Tell us about your journey to endurance sports. How did you get started?
I have always loved to run. My dad used to bring me out to 5k road races for fun. I really started to love the competition in elementary school during the PE mile. Later I joined my middle school track team. It wasn’t such a serious commitment, but it was a lot of fun and gave me a taste of what it was like to race on a track. My eighth grade year I joined the Deep Run High School cross country team and I have run every season of cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track since.
When was your first race? Tell us about it.
I am not sure what my first race is, so I will talk about my first high school race. It was a 5k at pole green park. I ran 22:07 and placed 154th in the JV race. This was a PR and I was proud of this race.
What is your greatest accomplishment in the sport?
My greatest accomplishment has to be winning cross country states in 2018. This was a huge goal of mine and a dream come true.
What is your biggest goal right now?
My biggest goal now is to break 15:30 in the 5k.
What motivates you?
I am motivated by my family, teammates, and I am motivated by just wanting to get better for myself.
Outside of training and racing, what are other important things in your life?
I like to hangout with my friends and take care of my body when I am not training or racing.
How has training and racing impacted the rest of your life?
Running has impacted my life in such a big way. I now have the opportunity to run for a D1 school and represent that school on the next level.
Why did you choose to train with Endorphin Fitness?
I chose Endorphin Fitness because I knew they could help me get to the next level and I knew I could find someone to help me get closer to being the best athlete I can possibly be.
What do you love most about training with Endorphin Fitness?
I really love the support that I get from my coach, Ryan Middleton, he helps me through rigorous training and tough workouts.