Story by Jake Reasoner
You may know Mr. Andy Simon as a kind, outgoing science teacher, but after the 3:05 bell rings, he becomes a training phenomenon.
Simon, eighth grade science, can be seen spending his afternoons running around Clay’s halls.
“I enjoy the running," he said. "It’s a great way to keep a healthy heart."
Simon usually spends about an hour on his run, and other teachers have also been spotted racing with the him. Mrs. Kelly Speidel, sixth grade science, is often seen running with Simon.
Simon has been involved in athletics for a very long time. He was a wrestling coach, track coach, and enjoys many other sports.
As an experienced runner, proper form is very important. Speed is not only achieved through strong leg muscles, but correct form, according to Simon.
He started his after school runs two years ago when he decided to start amping up his physical activity.
He enjoys the freedom of running around the school. A treadmill is not his preferred method of cardio.
Simon is aware of the importance of staying active and healthy. “As we get older, it becomes harder and harder to stay in shape, so never take a workout routine out of your weekly schedule,” he said.
All stories, photos and video footage by the seventh and eighth grade newspaper students.