XC is the best sport ever!!! Although you run for individual times, cross country is definatley a team sport. Teams are close-knit w/ great coaches and lots of crazy fun traditions, such as hitting signs or boxer day. I know this definition is not really that good, for it doesn't even begin to explain running and how great XC is or why you love it so much- but I've tried to explain cross-country to non-running people countless times before and they just don't get it. If your a dedicated cross country runner, than you understand - but everyone else just doesn't get it - but for those of us that do - well no more needs to be said
Some people limit their challenges.
Champions challenge their limits - cross country runners always challenge their limits.