Grace Duke


Why did you start running?

I started running about 20 years ago primarily to boost my stamina for skiing moguls.


Favorite thing about CAA? 

I enjoy running with people (as opposed to alone) and so I enjoy the camaraderie of the CAA group runs.


Favorite race? 

My favorite race is the Cherry Blossom 10 miler in DC.  As for local races, I like the Saunders 10K (even though it is usually the hottest night of the year!)


Interests besides running? 

My passion is health and fitness.  I am very interested in healthy eating (and cooking), and physical activity.  Besides running I enjoy weight training, yoga, hiking and snow shoeing.  I also enjoy skiing and snowboarding.


Most embarrassing moment during a race/event or other? 

I don't know if it was  my most embarrassing moment, but it certainly was my most stressful -- When I got lost after the Yankee Homecoming 10 miler.  I ran it with friends and we were together almost the entire race, but at the end I couldn't see anyone!  Unfortunately the car was at one of the friends' house and I had no idea where that was.  I walked up and down along the main street in Newburyport until about a half an hour later when I bumped into them!


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

I have nothing clever to say about this!