Letter to My Old PE Teacher...: Dear Mrs... - Couch to 5K

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Letter to My Old PE Teacher...

SpeedMaQueen
SpeedMaQueenGraduate
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Dear Mrs Arbuckle,

I wanted to let you know that today, I voluntarily got out of bed at 5.10am, donned running gear and ran for 25 minutes - without stopping. I have completed week six of the couch to 5k programme and am now ready to grab weeks 7,8 and 9 by the scruff of the neck πŸ™‚

I know you never thought I would be capable of achieving anything like this - which only helped convince me of the same - that’s why today feels especially good.

Happy running!

You know who πŸ™‚

PS. According to Laura, I am now officially a runner 😎

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Nanarunrun
NanarunrunGraduate

Well done you!!!! This made me laugh, I was out running the same time as you this morning, and I thought about my old PE teacher who once made us run a hurdle race a second time as I won the first one "and that just wasn't possible" according to her! It always stuck with me! This morning I ran W8R3, so up yours Mrs Norton!! πŸ˜‚

You are now a runner, it's great isn't it?!

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SpeedMaQueen
SpeedMaQueenGraduate
in reply to Nanarunrun

After a school prize giving, at which I won awards for history, English and languages, my PE teacher came to me and said, β€œ I am so glad to see you are good at something!” Harrumphs loudly! Am loving proving her wrong all these years later! Happy running πŸ™‚

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backintime
backintimeGraduate

Brilliant. Well done on the run and the positive attitude

Was she really called Arbuckle ?

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SpeedMaQueen
SpeedMaQueenGraduate
in reply to backintime

Oh yes indeedy. And a fearsome character she was too.... following us round the cross country course in her car! Happy running πŸ™‚

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NewRunner4
NewRunner4Graduate

Well said!

This is brilliant and sums up so many people’s experience of PE at school. I swear gym teachers were evil and there must have been something in their training in how to crush young people’s attitudes to exercise and sport. I do hope it’s not like that in schools these days.

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runwithdog
runwithdogGraduate
in reply to NewRunner4

this is so true.being made to try to run,wrong gear,no training then being treated as useless.enough to put you off for life.

so from junior school to about 55yo i thought i just COULD NOT run.

still,never too late and i am a 60 yo running person now :)

school PE-thanks for nothing,i am sure things have changed now thank goodness.

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SpeedMaQueen
SpeedMaQueenGraduate
in reply to runwithdog

I am 55 and it has taken me this long to even try! Happy running πŸ™‚

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SpeedMaQueen
SpeedMaQueenGraduate
in reply to NewRunner4

Our cross country runs were particularly scarring as we had to finish by running past the technical block which just so happened to have lots of windows out of which most boys would hang, shouting and jeering.... not much wonder it has taken me until my 50s to even attempt running again! Happy running πŸ™‚

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Debston
DebstonGraduate

Well done you! You're a runner now! πŸƒ

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Debston
DebstonGraduate

Well done you! You're a runner now! πŸƒ

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Deals1
Deals1Graduate

hi RUNNER!!!!

this made me laugh

well done.... graduation is in sight for you :-)

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SpeedMaQueen
SpeedMaQueenGraduate
in reply to Deals1

Thank you! It’s a great feeling πŸ™‚

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Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate

πŸ˜„πŸŽ‰ Lovely. Made me really chuckle.

There have been lots of changes in school teaching, and I do hope the present pupils get a better experience than we did!

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Mckennamark
MckennamarkGraduate

Well done great feeling being called a runner.☺

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SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatGraduate

Love it πŸ’•. Take that Mrs. Arbuckle (insert appropriate emoji here, I'm too polite to put it on here πŸ˜‡)

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MuddledGardener

Congratulations! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

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