Grace studied kick-boxing with Sensei Richard Pearson; as well as Ninjitsu & grappling in 1996. She then pursued auto racing completing the course with Skip Barber Racing School. She was only female auto racer in field of 75 with Skip Barber Racing Series in 1997 at Sebring & Homestead tracks in FL, as well as Lime Rock in Conn. In the islands she competed in short distance running races, triathlons, & half marathons. Personally a 7 time marathoner with a P.R. of 3:33 in Boston 2000. Her debut year was 1998 with 4 triathlons & her first marathon in N.Y. City.