This podcast comes to you from Las Cruces, New Mexico - home to our mobile running store, Bluebird Running Company. We are “Loyal to the Trails” and will talk all things running, current events, and product reviews plus updates on items in our store.
On this episode I chat with my friend Sam, aka Nestor, aka The Ape, aka The Desert Ape, aka The Avant-Garde Pirate, founder of The Bad Idea Running Club. To find out more about the club, look for it on Strava, plus purchase a T-shirt or two to help support a worthy El Paso cause. Buy online through Bonfire: https://www.bonfire.com/checkout/the-bad-idea-running-club/
Happy New Year! This is the first episode of the third season of this podcast. For today's episode, I spoke to Laura Musgrave of Los Alamos, New Mexico. Laura is a trail runner (and more) and co-director of the Pajarito Trail Fest in Los Alamos along with her sister, Maria. You can find and follow Laura on Facebook and Instagram through the links below. If you are someone who has experienced a traumatic event in your life, you are not alone. Today, we discussed life experiences, plus how to find and own your life story through the process of overcoming adversity.
Pajarito Trail Fest: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1188872734509773/about
What’s up everyone, how have you been? It’s been a couple of months since my last episode, but today I’m closing out the year that was 2020. Fun fact: It was a year ago today that the CDC director received the first phone call from Wuhan, China regarding a novel virus which broke out of China’s wet markets. Want to set an early 2021 running goal? Join the Bluebird 1000 Mile Club by registering through RunSignup: https://runsignup.com/Race/NM/YourCity/Bluebird1000MileClub
This morning, the incumbent Mayor of El Paso, Dee Margo, was interviewed by fellow Republican, “Buzz” Adams. This is the interview we listened to on 95.5FM, KLAQ, from the nearby city. The mayor held a news conference later in the day, which you can catch on the City of El Paso’s Facebook page. #WearAMask
On this episode, I share my voting experience, plus a recent trip to Arizona, getting sick and more. Check out our upcoming virtual challenge, Full Beaver Moon Run 2020, on RunSignup here: https://runsignup.com/Race/NM/AnyCity/FullBeaverMoonRun2020
We'll be in Los Alamos with the shop this weekend. Look for us at the Pajarito Trail Fest on Pajarito Mountain starting Saturday morning, October 3rd. For more information about our mobile store, including the items we carry, visit us online at https://www.runbluebirdrun.com/ . We hope to see you out there! Remember to wear a mask and practice social distancing.
Happy first day of Autumn! Does it feel like Autumn where you live? Me neither! On this episode it's just me talking about what's been happening lately, especially with the effects of the California Wildfires being seen and smelled way over here in Las Cruces, NM. Our air quality has been really bad, but what else is new....it's 2020! For more information on the effect of wildfires on your health, visit https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/wildfires/smoke.html . If you would like to be on a future episode, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or text 915-861-4054.
In this episode I interview Kate Arsenault of rnnr based in Atlanta, Georgia. "rnnr creates everyday performance apparel that is designed and tested by runners who know what details matter most." To learn more about the brand and to shop online, go to https://rnnr.com/ . If you are or will be in the Atlanta area from September 7th through November 30th, register for the Atlanta Grand Prix running event at https://mailchi.mp/d42004c5a5d2/atl-grand-prix
Ella is an ultrarunner based in Seattle, Washington. On this episode, we talk about her recent ultra outing plus her experience setting the Fastest Known Time (FKT) on the Monumental Loop in Las Cruces, New Mexico. You can read about some of her past experiences on her blog, Rambling Red, available here: https://ellaraff.wordpress.com . You can also follow her on Instagram @redridinghoodella .
This is my first interview with Aaron Montes, former news reporter for the El Paso Times. On this episode we discuss COVID-19 and his candidacy for El Paso (Texas) City Council, District 7. To find out more about Aaron, or to donate to his campaign, visit aaronmontesforelpaso.com .
This is the first episode of what will become a series of conversations with Veronica Carbajal, who is running to become El Paso’s next mayor in the upcoming 2020 election. To learn more about Veronica, please visit her website, https://www.veroformayor.com/ .
On this episode, I talk to Matt Mason, creator of the Monumental Loop, located in our part of southern New Mexico. Matt shares his experiences and advice on hiking and bikepacking within the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks and beyond. We also discuss the Monumental Loop as it stands today and the plans for its future. To learn more about the Monumental Loop and its associated projects and group rides, please follow Matt on Instagram at @monumental_loop . You can also reach out through his Facebook page, Monumental Loop: https://www.facebook.com/monumentalloop/ .
On this episode, I catch Chef Marc Quiñones during a moment of his day when he is not running or preparing food. Marc is the Executive Chef of MÁS Tapas y Vino at Hotel Andaluz in Albuquerque, NM. However, Marc is not just a chef and runner, he's logging serious miles as documented by his Instagram posts under @chefmqtherunner . Marc is an award winning chef - visit https://hotelandaluz.com/chef-marc-quinones/ to learn more.
This episode is an overview of the Bluebird Days Ultra, which begins July 1, 2020. You can register for this virtual event through on RunSignup. https://runsignup.com/Race/NM/LasCruces/BluebirdDaysUltra
In this episode, Miguel and Joanna share the story of how they met, plus how the idea for The Ultrahouse in Phoenix came to fruition. We also talk about the deeper subject of current events surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement. To learn more about The Ultrahouse, including planning your trip to stay at the house, contact Miguel or Joanna through Facebook. You can also call The Ultrahouse-Phoenix directly at 602-374-9153.
We all start somewhere, don’t we? In this first episode of Season 2, I talk to Coach Seb about his running life, and involvement as a coach at Sandia High School in Albuquerque, NM. You can find and support RunningNM on Spotify and Apple podcasts + on Instagram @RunningNM .
On this episode, we talk to to Steven about living and training in the desert beauty of Las Cruces, New Mexico. If you want to check out or join in on the fun with Team Weekend Warriors, connect with them on Instagram @team_weekend_warriors
This episode is a lot of fun if you’re a running shoe geek or fan of Altra shoes. Mike is a trail & ultra runner based in Las Cruces, NM. Mike shares information, including fit and function, about Altra’s line of road, trail and lifestyle shoes - he has an extensive collection. You can follow Mike on Instagram @msveum .
On today’s episode , we talk to Patrick Nolan, Executive Director of Friends of the Organ Mountain Desert-Peaks. The Friends are based in Las Cruces, New Mexico (Doña Ana County). To learn more about the Friends, including how to volunteer or make a donation, visit organmountainsdesertpeaks.org
On this episode we talk to Cindy about her involvement with the running scene in Cloudcroft, coaching student-athletes, and the interesting effect of COVID-19 within her community. Cindy wants trail enthusiasts to know the trails in Cloudcroft are still open. You can register now for the upcoming Trails & Rails race, which benefits Cloudcroft school age runners, through runsignup.com. The race is scheduled for August 22, 2020.
On this episode, Chap and I talk about the current state of affairs due to the coronavirus as well as his “rerouted” business model. Visit rerouted co-op online at reroutedcoop.com. You can contact Chap directly at email@example.com.
On this episode we talk all things running with Joy Lackey. Joy is an experienced massage therapist and running coach in Boulder, Colorado. You can find out more about Glide to the Finish through their Facebook group and by following on Instagram @glidetothefinish
On this episode we talk to Gabriel Nolasco, founder of Album Striders, and Tim Rybak. Prior to COVID-19, Tim was a group run leader. Both guys live and run in El Paso. Anyone can connect with the Album Striders through their Facebook group page.
On today’s episode, we talk to local Las Cruces business owner, Scott, of VivaNM (website: vivanm.us) You can support this local business through their online store. Use NMStrong at checkout and 25% of your purchase will be donated to Together Las Cruces, which is assisting families in need during the COVID-19 crisis.
On this episode, we get perspectives from Peter of Farmington, New Mexico. Peter shares insight into current affairs in both the Farmington area and Navajo Nation. Twenty-First Century Leaders can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram and Podbean. Visit gofundme.com/f/NHFC19Relief to donate to the Navajo & Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Fund.
On this episode, we discuss the current state of ultrarunning & the effect of COVID-19 on future race events. Plus, Peter & Mark lead us through coronavirus predictive modeling & comparisons between the 1918 pandemic & what we are living through today. To be a part of a future episode, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On this episode, Michelle talks with Gretchen G. McElroy. Gretchen is a USAT Triathlon Coach, Personal Fitness Trainer, Yoga Instructor and Ultra Trail Runner. You can contact her through Facebook or email her at email@example.com
In this episode, we talk with David Jackson of Santa Teresa, New Mexico. David & his wife are both Master’s class running competitors & coaches; David has 46 years of running experience. Need a running coach? Connect with David on Facebook.
Local Las Cruces runner & friend, Lucinda, joins the show for a quick chat about running in the social distancing age. Lucinda is a coach for SunDragons ATC, a track & cross-country club for children & adults, as well as a (fast!) Master’s runner.
On today’s episode, I get to catch up with my friend, Anthony, of Durango, Colorado. You can follow and message Anthony via Instagram @anthonykunkel , on Facebook or through The UltraHouse Durango Team, also on Facebook.
On today’s episode, Zach shares his personal thoughts on the modern Olympic games, including the postponement of Tokyo 2020, which was scheduled to take place this summer. Want to share your thoughts on the topic? E-mail us at runbluebirdrun.com to be included in a future episode.
In this episode Zach talks with Ruari (Flagstaff) & Crystal (Phoenix area) out of Arizona. To learn more about TrailGangstAZ, please visit their website, trailgangstaz.com, and look for their videos on YouTube.
On this episode we talk with Peter about his and his wife’s (Deb) business, Endurance Santa Fe, for which Peter serves as race director. We also discuss his project ‘Every Single Arroyo,’ which takes place in his hometown of Santa Fe, New Mexico, where Endurance Santa Fe is based.
Michelle joins the podcast for the first time. On the episode, we talk about our favorite trails & races. If you have a story idea, would like to be interviewed or have a question or comment, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
In this episode Zach talks about his run today, recorded using Strava. In addition, he shares a message from the Outdoor Recreation Division of the New Mexico Economic Development Department, plus advice on starting a running program and staying safe when running outdoors.