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Run Bluebird Run

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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.
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Episode 22 - April 24, 2020 Friday Morning with Chap Grubb of rerouted co-op in Taos, New Mexico

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Episode 22 - April 24, 2020 Friday Morning with Chap Grubb of rerouted co-op in Taos, New Mexico

Run Bluebird Run

Episode 2 - February 9, 2021 The Story Behind The Bad Idea Running Club
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:
February 9, 2021
Episode 1 - January 8, 2021 Owning Your Story With Laura Musgrave
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. Facebook: Instagram: Pajarito Trail Fest:
January 9, 2021
Episode 14- December 31, 2020 The Closeout Episode
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:
January 1, 2021
Episode 13 - October 30, 2020 The Mayor of El Paso Speaketh
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
October 30, 2020
Episode 12 - October 28, 2020 Vote for Snow!
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:
October 28, 2020
Episode 11 - October 2, 2020 Pajarito Trail Fest in Los Alamos, NM This Weekend
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 .  We hope to see you out there!  Remember to wear a mask and practice social distancing.
October 2, 2020
Episode 10 - September 22, 2020 It's 2020! It's Okay to NOT be Okay
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's 2020!  For more information on the effect of wildfires on your health, visit .  If you would like to be on a future episode, email me at or text 915-861-4054.
September 22, 2020
Episode 9 - August 27, 2020 Keeping Running Rad with Kate Arsenault of rnnr
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 . 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 
August 27, 2020
Episode 8 - August 14, 2020 Living the Ultra Life with Ella Raff
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: . You can also follow her on Instagram @redridinghoodella .
August 14, 2020
Episode 7 - August 5, 2020 From Reporter to Candidate: Aaron Montes of El Paso’s District 7
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 .
August 6, 2020
Episode 6 - July 21, 2020 Conversations with El Paso Mayoral Candidate, Veronica Carbajal - Part I
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, .
July 21, 2020
Episode 5 - July 9, 2020 Bikepacking and the Monumental Loop with Las Cruces Local Matt Mason
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: .
July 9, 2020
Episode 4 - July 2, 2020 Chopping Wood with Chef Marc of MÁS Tapas y Vino
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 to learn more.
July 2, 2020
Episode 3 - June 30, 2020 Bluebird Days Ultra
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.
July 1, 2020
Episode 2 - June 17, 2020 Deep Dive with Miguel Angel Moreno & Joanna Carr of The Ultrahouse
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.
June 18, 2020
Episode 1 - June 9, 2020 Growing Up Running with Coach Seb Romero of the RunningNM Podcast
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 .
June 9, 2020
Episode 26 - May 20, 2020 Fun & Grit on the Trails with Steven Restrepo of Team Weekend Warriors
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
May 21, 2020
Episode 25 - May 14, 2020 Altra Shoe Talk with Mike Sveum of Altra Team Red
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 .
May 15, 2020
Episode 24 - May 6, 2020 Public Lands: Patrick Nolan of Friends of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks
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
May 6, 2020
Episode 23 - April 30, 2020 Getting to Know Cindy Preslar of Cloudcroft, New Mexico
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 The race is scheduled for August 22, 2020.
April 30, 2020
Episode 22 - April 24, 2020 Friday Morning with Chap Grubb of rerouted co-op in Taos, New Mexico
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 You can contact Chap directly at
April 24, 2020
Episode 21 - April 21, 2020 Glide to the Finish with Joy
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
April 21, 2020
Episode 20 - April 19, 2020 Q&A with Gabriel and Tim of Album Striders in El Paso, Texas
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.
April 19, 2020
Episode 19 - April 16, 2020 About Finding Guía with Scott Krahling of VivaNM.
On today’s episode, we talk to local Las Cruces business owner, Scott, of VivaNM (website: 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.
April 16, 2020
Episode 18 - April 14, 2020 Peter Deswood III of Twenty-First Century Native American Leaders
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 to donate to the Navajo & Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Fund.
April 14, 2020
Episode 17 - April 10, 2020 Ultrarunning & Pandemics with Mark Dorian & Peter Livingstone
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
April 10, 2020
Episode 16 - April 7, 2020 Enjoy, Experience, & Celebrate Tonight’s Supermoon
We’re lighting up our backyard in anticipation of tonight’s supermoon - the brightest of 2020. Hear what we have planned & make plans of your own to participate in this naturally occurring event.
April 7, 2020
Episode 15 - April 5, 2020 Michelle Interviews Friend, Coach, Triathlete: Gretchen G. McElroy
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
April 5, 2020
Episode 14 - April 3, 2020 Training & Racing with Coach & Master’s class runner, David Jackson
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.
April 3, 2020
Episode 13 - April 2, 2020 Thoughts & Lessons from a 20 year-old in the COVID-19 era
On this episode, Zach talks to his niece, Ava Gonzalez, a 20 year-old from Houston, Texas. Ava shares some surprising, yet mature, perspectives about living and adapting to our changing world.
April 2, 2020
Episode 12 - April 1, 2020 Las Cruces USATF Coach & Runner Lucinda Hemingway
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.
April 1, 2020
Episode 11 - March 30, 2020 Mikey Sklar & Van Phan: Running Past COVID-19
On this episode, Mikey & Van share their experience being infected with and testing positive for COVID-19. For photos documenting their experience follow Mikey on Instagram @clever_and_reckless
March 31, 2020
Episode 10 - March 29, 2020 Changing Routines
Today, Zach talks about running in his backyard, which now has him searching for a different type of shoe.
March 30, 2020
Episode 9 - March 27, 2020 Catching Up with Anthony Kunkel: Running Athlete & Coach
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.
March 27, 2020
Episode 8 - March 26, 2020 Backyard Running & Mental Health Checkup
Are you running in your backyard? What’s it like? In this episode, Zach talks about his newest running route, plus shares an article from Trail Runner Magazine.
March 27, 2020
Episode 7 - March 24, 2020 Is It Time to Rethink the Olympics?
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 to be included in a future episode.
March 24, 2020
Episode 6 - March 23, 2020 Rapping with Ruari & Crystal of TrailGangstAZ
In this episode Zach talks with Ruari (Flagstaff) & Crystal (Phoenix area) out of Arizona. To learn more about TrailGangstAZ, please visit their website,, and look for their videos on YouTube.
March 23, 2020
Episode 5 - March 22, 2020 Interview with Peter Olson of Endurance Santa Fe
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.
March 22, 2020
Episode 4 - March 21, 2020 Michelle Joins the Podcast
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
March 21, 2020
Episode 3 - March 20, 2020 Chatting with Dad about his Altra shoe collection
On today’s episode, Zach talks to his dad about how COVID-19 has affected his habits, plus spends time discussing his dad’s collection of Altra shoes.
March 20, 2020
Episode 2 - March 19, 2020 from Jason Jiron Park in Las Cruces.
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.
March 19, 2020
Episode 1 - March 18, 2020
In this first episode we share our origin story, the products we carry & invite you to be a part of future podcasts.
March 18, 2020
March 18, 2020
March 18, 2020