I came upon this story about the amazing Julia Hawkins and found a new inspiration. She’s setting records at this week’s Senior Games in Albuquerque, New Mexico. At 103, Julia might have fallen short of the record-setting 100-meter dash she completed two years ago, but she is still living up to her nickname: “Hurricane”.
At the 2019 Senior Games, Hawkins won gold medals in both the 50-meter dash and the 100-meter dash in the women’s 100-plus division. “When you’re my age, every day is a miracle”, the Louisiana State University alumna said (she graduated in 1938). “I just keep getting up and I’m here again.” When she’s not running with her glorious white hair and red lipstick, she loves to garden.