Life as a Student Athlete as Told by “The Office”

When you hear your alarm at 5:00 a.m. and realize you can’t hit snooze.

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So you get yourself out of bed and mentally prepare for the day.

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That feeling changes and you’re full of energy as soon as you hear the music blaring in the weight room at 6:00 a.m.

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Feeling a pure adrenaline rush when you finally hit a squat max. Before Bambi legs set in.

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Brushing off the judgmental looks you receive for taking the elevator to the third floor after a lower body workout.

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(Not so) discreetly eating your breakfast during class.

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Spotting your teammates from across campus because you’ve all got the same gear.

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Trying to eat healthy after meeting with the nutritionist.

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Then imagining life without a diet.

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When you’ve gotten used to the random drug test routine.

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Trying to stay awake to finish a paper due the next morning.

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Skipping the weekend plans after traveling to catch up on work.

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But at the end of the day its all so worth it because you get to compete in the sport that you love.

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On a serious note, I’m so thankful for the opportunity I have to compete at the collegiate level. I absolutely love my team, my sport, and the opportunities I am given solely from being a student athlete. Go Cards!

Giphy was a great resource.

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