I first started racing in 5th grade; my cousins raced and they invited me to join them, I loved the feeling of accomplishment. Through all the morning practices and hard workouts I have learned that nothing comes without persistence. I found that I could push my body far past what I believed I could, and that even though I can push myself harder that doesn't mean that I don't need to let my body recover. Throughout my high school seasons of track and cross country I've had to struggle through injuries that have kept me from racing; but I have never given up on myself. When I was injured I would cross train; I would ride my bike, lift weights, do core exercises, and go swimming to stay active and fit for the next opportunity I had to race. I am very positive, energetic, and am fairly good at making friends fast. I love to have fun but I know when its time to have fun and when its time to be serious. I would like to go to a school with a friendly atmosphere, one I can major in music, and will allow me to balance my education and practice.