The Trials and Tribulations of Virtual P.E.

The Trials and Tribulations of Virtual P.E.

Lucas Moore, Staff Writer

All freshman students at Green Hope have to take Health & PE, and with that comes the dreaded mile run. Freshman Daniel Harper was spotted running laps around his house on Tuesday. “We had to do the mile today,” he said, “it was mentally, physically, and emotionally exhausting running around the house so many times.” After measuring the perimeter of his house and using a complex formula provided by his teacher, he found that he needed to run a whopping 38 laps to reach the desired distance. 

“There’s this one muddy spot in the back of my yard, so my feet got all slimy every time,” he complained, “on the 23rd lap I took the corner too fast and completely wiped out.” His hair, normally blond, ended up caked with brown mud. 

Exhausted by the end, his time ended up being a 10:05, 5 seconds above the minimum time set by his gym teacher. “By the end, I was seeing stars and didn’t know where I was, but at least I finished it.” Unfortunately, Daniel will have to redo the mile next week in order to get a passing grade. To make matters worse, his gym teacher let him know that he had calculated wrong, and he needed to run 43 laps instead.