From the earliest days of my life, the sound of a bouncing basketball was a familiar and comforting noise. My older brothers were avid players and I would often find myself tagging along to their games. Instead of watching the games, however, I was drawn to the expansive parking lots. The wide-open space was my playground and I would spend hours running around, excited by the concrete beneath my feet.
As I grew older, my love for running didn't wane. Recognizing my passion, my parents decided to enroll me in track when I was around the age of 10. This decision became a pivotal moment in my life. Under the guidance of my coaches, I began to refine my raw energy into a focused pursuit of speed and endurance. I learned the thrill of competition, the joy of personal bests, and the camaraderie of a team. I discovered a part of myself that I hadn't known existed, and I fell in love with the sport.
Years have passed since then, but my love for track and field remains undiminished. Each time I step onto the track, I am reminded of those days running through parking lots. I am filled with gratitude for my supportive family, my dedicated coaches, and my enduring love for running. As I journey on this path being part of NATFL as a Detroit Turbine, I look forward to sharing more of my story with all of you. Cheers to more running, and achieving more personal bests.
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