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    14 Things Only Athletes Understand

    We did not choose this life. This life chose us.

    1. The anxiety you have while writing a paper at 2 am knowing you have a 5 am lift

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    2. The anxiety when you hear that 5 am lift alarm... knowing you stayed up until 2 am writing that paper

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    3. The physical pain you feel in your chest when coach says "everybody on the line"

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    4. That feeling when coach sends a mass text that practice is cancelled

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    5. Trying to stay awake in class is an extreme sport itself

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    6. Walking up a flight of stairs after leg day is equivalent to climbing Mt. Everest

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    7. Finding random bruises all over your body the day after a game

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    8. The love-hate relationship we all have with ice baths

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    9. Debating whether or not you should use that 20 minutes in-between class and practice to take a nap or eat

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    10. Hungry. ALL. THE. TIME.

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    11. Constantly getting dirty looks from the ladies at the nail salon because they are judging how ugly your toes are

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    12. The anxiety when you have a missed call from your coach

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    13. The actual hatred you have for NARPs

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    14. ....Actually knowing what NARP stands for

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