I first began running track and field in seventh grade and ever since my first meet that year, my life changed. I love the idea of always working to improve yourself when you run. Track has helped me to push past not only my physical, but my mental limits.
During a hearting-breaking season of cross country, after dealing with being sick, becoming mentally distressed and completing one terrible performance after another, I decided that my challenges weren’t going to limit me! I worked towards strengthening how I physically train and recover and how I mentally train and recover! With the help of my teammates, coaches, trainer and fans, I had the strength and confidence to perform at my best during my indoor and outdoor track seasons!
Balancing the physical and mental aspects of running has been the hardest thing I have ever had to overcome. But through hours of prayer and preparation, I pushed my limits and became the state runner-up in the 1600 twice my sophomore year (indoor and outdoor track) and state runner-up in the 800 (indoor track)!
In all three of these races the greatest competitor I‘ve ever had the pleasure of racing is Allison Johnson (who is now running at Penn State). She has pushed me time and time again to achieve times I never once thought possible!