Jitterbugs

Racers must be addicted to the feeling of performance-induced anxiety:  the churning stomach, irritability and self-doubt which approach paralysis in the hours before a big competition.  Nerves, which at their worst resemble a deathly illness – complete with lost meals, fetal-position nap-comas, and profuse sweating episodes – are part of being a performer, regardless of one’s ability and aspirations.  In an effort to escape my...

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