athletes read this
Body: People don't play sports because its fun. Ask any athlete,
most of them hate it, but they couldn't imagine their life with out
it. Its part of them, the love/hate relationship. its what they live for.
They live for the practices, parties, cheers, long bus rides,
invitationals, countless pairs of different types of shoes, water,
Gatorade, & coaches you hate but appreciate. They live for the
way it feels when they beat the other team, and knowing those
two extra sprints they ran in practice were worth it. They live for
the way they become a family with their team, they live for the
countless songs they sing in their head while training all those
hours. They live for the competition, they live for the friends, the
practices, the memories, the pain, its who they are. It's who we
are. WE ARE ATHLETES.
I'm glad this isn't what I live for.
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