On the day before spring break in P.E., we learned that the day we got back, we would run the mile. I am not very in-shape, so I dread the mile. So I kept dreading that day after spring break.
But it rained. It rained so that the field was wet, and we were going to run the 20-minute instead. I was ecstatic (20 minute has more freedom to walk and rest).
We normally go around the blacktop. On that day we had a different course. It went around and in front of the school.
I knew I went much slower then usual. I wanted to compare the time to my normal 20 minute time. I asked a teacher how long this was compared to the normal course. He didn't tell me that it was, say, 3 blacktops long. He said, "It's about 2 and a half laps."
I had gone exactly that.