XC is 2% physical, 1% mental and 97% insanity. XC is the best sport ever. DO NOT let those gay ass-grabbing football players tell you otherwise. You run over ridiculous terrains and hills. XC is NOTHING like track. Track is for pussies that can't handle more than 2 miles of running. WARNING: if you join this sport you WILL experience ALL types of weather, possibly in one meet. ANd you will wear uncomfortable short shorts, usually with built in underwear.
You can tell by his torn socks, blankets and pillows, three pairs of shoes, and his massive amounts of food in his bag, that he is a cross country runner.