I love it when the "outside world" recognizes the awesomeness of dancers. Like when my friends attempt a pirouette and realize it's not just "spinning on one leg," or someone thinks getting into a split "isn't that hard."

For a fun Friday read, check out this BuzzFeed article appropriately titled "You Should Know Ballerinas Are More Hardcore Than You."

My runner friends can't do this...

(We say all dancers are hardcore—power to us all!)