I never thought I was competitive. I never was on a sports team growing up, and when playing board games I don't mind if other people win. When my daughter was younger, I had to stop the Punch Buggy game because if someone else saw one before she did, she'd get furious! The game wasn't worth her attitude.
At exercise class this morning, though, as we were running around the cones for warmup, I happened to start out ahead of everyone. It wasn't like we were all together at the beginning, I just started first. On the last leg the second time around, I heard footsteps behind me and realized it was my daughter. I said, "Don't even think about it, little girl!" But she thought about it. She pulled ahead and finished just before me.
Hmmmm...maybe there is some competitive spirit inside me. We'll see at my first 5K.