Training is in the Backseat for a Few Days…

Unfortunately my dear old Grams (see below), slipped on some icy stairs and ended up breaking four ribs and punctured and deflated her right lung.

Grams celebrated her belated 80th birthday with a 22 minute improvement on her 10K time and winning her age group!

Me and Grams, post 10K

Fortunately, grams is doing better.  They moved her out of emergency early this morning and they are keeping her under observation until sometime this weekend.

She is in good spirits, pain is being managed and me and the rest of my family are all ensuring that one of us is with her 24 hours a day.  She is telling everyone she can that she runs 10K races and showing people her medals…and yes, she carries them with her in her purse–both her finisher medal and her Age Group Award medal.

Seeing my grandma be so strong and awesome, in spite of the immense pain, makes me proud that I am her granddaughter and grateful that I’m taking advantage of my quasi-healthy body by running Disney (and other races) and doing what I want to do in my life.  When I get to be like my grandma, I want to be able to tell similar stories to the docs and paramedics taking care of me.

Needless to say, I’m going to be running Glass Slipper for my Grams in a few weeks–and my goal is now to just run it strong–so I can be just like her!

Much love,



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