Keely & Joe Grand
Joe and I haven't been on a team together in over 10 years, but today, and every day till October 12th, we will be rasiing money for Team Healthy Kids as we train for and race in the Chicago Marathon.
I was pretty much born an athlete with a great big heart for the wellness of mankind. Both my love for sports and people started at a young age, as I devoured every second I could to play and run around with my dad, as well as feeling the complete need to make my cousin with severe cerebral palsy happy and comfortable. These, and much more, led me to achieving a MA in Health Communication, running and racing for 20+ years and counting, and devoting my career to helping families lead healthy, happy lives.
Joe is a computer hacker, (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Grand and http://www.grandideastudio.com/), competitive runner, and daddy. Up until the age of 16, Joe was a chubby kid who was picked last (or not at all) for sports in school, spent most hours using his computer or just hanging out. During high school, he made some bad decisions and was ultimately forced (by his parents) to do a sport or get a job. Some friends of his were running track, so he thought it would be fun to hang out with them. He was far from a natural athlete, but worked hard. He ended up running competitively for junior/senior year in high school and college (Boston University, Division 1). He spent freshman/sophomore year running for the Boston Running Club and, around that time, ran 4 marathons - Bay State (1994), NYC (1994) , and Boston (1995 and 1996).
Joe and I met after college on the Greater Boston Track Club, moved to California, got married, and had two kids (!). Together we want to help the quest to support healthy kids and families, while training and racing together!
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