My love for running happened at a young age, running everywhere I went while trying new things. My mother told me then how she did track back in high school and how it opened a bunch of opportunities for her and thought I could do the same. In 7th grade, I tried out for the school track team and have been committed ever since.
During my track sessions I learned how far I could push myself and what I am truly capable of achieving. My competitive nature has pushed me far on my track team, as I earned a Varsity spot my freshman year.
Unfortunately at the end of my freshman year, I injured both of my IT bands. It took me all summer and part of the cross-country season to build my muscles and stamina back, but I came back hard and more determined as an athlete to better my times and stay stronger for each session to the next.
I worked with several sports therapists while recovering from my injuries, and that experience started my interest in the therapy field to help other athletes. My passion for the sport and desire to become a sports physical therapist gives me an intense drive to be a leader who helps others while at the same time making myself a better athlete and teammate.