I’m not really sure who said it first or why it continued, but it really freaked Christy out when we hung out with my former cross-country buddies and they would comment on my calf definition. The first time someone ever mentioned it was maybe my sophomore year when a teammate made the comment that my legs were starting to get some muscle definition, what a compliment – right?
After that I think it became a joke. Maybe it was an insider thing. Another time I remember it coming up was after we all shaved our legs. The idea was to improve performance. Some where someone said that removing all the hair off your body can help decrease your core body temperature by 2 degrees. The important part of that sentence was ALL of your hair and who really cares if you lower your core body temp by 2 degrees in a 5 mile race? So, whatever, a bunch of us spent the evening shaving our legs and our legs looked hot! Or something like that.
Remember we were 15 guys, constantly busting our guts together forming a quasi-fraternity at a Christian college. Shaving our legs was fairly extreme! And you better believe the soccer players in the next locker room loved to harass us!
But I digress… So yes, I have (had) nice calf definition. It would have been nice if it turned into more running speed, but oh well!
This post was spurred on by the #dailymission question: What is the best compliment anyone has given to you pertaining to your sport?