Why do it?
Because of all those times you watched the other kids run the mile while you walked behind.
Because you were the only one who didn’t know how to wear a baseball glove.
Because you could never tag anyone else.
Because you hated knowing people were cheering for you to just finish, but not to be first.
Because you never did lose that last bit of baby fat.
Because you were told you’d never be skinnier than that other girl.
Because you never could fit right in that cheer uniform.
Because no matter what, you would never fit in with the athletic kids.
Because you never wear boots and shorts and still feel confident.
Because you never totally felt comfortable in your own skin.
Because you want to prove to all those kids in school that some day, you would be able to outrun them.