I've been an athlete basically my entire life. My first sport was baseball when i was five years old, which later added track, basketball, cross country, soccer, volleyball and softball. Of my High School, I'm the only athlete that did every sport. I qualifed to regionals for cross country both my sophomore and junior year. I also qualified for state playoffs in basketball every year since my freshman year. I got defensive player of the year for basketball and for soccer i got leading scorer and offensive player of the year. i sadly expirienced every athletes fear, and tore my anterior crucial ligament my beginning of junior year during basketball season, which was right after cross country. Due to that i was out the rest of the year. I got opperated on January first or twenty-fourteen and every since then i had been recovering with therapy. I recently got cleared on October second, which was great because my knee healed faster than usual and i was able to run cross country. Unfortanutley cross country for my senior year was supposed to be my ticket to college, but i didn't have enough time to recoupe from my recovery and i didn't have much practice so i did not qualify to regionals this year. Although i went through this horrible injury, i never gave up. Right now i'm in basketball season and i'm more than sure i'm going to be extra careful this year, but i'm also not going to let my injury get in the way of what i can and am capable of doing. Only i know how much i can push myself. It's all mental. Which is why i'm excited for track season to get back into it and run my heart out. I did not train my whole life just to get hurt and give up on my sports. Things happen for a reason, and maybe my reason is to push myself more in what i can do. This year, i'm going to prove people wrong.