Why I Practice

Nicole Cooper
In Fitness And In Health
5 min readOct 3, 2021

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In 2015, I competed in my last championship meet as a collegiate track and field athlete. It was a bitter-sweet ending knowing that I will never spike up again. There are people I know who joined local club teams or competed unattached after college. It seemed very inviting at the time, especially since I felt like I didn’t live up to my potential. However, my heart wasn’t in it, plus having a banged-up body from overtraining didn’t help either. In my first…

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Nicole Cooper
In Fitness And In Health

Self-reflections, sports, fitness, health, travel, living abroad and social commentary that may come with a splash of contrarianism. Twitter & IG @_nicolecoop