I am headed to the 2017 USA Track and Field Masters National Indoor Championships in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the end of this week. I'm trying not to be nervous. Indoor nationals is a very exciting meet. There are "stars of the track," former Olympians, World Record holders and other famous competitors. My job is to put my head down and do my best. I'll be thrilled if I earn another national championship title. As they say, it's an honor to even be in such company. And, though I won the national title in both 2015 and 2016, I am much newer on the circuit than many other participants. I'm still learning and this meet will be a great classroom. You can follow my progress on Instagram @juliajumping and might catch some of the meet on USATF.TV. Wish me luck!
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.