jingle bell 5K

In case you were wondering, this is what a super-tough runner looks like when it’s cold as balls and she’s getting ready to run a 5K. This was last weekend, at the beginning of the Jingle Bell 5K in Somerville, MA. I ran a decent race, especially considering that this course had MOUNTAINS (ok, hills). … More jingle bell 5K

new goal

So the obvious action to take after you’ve run your first 5K (3.1 miles) is to sign up for a half marathon (13.1 miles). Right? I hope so, because that is what I did—namely, the Heartbreak Hill Half Marathon next June. Ambitious, but totally doable in that amount of time if I’m not stupid about … More new goal

milestone

Today was a milestone day in the life of Grace: I went running for the first time since my knee surgery. (Almost 6 months exactly since the surgery; almost 12 months exactly since I dislocated my knee the first time.) Now, by “running” we mean a 1-minute-walk/1-minute-run combo for only 20 minutes, but it’s more … More milestone

walk, don’t run

This is a story about running that begins with irony and ends with optimism. I’ve been athletic kind of off-and-on throughout my life, and I’ve also been a runner kind of off-and-on, but this spring after I went through PT to fix my lingering knee problems I had a MOMENT and was all OK LET’S … More walk, don’t run