10 Things Competitive Gymnasts Do Not Want to Hear
Here are 10 things competitive gymnasts do not want to hear:
“You cannot believe how busy I am…”
I go to school all day, then practice until 9pm and then do homework for my four AP classes. So yes, I can imagine how busy you are.
“It’s so unfair you don’t have to take PE.”
Because the 20 hours a week I train, the extensive workout log I have to keep and the fitness test that I pass with flying colors each semester isn’t sufficient evidence of my “physical education.”
“Why is everything a competition with you?”
Because it is. How is it not for you?
“Do you ever wear your hair down?”
“Why will you never go out with us on Fridays?”
I have practice until 9pm and then again first thing on Saturday.
“Can’t you just skip practice?”
I can but I choose not to.
“Show me a flip!”
I’m not a trained circus animal.
“Are you going to the Olympics?”
Only if I buy a ticket.
“Aren’t you worried you’ll get huge muscles and guys won’t like you?”
No I am not worried and if a guy doesn’t like me for who I am, so be it.
“If you quit gymnastics, you’d have so much free time.”