March 28, 2017
The two of us ended up on treadmills: one of us bare-foot, and one of us in jeans. Our other friend was lifting weights in a dress shirt. We had not thought to bring work-out clothes to a debate tournament. Yet, here we were, running instead of prepping for tomorrow’s debate rounds or getting more than the few hours of sleep we get at tournaments. The absurdity of our situation only seemed to reflect the absurdity of our mindsets. No longer satisfied with actually being healthy, we continue to compete with ourselves and others in an effort to seem fit. Yet we still ran, waiting for someone else to stop first.