This Mother Runner Won’t Let Her Ulcerative Colitis Keep Her From Going After Her Goals // Interview With 2020 Boston Marathon Qualifier Janine Grinage
Janine Grinage is a runner, wife, and mother. She's been running for 40 years, as her love for running began in middle school. She was on the track team throughout high school and then ran for pleasure during college.
After running several 5k and 10k races, she expanded her racing to include the marathon distance. In her first marathon, The Cowtown Marathon in February of 1998, Janine finished in 9th place for the females and in 3rd place for her age group.
Three days after running Cowtown she found out that her finishing time qualified her to run in the race she has dreamed of running since she was 16 - The Boston Marathon. Seven weeks after running Cowtown she found herself laced up in Hopkinton for the 12 Noon start.
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- How she let go of what others said and trained for her first marathon in only 6 weeks!
- Why she will not use her medical condition as an excuse to keep her from pursuing her passions and pushing herself to the next level.
- What she did with her son's Autism diagnosis and how they worked it into their life.
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