Grandma’s Blog

Grandma’s Blog

Working Through an Injury

As a runner, being sidelined with an injury is the worst.  There’s no doubt that spectating a race is an amazing experience.  Cheering on runners and seeing their strength and determination is a moving experience.  I appreciate every time I have the chance to watch a race but watching when you are injured is dreadful.  […]

New Years Resolutions from our Grambassadors

The start of a new year usually gives us an opportunity to reflect on our goals and aspirations. New Year’s Resolutions have mixed reviews though. Setting goals and achieving them are separate things. Our 2022 Grambassadors share some of their New Year’s Resolutions and their thoughts. If you are looking to set a New Year’s […]

My Running and Mental Health Journey

Running has been a part of my life for almost as long as I can remember. In high school, I was a sprinter and once I graduated, I took up distance running as a way to keep myself active. At the time it was merely another hobby, something that I loved to do a few […]

Back of the Pack

For anyone who has ever been a spectator at a marathon, you know that the excitement of the crowd when the lead runner or lead pack passes you is remarkable. Everyone is so excited to catch a glimpse of the elite runners who are comfortably running at a pace that most people cannot even fathom […]

Grandma’s Marathon Changed My Life

When I think of Grandma’s Marathon I always get emotional for several reasons. For me, it is more than a marathon, but rather the most epic 26.2-mile victory lap that changed my life. I lost all of my hair at age 2 due to the autoimmune condition, Alopecia. It was extremely hard growing up without […]

Road to the Boston Marathon- Entry #2

Entry #2: An Uphill BattleBy: Noah Mark Bitney “How long should you try? Until.” Jim Rohn Excuses are the killers of dreams, and I have no excuses for my training (or should I say lack thereof) this past month and a half! Marathon Training is more than just running day in and day out. There […]

Great Gifts for a Runner in Your Life

Our 2022 Grambassadors are sharing their favorite running-related gifts that they have received for you to buy for yourself #treatyoself or for the runner in your life. Gift Entry into Grandma’s Marathon$130Okay, maybe we are a little biased, but we really can’t think of a better gift for the runner in your life than an […]

Fall Races Recap

Grandma’s Marathon may be our favorite race, but it only comes once a year. So many races moved to the fall this year it was hard not to have something on your racing calendar. Our 2022 Grambassadors share their fall racing memories from this year. Lindsay Walters- This past year for me has been about […]

Behind the Scenes at Grandma’s Marathon

October feels like the start of a new year here at Grandma’s Marathon with registration opening and our event season wrapping up. It’s one of the those deceptively busy times where you think everything should be easy going but our office is almost at marathon weekend levels of chaos. These are some of the highlights […]