Running for a Marine

Running for a Marine

by Christine Ford I started running in early 2011 for myself. My life had become pretty stagnant after an unconscionable series of events took place with a bad neighbor where we were living in Peralta. My husband and I were pretty much forced to move just to keep our...
Running for Julia

Running for Julia

When my oldest son was in first grade, he introduced to me, through his stories, a girl in his class named Julia. I had the opportunity to see her briefly at an Open House early in the school year. Fiery red hair and a gorgeous smile, Julia lit up the room. It was...
Running for Bob and His Family

Running for Bob and His Family

My connections with the Gerding family stretch back to Texas Christian University.  Going to school with Mike, and connected as local Young Life club leaders, he would share stores about growing up and fishing in New Mexico. When he heard that my career in...
Running for Lourdes and cousin Beatriz.

Running for Lourdes and cousin Beatriz.

Terri is from the San Francisco Bay Area. On June 2, 2013, she crossed the finish line of the acclaimed San Diego Rock N Roll Marathon. While she has completed half marathons and other races before, this was the first time she accomplished a full marathon. “The course...
Man’s Best Friend

Man’s Best Friend

I should have named my black lab, Pacesetter, not Pepper. That’s her pictured up top. She was my training companion for five months as I prepared for The Cutthroat Classic, a trail run in the Washington Cascade Mountains: Eleven miles and 2600 feet of climbing in...
Running the Race of Life

Running the Race of Life

Behind the beard and sunglasses is a determined runner who is fueled by a passion to live. But that wasn’t always Terry’s One Medal story. While Terry hiked for years with the New Mexico Mountain Club, and more recently with the Albuquerque Hiking and...