One Medal for Alice

One Medal for Alice

Nashville is known for many things.  It is a great place for music, food and frivolity. Aside from some high school friends, I’ve known three great public relation professionals from the Music City:  Mark McNeely, Todd Smith and Alice Chapman. In...
One Medal for Gerald

One Medal for Gerald

The Bridgeland 10 mile race is part of the Texas 10 Series. It is a unique, road course consisting of two five-mile loops (more on the loops in a minute). I ran this race for my friend Gerald, his family and our small group from church. Through a unique set of...
One Medal for World Vision

One Medal for World Vision

The Black Hills Ultramarathon: 50 Mile Putting the running pack on her knee she pulled out a five inch blade, “You never know when this will come in handy out there, I always run with it.” Pondering my position in the back of a sprinter van, in the remote Black Hills...
Panther City for Michelle

Panther City for Michelle

“The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” – Robert Burns The plan was to run the Panther City 13.1 marathon on February 21, 2021. The “cold” reality, in the form of an artic polar vortex, postponed the race. My One Medal honoree, a combat veteran with...
Surfside for Allen

Surfside for Allen

The Surfside Beach Half Marathon was my first race in almost a year. It is a fun race on the packed slopping sand along the Texas Gulf Coast.  It was my first race since the initial Pandemic restrictions.  It was a race with several narratives....
#BraveLikeGabe

#BraveLikeGabe

Earlier this week I had a chance to learn more about Gabriele “Gabe” Grunewald and her broad base of support through the use of #BraveLikeGabe .  In the spirit of One Medal, the Albuquerque Dukes Track Club dedicated a weekly run to her as a form of encouragement. On...