Why I Hate Track & Field

Hey girl hey. And boy.

If you’ve been here a while, you probably know I don’t run. If you haven’t, well hi there, I’m a potato and I hate running. I’m not sure about you but schools in Canada require to have a track and field day in all schools. Basically another version of the real track and field but not as intense. In other words, still torture.Β πŸ˜‚Β In my new school, you NEED to attend track and field unless you’re sick or you have a health condition. And ugh I wish I can just send in a letter saying I have potato disorder but they’d just think I’m an overdramatic grandma (which I’m totally not). So yeah, I was practically forced to go plus I didn’t want to make my teacher disappointed because in case you haven’t read my latest wrapper post *cough*, my teacher gave me an award invitation and one of the descriptions was active in sport activities so I didn’t just want to take that title and flee, you know?Β πŸ˜‚Β Plus plus, if you read myΒ February wrappers *cough*, you’d know that I got a 78 in Gym class so I was trying to prove that I’m a potato who’s tRyInG. The self-promos never stop.Β πŸ˜‚Β Little did I know, it would be the most torturous days of my LIFE. (jk jk I know there’s worse things in the world but let’s just roll with it for the sake of the rantΒ πŸ˜‚)

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And so there I was in ready position ready to bolt… okay no, they called our group up and I was like ugh. Our first event was 400m which may not seem a lot when you watch other people do it, but when you’re the one hyperventilating then…Β πŸ˜‚Β These 3 other girls told me we were going to do a jogging pact but they either betrayed me or their jogging was my sprinting because I was a thousand miles behind. And you know that piece of advice where they say jog at first and save your sprinting for last? Well that’s a bunch of bs because when you jog, you get so behind and everyone can maintain their sprint the whole way so by the time you want to sprint, they already passed the finish line hours ago. Plus, when I jog, I create a breathing pattern and I’m already at a comfortable pace so when I go to sprint, that lasts like 2 seconds before I’m out of breath and pass out. (not even exaggerating – okay maybe I amΒ πŸ˜‚) But you get the point, I had to sprint at the start to get ahead and relax but THAT’S NOT WHAT HAPPENED!Β πŸ˜‚Β I sprinted, yes, but everyone was STILL ahead of me. Do you know how bad I felt? There was NO hope.Β πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚Β I was the last one (obviously) and everyone was like cheering like can you be more embarrassing?Β πŸ˜‚

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internally screaming

One of the worst things about track and field is the fact that everyone is watching you. Aka watching you be THE SLOWEST TURTLE EVER.Β πŸ˜‚Β The fast people get praised and us potatoes get humiliated like we didn’t even sign up for this. Track and field should be optional in all schools because you’re literally trying out for the team. And I know they want people to step out of their comfort zones and discover their athletic abilities but in my case, there is nothing so don’t even bother.Β πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚Β I have such a great support system at school (I don’t even know how it happened but I’m thankful) so they legit cheer for me before I begin anything. Which by the way, makes me insanely miserable in this case because I know I’ll disappoint them.Β πŸ˜‚Β People always go like YEAH last place great jobbbΒ (haha) but I know you’re internally judging me so please.

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And it’s not like I’m obese, I just DON’T run. Eating, yes. Sleeping, yes. Reading, yes. But running? Ain’t nobody got time for that.Β πŸ˜‚Β But thankfully, running isn’t the only sport in track and field. There’s also long jump. Which I’m not too bad at but I’m not Mike Powell either, you know? Problem is, I already had a massive headache and my legs were just done with life after 400. And we had to wait in a huge line which I already have claustrophobia so I actually felt like puking. It was such a bad feeling and by this point, three people had to go home. I wanted to back out as well but that 78 gym mark was drilled in my head the whole time and I rested for a while before my turn came.

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Long jump wasn’t too bad but after that, we had 800m. 800Β πŸ‘ frickingΒ πŸ‘ metres. Which may not seem bad again but that’s DOUBLE the torture I went through in the morning. The good news was the 800m was divided into 4 rounds of 200m so it wasn’t that bad but still. I decided to jog a round, walk a round and so on but surprisingly, I didn’t get too tired on the first round so I kept jogging. Eventually, I got used to it and jogged most of the time until I got to my last round where I had enough energy to sprint. WHERE WAS THIS ENERGY IN 400?Β πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚Β I got 8th which is pretty good for me seeing how bad I did last time. But ugh, I got a headache again and my legs needed a funeral. The worst thing with running is my breathing. I try to maintain a breathing pattern of inhale *nose* inhale *nose* exhale *mouth*, but the air is so sharp and hot and ughhhgsvgujlhdegysi!! I have pretty long legs but have no idea how to go long strides without eventually skipping so the fact that I’m practically jogging on the spot doesn’t help either.Β πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ

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ME…but with a shirt.Β πŸ˜‚

I don’t have anything against ball throw, so let’s skip to 100m. The thing with 100m is it’s done pretty quickly and EVERYONE pays attention since it’s practically a race (which I did NOT sign up for). I was expecting to like get 3rd or something but nope, I’m behind by a thousand miles again. Just kidding, it was a metre but that still made a difference. I didn’t get too tired but like I said, I’m slow af so I couldn’t go any faster than jogging on the spot.Β Β Thankfully, that was the last event!

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The only good thing that came out of this whole experience was meeting potatoes like ME from other classes. Guys, it was literally a miracle, and the whole time we kept talking about how much we hate track and field and running. One of the girls made it to regionals for 100m sprints like yasss gurl proud grandma over here. Meanwhile, the rest of us just accepted the fact that running and us are like mixing oil and vinegar. Ikr, I’m so great with similes.Β πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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Although track and field is a pretty sucky day, I got to meet some new people and I’m pretty sure my gym mark is going to skyrocket (probably not but so many teachers noticed my eFfOrTs in 800m so…). One thing my Geography teacher told me today was, “running is not about how fast you go, it’s about not stopping“. Which was pretty motivational like I actually started tearing up a bit. Haha just kidding.Β πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ But this doesn’t mean that I don’t want Track & Field to end. It’s public humiliation for potatoes, it’s measuring popularity by how good you are at sports and for some people, it can be dangerous. Not to mention, I got leg cramps for like 3 days afterwards. It’s a huge pain in the axx (pg guysπŸ˜‚) and it would be better off not existing in the first place.

Do you have track and field?

Do you like running?

I’ll see you all in my next post.

Bayyy.Β πŸ’ž

58 thoughts on “Why I Hate Track & Field

  1. Arabella says:

    Finally, someone who also hates track & field! In school we have to run a mile and we barely train for it (we run 5 minutes for a couple weeks before) and then we have to run the whole mile without even getting any warning (okay, so maybe they tell us the week before but they should warn us that day at least! XD). I used to be pretty good at running, but now I’m awful at it and hate running. Last year I got 8 minutes, and in the fall I got 10, and this Spring it’s probably going to be 20 minutes! XD Sorry about my little rant. Basically, what I’m trying to say is, I totally relate to this post!!!
    ~ Ara

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    • Bayance says:

      OMG SAME I used to be pretty good when I was younger but now I just suck. We run almost a mile all together and it’s super annoying! In 6th grade, I got 1.2 miles in 13 minutes but I have no idea now. I’m so glad someone relates – I hatee track & field!

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      • Arabella says:

        I know right!?!?! They should make a law saying that kids and teens shouldn’t be forced to run that much!! Me too- I hate it so much and suck at it so much that I was still out of breath the next period after running the mile! I could go on and on about how much I hate it!!

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  2. Natalie Therese says:

    Girl, track and field sounds excruciating… I’m a running failure, so I’d probably just make some lame excuse and hide during gym. Hahaha, that ‘running is impossible’ gif! That’s totally me when my ballet teacher is like “now do this really hard jump!” And I just start internally sobbing, cause I just can’t do it. Yesterday I had that big audition I’ve been freaking out about all week and girl have I got a story to tell you. So I arrived at the studio early to stretch…and went into total ballet panic mode, doing crunches and stretching my feet, the works. And then I slid down into my left split, which I just got recently. Next I did my right split which I don’t have…except all of a sudden, I DID. Eight years of ballet training and working on that split, and then *poof* I get it on my first audition? Like wow, if only I’d known. Of course just as I was congratulating myself on this, the judges and teacher came out and the audition actually started. So I muddled through the combinations, and was doing ok, and then the teacher was like ” now grab your leg and hold it!” Me; NOOOOOOOO!! But I grabbed my leg just the same and held it at a feeble height hoping nobody would notice…no luck however because the teacher came over said ” You! Get your leg up!” and proceeded to nearly dislocate my leg by pushing it up till it was literally almost touching my ear. Thanks, but that was just a tad overkill…and now my hip hurts. And after we finished Barre and center, we had to do modern dance? Like, I’m SORRY? I did NOT sign up for this! So that was like purgatory for me but I managed. And all in all I think I did pretty well, so I guess all that freaking out last week was unnecessary, haha. ~Natalie

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    • Bayance says:

      IT ISSSS – I hate it!! Haha same. OMG gurlll I was just about to ask you how it went. And my speech is tomorrow ughh. Yasss congrats on your right split. I remember the days in 1st grade when I was good at splits. Me now – *cracks hip* WHAT I would literally dieee. Aww rip hip! I would dislocate like 5 bones tbh. I’m glad it turned out alright in the end! Speaking of dance, check email because I’ve spammed you with my pathetic dance unit problems xD

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      • Natalie Therese says:

        Haha, I love your email, spam me all you like! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Girl, you’ll do fine, just pretend I’m standing next to you and shouting your name. πŸ˜‹ Or pretend everyone’s in their underwear, haha.

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      • Bayance says:

        OHHHHH for the ‘you’ll do fine’ I thought that was for the dance not the speech. Thats why I was like umm did she even read it? BUT OMG GURL THE SPEECH! I presented today!! Last night I was so stressed oml. This morning I made the conclusion and intro and ugh. My teacher spins this spinner thing to see who would go first. AND I FRICKING GO FIRST WHAT EVEN VHDIFYVKHSCDHKHHNKl I neverrrr go first! I was so not mentally prepared. I’m so glad I got it overwith though and it seemed to get a good response but it wasn’t amazing where everyone bursts laughing. Idk if it was enough but hopefully I get a good mark. And my teacher laughed too so I hope she liked it lol xD

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      • Natalie Therese says:

        Hahaha, I was originally talking about the speech, but I guess it couldn’t hurt to imagine me next to you cheering while you’re dancing, ahaha. AUGH I HAAAAAATE GOING FIRST! Until it’s over and I don’t have to worry about it anymore. I’m sure you were awesome because you’re always awesome. I hope so too, if the teacher laughs that prolly means she liked it.

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      • Bayance says:

        πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ IKRRR SAMEEE! Yes ikr but the rest of the people got to go tomorrow like no fairrr. Aah I hope so! And omg my lips were so dry the whole time and I sounded sick ugh πŸ˜‚ So idk if she checked off ‘clear voice’ in the rubric lol πŸ˜‚

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  3. priya says:

    We all had to go to the athletics carnival when I was in high school, but it wasn’t mandatory to compete – that said, it was run by a lot of your friends who were school leaders so you’d eventually get roped into doing at least one event. That said, from the time I was around 9 in primary school, up until I graduated high school I always did the 100m and the 4×100 relay and LOVED the field events! I don’t even know if I’d bother doing 400m like you, you’re already doing better than I ever did haha! xx

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    • Bayance says:

      Ohhh girl I actually enjoy relays but running around the field is just ugh. Noo I’m pretty sure you’re way better than me at 400 if you tried it. πŸ˜‚ Not mandatory?? Lucky but I’m moving schools next year and it’s not mandatory there so phew!

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      • priya says:

        Girl same, relays are ten times more fun than running laps by yourself. See the fact is, I’d rather not even try the 400m haha. Oooh lucky you! Not mandatory is a huge blessing haha x

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  4. Sev says:

    Ahahaha I’ve been out of school for a good ten years (by “school”, I mean “Uni” as well), and no, in France no one forces you to attend a public sports event where everybody watches you fail. We do have end-of-the-year shows, but that involves singing and dancing, and tentatively playing the flute. And you can just hide in the group and pretend that you’re doing it while not doing it. No sports public humiliation. Just move countries, girl!

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  5. cityofquiet2 says:

    Really, you had to tag me? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ OH NOT TO MENTION THAT THIS SPORTS DAY, GUESS WHO CAME LAST PLACE IN BATTON RELAY? MEEEE (wOaH, LaSt pLaCe! gR8 jOb!11!!)

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  6. QueenTeen says:

    WHAT! WHY DO YOU HAVE TO RUN SO MUCH?!? Is this track and field day basically the Canadian version of Sports Day or something? πŸ˜‚ At our school, the last two years are sports day free!(but I missed the first two cos I used Ramadan as an excuse πŸ˜‚) But in the first three years, we have to try out for at least two sports and just cross our fingers hoping we don’t get in. BOY, IM GLAD I DONT GO TO YOUR SCHOOL! (Jk, no offence πŸ˜‚). Yesss, well done for mweti g other potatoes, now I can finally eat all the chips I deserve (okay, that was terribleπŸ˜‚) WHATEVER!

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    • Bayance says:

      IKRRRR ASK MY SCHOOL UGH! Ohhh we had Sports Day in UAE last year. That was actually fun but THIS IS UGHHH! Omg gurl lucky Ramadan starts next week I’m so excited! The ramadan vibes are actually the best. But I finished all my qadaa in December so I couldn’t use it as an excuse πŸ˜‚ I’m SO glad I’m not fast because the track team have to practise EVERY morning. So basically this whole day repeated every single day. Sucks to be themmm. πŸ˜‚ EAT ALL THE CHIPS?! Chips are made of potatoes so please don’t eat me. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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      • QueenTeen says:

        Ohhh! I know right! I’m excited tooo! Omggg I would hate running EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. NO WAY. LmaoooπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  7. El says:

    It’s so unfair to make kids do a track and field day (we call it sports day) because there’s no, like, mandatory English day or drama day or even a maths day so what makes PE so important?! 😀

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  8. TheUnknownWiki says:

    I think that it’s similar to cross country? Or maybe just sports day. I’m not sure, but I hate both either way. This post is so relatable like, can I just join your potato club in Canada? Once in primary school, like 3.5 years ago, we had sports day and I already felt really sad and different because I didn’t know much English then AND I came last in basically everything we had. And out of no where I heard someone say something about me and not being good and losing for our team, and it made me so upset that I started crying… so that’s a little story for you. But I was really thankful that even when I came last in everything, people still cheered on for me and I was so happy about that. It was just that stupid comment right at the end that ruined my day.

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    • Bayance says:

      We have cross country too! Aughhh the worst – I suck at it and I legit almost fainted at the very end. Good thing it’s optional. Yesss girl join us – we have Takis xD! Ughh I hate people like that. That’s so mean. I would’ve swore at him in Polish. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ JK JK (or am I?) Just focus on those positive people and leave the negative ones behind.

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      • TheUnknownWiki says:

        I have asthma so it wasn’t very helpful, but even the “popular girls cheered on for the last people so that made me feel a bit better. One person actually vomited once… You’re so lucky! Our cross country isn’t optional – everyone has to do it… I don’t know what Takis are but I’m happy to try them. You do you, I wouldn’t stop you from swearing πŸ˜‚ ❀

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