It was a hot summer afternoon; I was exhausted from running around the track. I was bent over with my hands on my knees, gasping for air as if someone had punched me in my stomach. After I finished running, I could barely walk; my legs looked like Jell-O the way they wobbled when I tried to walk. The sweat was slowly dripping down my body, making me look shiny, like a glistening bowling ball. I tried closing my eyelids to keep the sweat from seeping in to my eyes, but it was too late. My eyes started to burn, it felt like I was being pepper sprayed and I thought I was about to go blind. I tried wiping the sweat from my eyes but it continued to burn.
My throat was so dry as if consumed a box full of saltine crackers, and to make matters worse my water bottle was on the completely other side of the track. I started to wobble over there; my eyes were still closed from the burning sensation of the sweat in them. I wasn’t aware of which direction I was going. To keep me updated to make sure I was continuing on the right path to my refreshing ice cold water bottle, I peeked one eye open and closed it as fast as I did to open them. I was so determined to get to the water that I started to power walk. When I reached my water, my legs collapsed and I rolled over onto the fresh, pine smelling cut grass and lied on my back. I forcefully grabbed my bottle, opened my eyes and squirted the water to flush the pain out. I would drink the water one second, and then pour it on my face the next. The cold flow of water pouring down my throat was heavenly. As I lied on my back swallowing my water, I gave a big burp of relaxation, closed my eyes and took a little nap.