In the beginning I ran because I wanted to be competitive and because it was good for my health. As I gained success with my running it became a window of opportunity for me. It became my way of leaving my name behind at my high school on the record list, and it became my ticket to college. Throughout those years running has become my way of life, it keeps me healthy and fit, and it constantly provides me with a challenge to better myself. But most importantly, I run because I enjoy it.