I started running in 4th grade with my mom and our neighbors, we did our first 5k when I was also in 4th grade. That’s when I knew I wanted to be a runner. My first time I ran a race I finished in 37 minutes and it was mostly running and walking, but I wanted to improve that time. From a young age running has taught me important lessons. For instance dedication, commitment, and hard work; without running in my life I never would be where I am today. What I learn isn’t just applied at running, I apply it to school and in my everyday life to be the best person I can be.
I became serious with running in middle school and continued my passion into high school. This last year our team qualified for the first time in our programs history to compete at the Nike Cross Nationals in Portland Oregon, it was an incredible experience and I’m so honored that I was apart of that. However I personally feel as though I’m not done improving. As my coach says we can be happy with what we accomplish, but we should never settle. My past seasons have not been perfect because I’ve delt with setbacks, but I’m not going to let those get in the way of something I love to do. Going to college to study what I want to do in the future and continue to embrace my passion of running would be a dream come true for me. I’m dedicated to working my hardest to fulfill that dream.