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.
The 2010 Master’s Athletics Indoor Master’s Track & Field World Championships are being held March 1-6, 2010 in Kamloops, British Columbia.
The deadline to submit your entry is tomorrow, January 31.
World Championships? Are you kidding me?
Ten years ago, absolutely.
Today, not so much.
In the for what it’s worth category, click here to view the Men’s 50-54 Master’s age group entries.
Most people can not even fathom what it would take to compete at a world-class level. Which is perfect, because Lane 8 isn’t about how to run faster, it’s about how to never stop running…..or walking, or swimming, or cycling, or dancing, or whatever it is that you find motivation to do.
Just keep moving. Just keep eating well. Just keep being a great health example to the people you care about. That’s why Lane 8 exists.