Being an introvert, coming into the environment of athletes was an adventure. That's not a compliment. I was a just above average (and I mean JUST above average) runner in high school. I wasn't recruited. Never really wanted to be. That would mean talking to people. Something I didn't want to do going into college. When I joined Buffalo State's track team, that was still the motto. Get in, get done and get gone. I wasn't there to make friendships or relationships. I just wanted to do my own thing.
The minute I was thrown on to the team, I was surrounded by multiple talents, multiple personalities, and multiple agitating situations. I never understood how anyone would think that an effective way of communicating would just be to speak louder than the person already speaking louder. But most of all, I was surrounded by multiple extroverts. Not ideal for someone who just wanted to be alone. It's not that everyone bothered me (some did). I just didn't want to be bothered.