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My 7th Grade Band Director Made Me Cry

My 7th Grade Band Director Made Me Cry

My 7th grade band director made me cry.

In 7th grade, I was the fat kid that quit football on the first day because I didn't’ want to run sprints. I didn’t fit in, I didn’t wear the right clothes or have the right friends, and I couldn’t even decide what instrument to play in the band.

One day my director made me cry because I couldn’t play the drums right, and I was mortified that everybody was seeing that I had no idea what i was doing.

SPARTAN!

SPARTAN!

Last year I ran a Spartan race.

If you’re not familiar with the Spartan race, go google it and you’ll understand just how nuts it is. It’s mud, dirt, obstacles, stairs, ropes, and just all around insanity.

I’d always told myself that it was a goal of mine, but last summer, a buddy of mine and I did it. We ran just over 4 miles, climbed 88 flights of stairs, and made it out alive.