Speaking Of Childhood Dreams

Lane 8 & Jack Will Miss This Year's Nationals
Lane 8 & Jack Will Miss This Year's Nationals

Do you ever think back to the times, as an innocent child, when you dreamt impossible dreams. Oh, they didn’t seem impossible then. That only happened as you got older.

Like many children, I ¬†wanted to be a famous athlete. Maybe the next Jim Brown of the Chicago Bears. Or become the world’s fastest human. I was, after all, the fastest ten year old on my street.

Next Thursday through Sunday will be the 2010 USA Masters Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Sacramento, California. If you are at the meet, make sure you stop by the National Masters News booth and say hello to Randy Sturgeon, publisher of National Master News. He’ll be competing in the Pentathlon on Thursday, hopefully. He’s been nursing an injury, but will be there all the rest of the time. He hopes to see you there.

For good measure, and in the spirit of wishing to be there, I ran a 2:32 800 meters this morning.

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As You Get Older USATF

Master’s National Championships 2010

The World's Most Famous Track
The World's Most Famous Track

If you’re interested in competing at the 2010 Master’s Track & Field National Championships, here’s a link for housing information. I know, no one cares about the housing information.

But we are a curious bunch, aren’t we? Is it human nature?

So, I’m banking on your curiosity. To click through and to follow where this Summer’s story may lead.

Staying healthy and having fun, for our entire lives, is one of life’s biggest challenges. A small injury can throw us off track. A Family emergency, or a long business trip can do the same.

Or, maybe a serious injury, like Plantar Fasciitis can last two years or more. Eventually things get better, if we don’t give up.

The next five weeks will be very interesting, and very tempting.