Twenty six year old Grace Klein is tired. Tired of feeling fat, hating her body and herself. So she decides to run a marathon. She wants to show her skinny best friend, her preoccupied boyfriend, and the world that she has what it takes to run over twenty six miles in less than four hours. And she wants to post it on her Facebook page for her mother to see.
Then her best friend Bobbie signs up for the race and Grace is determined to finish first at least once in her life. Along the bay front course in Newport, Oregon Grace meets a mother-daughter team who actually like each other, a teacher running for her student with cancer, and a doctor who makes her reconsider what she wants in a boyfriend. With each mile she relives her childhood and her dysfunctional relationships with her mother and food, and the self hate they caused. Grace has to dig deep and discover the strength she never knew she had and the truth that was in front of her all along. She doesn’t know if she will finish the race, but she will not end up the same woman who started it.