The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Independence Day

Hi103° Hot

Tonight

Lo75° Mostly Clear

Sunday

Hi98° Hot

Sunday Night

Lo72° Clear

Monday

Hi99° Hot

Monday Night

Lo72° Mostly Clear

Tuesday

Hi100° Hot

Tuesday Night

Lo75° Mostly Clear

Wednesday

Hi99° Hot

Wednesday Night

Lo73° Mostly Clear

Pushing through pain for the sake of a game

Send to Kindle
Print This

Every athlete knows the risk of playing sports. We know that what we do isn’t safe. We can get concussions, pull muscles, tear tendons or break bones, but we continue on in our sports anyway. Why? And is it really worth it?

I can confidently say, as an athlete, that the sports we do are worth the risk. I am an equestrian, so my sport is horseback riding. I recently had a scary experience that made me realize just how much it means to me.

View my options or Sign in