There's nothing like a USATF Masters Outdoor National Championship. I've been privileged to attend three of these now and have won two. The best masters track and field competitors in the USA are there, and it's a beautiful thing to watch the fit, healthy masters bodies in motion. There's a sparkle in the eyes of these people and it's inspiring to watch and an honor to be in the mix.
I did my final track workout on Sunday and am having an easy gym week to give the muscles and bones time to rest before competition. Some drills, box jumps and fast lifting will get me ready to be popping over the bar on Saturday. Wish me luck as I attempt to gain a third national title for W55 high jump!
Julia Curran-Villarreal is a three-time USA W55 national masters high jump champion. After a 35-year break from her favorite high school sport of track & field, Julia returned to competition in 2013 at the age of 53. Follow her journey on @juliajumping on Instagram and @juliacurran on Twitter.