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This week on the Fit Dish,
I hate missing link-up opportunities but I had a hard time with this week's topic. I have to go back quite a way to unleash my most embarassing fitness experience. Think back to the most awkward four years of your life and you can probably relate. That's right, I am talking about high school!
Let me set the scene for you:
Gym class, freshman year. I was probably wearing Adidas tear-away basketball pants and an oversized tshirt tucked in the front with the back haging out. Yoga pants were not yet a thing; even if they were, I was way too self-concious in my pubescent body to wear such tight pants!
It was handball time in CCA gym class. I was somewhat athletic and a total goof. I was the girl who pretended to be better at things than I actually was. As usual, my girlfriends and I were late coming out of the locker room, were probably fixing our ponytails or gossiping about the latest couple hookup.
For those of you that have never played handball, the net is only a couple of feet off the floor. It is basically a badminton net on the floor.
There isn't much of a climax to my story. I simply thought I was a better hurdler- never having attempted it before- and ran full speed at the handball net with the intentions of clearing it. WHELP, it didn't go according to plan. My toe caught the net causing me to hit the floor on all fours.
Embarassment overtook pain. I hopped up so fast only to see that my stunt did not go unnoticed... the entire gym class pointed and laughed. This certainy topped the time I was pantsed by the soccer team.
Ok my friends, I am clearly scarred by my experience but if you want a REALLY good story head over to hear Jess' toot, ahem, I mean story, in addition to a network of embarassing workout experiences.
This story gets even more embarassing! As I Googled handball so that I could provide an image of a handball net, it seems that I have been misinformed about this sport for the last 14 years. Handball is NOT played while sitting on the ground, hitting a ball over a low net. Nope, in fact, such a game doesn't seem to exist. My gym teacher made this game up. Either this, or I made the whole thing up in my mind. No matter what, the embarassment of jumping over a low volleyball? net is still a touchy memory.
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I am Dom. A mom, teacher, novice writer, cook, wine drinker, and so much more- filling the internet with unsolicited stories, questions, dreams, recipes, and advice. I'll be the voice that tells you what everyone is wondering but no one wants to ask!