7. I had this gym teacher named Ms. Tucker. She would force all the kids to run, and one day she ran me so hard that I threw up. I joked while I was in the nurse's office that I now understood why they called it being "tuckered out."

    She didn't make me run anymore after that...

    I don't know how it works over where you are, but I know that, for me, P.E. wasn't a real grade and that they'd pass you for effort even if you did everything wrong consistently. So I just did the parts of the workout that I could do easily, and did a very, very sloppy and easier imitation of the other parts. If I was corrected, I'd pretend not to know what they were talking about... eventually they'd just give up and let me do it my way, giving me a passing grade.

    So basically, if you can find some way to make it look like you're trying, but can't do any better, they should eventually just let it go... unless they're extremely anal, nosy jerks.

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    Well, your teacher is a fag, because if somebody is heavy, he/she MUST go slowly while going down hills, since there will be a lot of weight pressure on their knees. Amping up the speed will likely result in an injury.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FDG View Post
    Well, your teacher is a fag, because if somebody is heavy, he/she MUST go slowly while going down hills, since there will be a lot of weight pressure on their knees. Amping up the speed will likely result in an injury.
    Can you cite your sources on this one?

    Also, I do not think the gym teacher will see a problem because we are going "slow" -- power walking instead of jogging or running.
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    have you tried lengthening your stride?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SerengetiBetty View Post
    have you tried lengthening your stride?
    what?
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    i mean changing your step pattern so that you cover more distance with each step. basically you'd be reaching your foot out a bit further than you normally would on flat terrain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haphazard View Post

    Yes I know I'm a lazy fat fuck and deserve all of this humiliation but I managed to keep up when we were doing this on a flat track.
    Don't be so hard on yourself.


    I wish I could help you but I am very clumsy myself, often falling out of bed even in my sleep... But maybe you can walk with one of those walking poles that people use for hiking, to keep your equilibrium? Maybe you could even get a doctor's note to let your teacher allow you to use one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SerengetiBetty View Post
    i mean changing your step pattern so that you cover more distance with each step. basically you'd be reaching your foot out a bit further than you normally would on flat terrain.
    I mean because my lets are such stubby little things in the first place I thought I was pushing my stride as far as I could go, but I'll have to check again...
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    I'd look at your weight distribution and things like how your feet make contact with ground. If you have flat feet, you're going to be hopeless, there isn't much you can do other than practicing walking on the balls of your feet a bit.

    Don't really have an issue with balance [thank you TaeKwonDo!] so much as running into things. I remember during my little boot camp thing I did last year, I stepped and got my feet caught on a little plastic hoop on the ground and went down...however still had the athleticism to tuck and roll and spring right back up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JocktheMotie View Post
    I'd look at your weight distribution and things like how your feet make contact with ground.
    Umm. I was looking at how I walk more critically today and I noticed that I walk on each foot differently. Is this a problem?
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