It’s been almost two months since I had surgery, and so far, the recovery is going pretty well. I still have a little ways to go, but I hope that this next six weeks will be that jump up to that next level, closer to getting me back on the track.
It took a while for me just to be able to walk. I couldn’t walk for the first two weeks and was on crutches for the next three weeks, then moved to a cane, and gradually, worked my way back to walking on my own. I’ve been doing it on my own for the last couple of weeks, but I’m still trying to get the strength back in my legs and still building that up day by day. I also still have some scar tissue in the area where they did … Read More »
It’s been a whirlwind summer for Ginnie Crawford, from competing through pain at the U.S. Championships to coaching in Cali, spending time with friends in family in LA and Seattle, then heading over to St. Louis, GC has seen plenty. Through her Instagram, she takes us along for the journey.
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Growing up in Seattle, I was surrounded by great athletes. But there are a few that have stuck out above the rest this spring.
I’ve known both Nate Robinson of the Bulls and Jamal Crawford of the Clippers a long time and I’ve enjoyed watching both of them in the NBA playoffs. I’ve watched pretty much all of Nate’s games and all of Jamal’s games. I’m a real fan of the sport and used to play myself for years. I’m a fan of athleticism and I just think it’s incredible watching people that you’ve seen grow up pursue their dreams.
Nate and I started running track together when we were like eight years old. From then on, every summer we ran track together all the way up until we went to high school and we went to the same high school as … Read More »
After a long track season — one of the best of her career — Ginnie Crawford is using the offseason to unwind and catch her breath. Since arriving back in Los Angeles in early September, Ginnie has spent time in LA, Miami, Cancun and Seattle, enjoying life to the fullest. She took fans along for the ride with her camera and Instagram.
The offseason started just one day after Ginnie returned from abroad after her final race of the year in Croatia when a friend surprised her with a trip to the Video Music Award at Staples Center.
From there it was on to the weekend, as Ginnie celebrated her September 7th birthday with friends and family in LA.
A week after her birthday, Ginnie got the special treat of participating in a gold tournament with R&B singer … Read More »
Just days after giving her all to chase her Olympic dreams, Ginnie Crawford was back where it all began this week, being honored for her accomplishments in Seattle.
Ginnie won’t be representing the United States in London after falling just short in the 100-meter hurdles final at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials. But she’s still a hometown hero and the Rainier Beach Boys and Girls Club showed how proud Seattle is of GC when they put together a ceremony to honor her and placed her jersey on the wall beside those of NBA veterans Brandon Roy and Martell Webster.
Ginnie told the Seattle Times that the honor and all the kind words spoken about her by peers and friends helped to lift her spirits after the disappointing end to her run at the 2012 Olympics.
“I’ve smiled so many smiles. So many people … Read More »
I’m getting ready for the U.S. Olympic Trials here in a few days. It’s an exciting time.
Whenever I run an individual race, all I’m thinking about is that race, and what I’m trying to work on at that time. When I’m in a race, I’m in that moment. I’m ready to go, and I know that I have to make this race a good one and execute properly to come out with a good time. My mindset is to live in the moment and take that moment in, but once it’s gone, I’m ready to get back to work on fixing things or racing again.
My long-term goal is to compete in the Olympics and win gold there, but that’s still too far ahead to think about before each race. It does help me when I’m training and doing day-to-day workouts, … Read More »
We finished up a photo shoot for my web site today, and while it was a long day, it was a really productive one.
The shoot had two parts. The first was shot on the track at USC, my alma mater. It was great. I was working with a really talented photographer, Steven Barston. He’s shot everyone from Floyd Mayweather to Kevin Love, so I was excited to be working with him. We did some great stuff on the track — everything from jumping over the hurdles to posed shots. Here’s one of my favorites:
The second half of the shoot was done in his studio. Those were more lifestyle shots, which I enjoyed a lot, too. I got to show a different side of me!