It’s a day for all things Star Wars. Ever been to cross country camp? This will hit home. Never been to a cross country camp. This will explain everything. But really it’s just about Star Wars.
When you’re not running it’s hard to do any fun camp activities because your legs can. not. move.
Let’s face it, R2D2 knows that sometimes it’s hard to stay on your two stick legs *falling down beep noise*
Your coach assigns your highest mileage for the summer and you’re convinced it’s going to kill you.
Driving around in the big white vans across the rocky roads looks something like this…
Once a runner always a runner. You don’t really have a choice out here at camp–unless you want to waste yourself and hide in a bush. You pretty much have to do what you’re told–and sometimes you feel that the death of the workout was always your destiny.
It was something about the Force that was supposed to be with you.
Someone is going to fall. There, I said it. It could be you, it could be your teammate, it could both you and your teammate. But, we can almost guarantee it’s going to look something like this
If you’re a competitive person then you know it’s really, really easy to get competitive at xc camp. Or maybe you know those competitive people on your team. Nonetheless, when camp comes around you and/or your teammates end up looking something like Anakin Skywalker turning to the dark side.
Hey it’s not always a bad thing, he restores balance to the force… (debatable but it’s a plus so we will keep it here).
You’ve had little sleep and are absolutely high off of something called “runner’s high,” so you’d do anything your coach says.
run 7 miles up mountain- okay coach-
wait we have to run 7 miles down mountain- okay coach
If you want to be fast, you cut the trash- coaches are always talking about the health and no soda thing. At camp though it’s a little harder to live life without the slice. May the slice be with you.
Have you showered? Maybe? Somehow everyone has a recognizable xc camp-mountain-running stench to them.
Your coach tells you to go ice in the creek and you’re like..
Leaving camp, you feel like the force may no longer be with you and that you’ve lost 50 years of your life.
But it’s all worth it to have a great season with your team. May the course be with you!