There are goals that I have this year to improve my physical fitness. One goal that I have for myself is to have less ‘screen time’ during my day, and spend that time doing physical activities. Everyday after school, it’s my job to take my dog for a walk. Something I could do to improve my fitness is take her for longer walks. In addition to gym class, I want to make sure that I take part of my day to be physical. Also, I want to make sure that I am eating healthy. That makes being physical a lot easier!
Through the month of September, my class ran different distances around our yard for our gym class. We recorded these results, and created a spreadsheet & graph to show our results. Our teacher then asked us about the goals that we made this month, and what goals we still wanted to improve.
There are improvements I made in my cross-country running this fall. The more I ran, the better my pace became. When I first started off, I ran fast, trying to complete the distance faster. But I realized that I was having to stop & catch my breath. So, I slowed myself to a jog, & my pace improved by 43%. I slowed myself down so that I didn’t have to stop running until my distance was completed. By the end of the month, I was able to fun further distances. The distance I ran improved by 30%. I also improved my breathing. After running for a few days, I realized that I was breathing very heavily by the end. Then, I stared to breathe in my nose, and out my mouth. I noticed a big improvement. Mrs.Durnin gave us a lot of good advice, as she is a long distance runner herself. After runs I, and a lot of other students, noticed that our arms were very tired after running because we had them pulled up on our body a certain way. Mrs.D told us to grab the air (cup our hands & scoop the air). My arms weren’t tired anymore!