Grant started running at the gym. Having tired of treadmills, he began to venture outdoors on the streets and trails around Danville. Running outdoors brought a new set of challenges, dealing with the weather and varying terrain. Gradually he built up his endurance and started running 10K’s and half marathons. He had been training on his own, and while he considered taking on a full marathon, he found that distance a bit daunting. He heard about USA Fit’s training program but was not sure it was the right fit for him. He found the weekly long runs with the coaches and fellow runners to be energizing and actually made the training easier. He has been with the program since 2008 and joined the coaching team five years ago.