They come here
Sometimes in the cold and dark,
Sometimes in the light and warmth.
All times, all days
They come because the workout is hard
They come because they’re tired of easy
Tired of a world that doesn’t challenge them
Tired of words like acceptable, adequate, okay. Tired of “good enough.”
They threw these words away long ago
And walked through the doors to this box
To chase excellence, to chase outstanding, to chase something more.
They come here to become better athletes, and better people.
Better friends, better parents, better daughters, better sons, better lovers, better whatever the hell they want to be.
And why the heck not?
We could all have worse addictions.