Monday, October 17, 2011

Sport

I have never known life without sport. I may have changed sports several times, but there has seldom been a day in my life when sport was not a huge part of it. At a very young age sport provided me with focus and a lot of fun. As a girl, sport gave me confidence that I was strong and could conquer the world if only I set my mind to it. I really can't imagine how differently my life would have turned out were it not for sport.

I spent three hours yesterday chasing my friends around on bikes. Trying desperately to cling to a wheel as my heart pounded through my chest and my legs threatened complete failure. Once I finally flew off the back of the pack one would pull me back up, or we would all sit up and catch our breath before the next person shot off the front and the chase was on again. Sections of the ride were extremely uncomfortable and at the same time there is nothing I would have rather been doing on a Sunday morning. And this is what I love about sport. It is so much more than training and racing.

5 comments:

ONEHOURIRONMAN said...

Same here
Except it is a two man pull fest..
Makes waiting easier..

Christi said...

I hear ya!

Beth said...

I shudder to think of my life without sport! Glad we both found it at a young age! :)

Kim Williams said...

there is certainly a wonderful sense of belonging to sharing a sport with others. you have described it beautifully in this small excerpt from your experience.

mtanner said...

Agreed-