Saturday, April 9, 2011

St. Mary's 5K/1K Run

Attending the run at St. Mary's was an excellent experience for me. Being able to see how many people attend the run and were involved with it was surprising. Doing a community event like this run is an excellent way to spread to word about the importance of fitness and teaching fitness for life. Since I am a Physical Education major, I would really love to do something like this in my future when I am a teacher. Just being a teacher during the week is not enough, you have to do outside of school work that helps spread the message of Physical Education. Working outside of school hours can make people of the community pay attention to you and realize that you are working towards a great cause. Mrs. Obama's program "Let's Move in Schools" is just one of the many programs that are being supported that help show the importance of a Physical Education program. The idea that some Physical Education programs are not at the par that they should be is disappointing because we are trying to show students why it is so important to participate in life long fitness. However, if the program does not support and show the students how to do this the correct way then how can we expect them to actually want to continue fitness outside of school. Physical Education is such an important part of our children's life and we have to make sure that we are supporting and showing them every way possible to get and stay involved.

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