Running the Half for “Mr. Jack”

Running the Half for “Mr. Jack”

The 2013 Albuquerque Half Marathon included a run with a little extra step in these 50 years of life.  It was a “One Medal” race for my honoree “Mr. Jack.”  My connection to him is through his life partner, also my aunt, Paula. A father of twin sons and a...
Running for my Daddy

Running for my Daddy

An Albuquerque native, Amanda has been running for the past two years.  She has about as many running routes as musical tastes, ranging from techno to rap to country and classic rock. On April 19th, Amanda will run and tackle The Albuquerque Half Marathon, her...

Running for Cancer Survivors

By Coren Anderson I have run for many different reasons and have run in honor of cancer survivors. For Rachael, a young cancer survivor who I met when someone put the crazy idea in my head that at the age of 37 it would be fun to learn to run. For my dear friend...
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...
Quarters for Runners

Quarters for Runners

Submitted by Mari Dannenbaum Zufall My first distance run was around 3 miles, about 7 years ago. I was going through a difficult time in my life and much like Forrest Gump, I just felt like running. I was drawn to it, and felt noticeably calmer when I was finished....