Two Decades Later, One Student Gets Back at His P.E. Teacher

The story.

Kathy Muir was the P.E. teacher at Arcado Elementary School in Lilburn, GA for almost 30 years. Imagine her surprise when she was paired with a familiar face for a partner WOD recently at Go Fitness.

Who was it?

Ryan Donahue, a former student of Ms. Muir’s. He was home on military leave to visit his family and dropped in for a WOD.

“The Saturday that Ryan dropped into Go Fitness, I recognized him first. Of course he wasn’t 6’4” when I last saw him,” Kathy said.

The two ended up being partners for the WOD, which Ryan called “payback for teacher.”

All the feels.

Kathy had a blast working out alongside her student 20 years later.  “Of course at 70, I busted my ass to look good for Ryan.”

Kathy said that it makes her happy to see how physical fitness has changed since the 80’s and 90’s. “I love to see former students involved in a healthy lifestyle that values some of the things we did in P.E. I have always tried to be a good role model for my students. Now I am practicing what I taught for 30 years. If you don’t use it you will lose it!”


From: Morning Chalk Up


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