I love how muscle memory stays, and how I can not do it for years and just pick up where I left off (again, this is pretty much just in tumbling). I love the power that tumbling creates, and just the feeling of concentrating only on where your body is going. I love having control over my movements. I love being able to fix one small part of something and getting instant results (for example, lengthen my round-off and find myself at least a foot higher off the ground).
And I just love bouncing, and flying, and flipping.
I even love doing ridiculous pre-workout conditioning. And how coaches are so demanding and won't let you get away with anything.
Now I must come off of my high, and work on my thesis....I hope I will be able to walk tomorrow :)