Lauren Graham

13394019_1059675654102308_8530815083648236393_nWhy I Took the Pledge

Doping is no better than being a junkie on the streets; same deceitfulness, same unending drive to get what you want, same selfishness, none of which has a place in a sport that is about displaying your NATURAL talent. The only performance enhancement that is allowed is that which you reap from consistently training your body. Your genetics are what they are, and no synthetic substance can fix them for you. You do the best that YOU can, and if it also happens to be better than everyone else’s best, then you win! If not, so be it. There is always next time. The goal is not (or at least it oughtn’t be) to win at all costs; rather, be better than you were before.