Stanton – Kate

Dancer in a Heat Wave: Pain, Agony, and Distress on the Road to Boston – Kate Stanton (April 16, 2012)

Posted on Apr 16, 2012 in 2012, F 18 - 34, Massachusetts, Stanton - Kate

Dancer in a Heat Wave: Pain, Agony, and Distress on the Road to Boston – Kate Stanton (April 16, 2012)

When I first set out with the intention of running the Boston Marathon for the Alzheimer’s Association in memory of my dear grandfather, I had some idea of the challenges I would face in my training and fundraising. Some, but not all. Let’s just say the next time a dancer tells you she wants to run a marathon, you should give her a hearty chuckle, accompanied by a very sarcastic “Well, good luck!” While many running enthusiasts regard routine stretching as a necessity for maintaining a functioning body, hypermobility (as they so kindly diagnosed me) is just about as detrimental as...

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