Stop Pretending Exercise is Easy

I’m not what the kids might call “athletic.”

Even as far back as elementary school, I failed at every athletic endeavor I tried. My hands were too small to hold a football. I didn’t have the strength to get a basketball up over my head and into a hoop. The only reason I got second-to-last place in the 5th grade Track Day race was that one girl sprained her ankle and couldn’t finish.

A rare image of me in high school (colorized)