a person who is proficient in sports and other forms of physical exercise.
More and more people are exercising nowadays, and while the definition is helpful, it is more fun to look at the list below to see if you can call yourself an athlete.
So, you might be an athlete if…
- You feel more at home at the gym than you do at your actual home
- You spend most of your waking hours thinking about PBs
- You DREAM about PBs
- You plan your holidays around upcoming races
- You own ten pairs of trainers – not for vanity, but because you need running shoes, gym shoes, trail shoes, barefoot shoes, etc
- You’ve had to ask for help getting out of a chair, because yesterday was leg day
- You’ve had to walk downstairs backwards the day after a marathon
- Random people ask you if you work out, and you’re excited to respond
- When you watch an action movie, you think to yourself, “I could do that.”
- Most of your wardrobe has been replaced with free t-shirts from fitness related events
- You’ve had a bad day completely turn around as soon as you exercise
- Your normal friends know how fast you run, even if they don’t know if that is fast or not
- Your Facebook profile pic is you exercising
- Most of your Facebook status updates involve you exercising
- You never miss the opportunity to take a nap, because naps = recovery
- All of your friends come to you for fitness/diet advice
- You’ve had nightmares about an interval session
- You’d NEVER stay up late partying if you have a race the next day
- You’ve shared a “leg day” meme on your social network
- Your Instagram is basically just fit people and food. And cats, of course.
- You know how big your arms are – you’ve measured, and my how they’ve grown
- You can’t wait to tell your friends and family about a great workout, even if they hate hearing about it
- You have a section of wall in your home dedicated to all of your event medals
- You have a pair of running shoes you wear for mud runs so you don’t ruin your OTHER running shoes
- You stay up obsessing over tomorrow’s workout, wondering if you’ll actually be able to hit all your goals
- Most of your jeans are too loose around the waist and calves and too tight around the thighs and bum
- You’ve given up on jeans and spend most of your time in shorts or leggings
- Family gatherings totally freak you out because you only talk about training
- You watch TV grimacing while using your foam roller
- You’ve had to explain to people exactly what a foam roller does/is
- You make time to exercise, no matter what
- You’ve been told, more than once, to talk about something other than training. You did not comply
- There is never enough coffee. Or food
- You’d rather be training than reading this
- People think you’re OBSESSED for wanting to train all the time. You know you are DEDICATED
- You’re in 16 different Facebook groups, all of which revolve around fitness or nutrition of some sort.
- While traveling, you make it a point to run around the local area, taking photos to post on Facebook
- You seek out the nearest parkrun when you go away for a weekend
- You made it all the way to the end of a “You Might Be An Athlete If…” list
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