What was your 2013 track highlight? Mine was hurdling at 59
I once asked a multi-eventer friend of mine why he did masters track. He said: “Because I enjoy it.” But I was too shy to ask why. For me, the enjoyment comes via self-discovery. I tell people that masters track gives you a chance to test yourself and, with luck, surprise yourself. My test in 2013 was resuming a hurdle career in hiatus since my 2007 ACL surgery. I ran the 400s twice вЂ” in San Marcos (pictured in the stamps below) and at Olathe nationals. My times (each in 1:32) were submediocre, but at least I overcame my fears and paid tribute to my late brother’s courage. My surprise was in medaling in nationals. But I’m more interested in your story. Whether you’re a veteran or newbie, what moment gave you the biggest buzz this year? Remember that you don’t have to be a superstar to get supercharged by competition. I’m the poster child for that.