However, when we arrived back at the gym, I knew the thought of air conditioning was only a dream
I love to play sports, I always have actually. When I was a kid I was on every sports team I could be on from cross country to cheerleading. It was a fun way to get to know people and make lasting friendships. The only bad part about playing sports was practicing outside in the summer heat. I live in a southern part of the country so the summer is brutal and the temperature can get to over one hundred degrees very quickly. Running around and exercising in that heat is really tough. One of the hottest days I can remember was when we were supposed to run our weekly ten mile run. We normally try and run on a shady path, but this time our coach wanted to try a new path. It was right along the highway and it was awful. One of my friends even passed out from heat exhaustion but our coach made us keep going. The only thing keeping me going was the thought of the cold air conditioning in the gym when we returned. I just wanted to stand underneath the air conditioning vent and let the cool air blow on me. However, when we arrived back at the gym, I knew the thought of air conditioning was only a dream. There was an HVAC company truck outside of the school and the principal was outside talking to the HVAC technician. Apparently, the air conditioning in the gym had stopped working and they were trying to get it fixed before school started in the morning!