Bob Grindle


Why did you start running?

I have only been running for 5 years. For me it started as a result of wanting to make some changes in my life, shed some pounds and to get into better shape. At the beginning, I would run very short distances, gradually I was able to increase my distance to the point where I am now able to run a half marathon. Today, I feel stronger and healthier.


Favorite thing about CAA?

CAA is a great community of folks that I enjoy being part of. I have been a member for just over a year and right from the beginning I found the group to be inviting and welcoming. I enjoy the group runs on Thursday and Saturday plus the social events (pub runs and holiday party).


Favorite race?

My favorite race is the St Patrick's Day 10K in Holyoke, MA. What makes this event so special to me is that it was my very first race plus a number of my family and friends also participate.


Most embarrassing moment during a race/event or other?

I have not experienced an embarrassing moment during a race, yet. My strangest moment, however, was when I shared the mens's room at Runner's Alley with a female runner. Slightly uncomfortable.


If you could be any animal, what would it be?

I really enjoy being around the water. I find it to be calming and relaxing. I would want to be a Dolphin. They are intelligent, social and graceful. I continue to work to get there … maybe in my next life.