What do you love most about track?
I love that you get what you put into it, that when you train hard you will see improvement. I love that even though its an individual sport you still feel to close to team mates and can relate to other people doing your event. I love how you race yourself, and always chasing a PR. The fact that getting a PR is better than winning a race. I love how you can push your limits whenever you want. I love that all you need is your body to compete.
I think some people are in love with the idea of track, they love to win and as long as they win they like the sport - as soon as they stop winning they will hate the sport. That is not true track love, true love for track comes from a passion to work till it hurts and to try harder every day in order to beat yourself.
I love every word in this post almost as much as I love track. I’ve had to try and explain it to my parents when they try and force me to quit when I get hurt or stressed.
Track is the first thing that I ever tried to do outside of my comfort zone, the first thing that I really had to force myself into working hard at in order to actually be somewhat good at, and I can feel sure that, even though I may still be fairly mediocre, every single ounce of success I have is from pure hard work and dedication. It’s the same reason I love being sore, because with every muscle I can feel I know that I’m working for something good.
Track is probably the best thing that’s ever happened to me.