1. Every school year it was inevitable: You had to run the mile in gym class.
2. You’d try to finagle your way out through any means necessary.
3. But no one bought what you were selling.
4. It started out OK, and you felt like maybe this was the year you’d broach a single-digit run.
5. But after a minute, everything was the worst.
6. If you were out in a field, you were told not to cut corners.
But you did anyway to stay alive.