People don't play sports because its fun. Ask any athlete, most of
them hate it, but they couldnt imagine their life without it. Its
part of them, the Hate/love relationship. its what they live for.
They live for the practices, parties, cheers, long bus rides,
invitationals, countless pairs of diff. types of shoes, water,
Gatorade, & coaches u hate but appreciate. They live for the way it
feels when you beat the girl next to you by one hundreth of a
second & you know those 2 extra sprints you ran in practice were
worth it. They live for the way you become a family with your team,
they live for the countless songs you sing in your head when you're
running ALL those intervals. 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.