I'm the Genetically Challenged Athlete, aka G.C.
Growing up in Singapore, I was never an athletic or sporty kid. I did ballet for 12 years and when I wasn't at the barre I had my nose in a book. I spent most PE lessons running away from the ball, after getting beaned in the head too many times and spraining my fingers more times than I have fingers. (Oh, the tyranny of PE lessons to the genetically challenged!) I am hopeless at any sport involving a racquet, ball, bat, stick, etc. I thought I was a lifelong bookworm with not a single shred of athletic talent.
But somewhere along the way I discovered that I liked to run. (Maybe it was all that running away from the ball that did it.)
However I am VERY genetically challenged - short legs, not much muscle, not much speed, not much endurance either. I have never won a race in my entire life, nor placed, nor age-group placed, nor...you get the idea. If I raced against two other women in the 20-29 age group I would probably come in fourth.
These days I also do triathlons. That's THREE sports to be genetically challenged in.