23 Things All Female Athletes Have Experienced

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1. That time your gender was indistinguishable.

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And you were pretty okay with it.

2. That time you thought you developed a serious chronic illness during fitness.

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3. And your coach was not sympathetic AT ALL.

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4. That time you actually had to wear pink on Wednesday.

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It’s “Spirit Day”!!!!!!

5. The time you tried to walk up stairs after two-a-day practice.

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6. The times you needed to pee at least seven times before your sporting event.

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And you still have that lingering sense that you might need to pee again…

7. That time you forgot to wash your uniform.

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8. “Come on people, I don’t smell THAT bad.”

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Yes, yes you do.

9. That time someone actually yanked your ponytail.

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And don’t forget the classic shorts grab!

10. The time you forgot a hair tie.

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11. Just kidding. Here’s the reality:

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Don’t be that girl.

12. The time you forgot to wear a sports bra.

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Bad news all around. Unless you swim.

13. The time you forgot your entire sports bag.

The time you forgot your entire sports bag.

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This was only good in One Tree Hill.

14. That time picking jersey numbers got really competitive.

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I regret that I have but one life to give to be #13.

15. That time your car smelled permanently like sweaty feet and shin guards…

That time your car smelled permanently like sweaty feet and shin guards…

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16. … because you’re constantly changing in your car.

... because you're constantly changing in your car.

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And the windows aren’t tinted.

17. That time when “you play like a girl” was supposed to be an insult.

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18. … but it is clearly a compliment.

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19. That time someone said “But you’re too pretty/feminine to play [insert sport here].”

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“Girls play hockey?!”

20. The time you had a really awkward sports tan.

And you were incredibly proud of it.

21. That time your team took over an entire restaurant to inhale food.

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It’s all about the breadsticks amirite?!

22. The time you finally had to overcome your fear of group showers.

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Hey gurl, I like singing in the shower too.

23. And that time you made at least 20 best friends.

Just face it, you’re going to have a lasting bond with anyone you shower with.

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