Ronald Garcia

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Ronald Garcia - A time to finally rest
A time to finally rest


City: Colorado Springs State: CO

Favorite Shoe: New Balance 906 Size: 8.5

Age: 71 years old

Marital Status: Divorced

Family members:
Ronnie P. Garcia (son)26
Cassie Garcia (daughter in law)
Dakota Garcia Grandson 4
Berley Catera Garcia 3
Sidney Ashlynn Garcia new born
Kevin T. Garcia (son) 20
Parents (deceased)
Sister and older brother live in Pueblo
two younger brothers live in Denver,

What I do for work:
Director of Mission Assurance and Plans, for the Joint National Integration Center at Schreiver AFB. Basically I oversee the Mission Program for a Missile Defense Activity. Although I specialize in Computer and Communications Security Measures. I changed job to get back into the Engineering side of development programs.

Places I’ve called home and why I like where I am now:
Rocky Ford, Colorado Where I was born
Pueblo Colorado grew up
Fort Benning GA, Fort Polk, La, Camp Hovey Korea, Fort Know, KY, Fort Hauachua, AZ, Fort Hood, Tx; Patch Barracks Germany, Fort Lee, Va, Fort Bragg, NC. Military Service, you make your home where your can
Woodbridge, Va,/Washington DC. Great Experience working in the Intelligence community, DC a great place to visit
Colorado Springs: A chance to Return Home to my Family and create a new life, meet new friends and enjoy experiencing the things I enjoyed growing up, Running, Skiing, Golf, Hunting, Photography and enjoying the wonders of being A Live.

When I started running and what got me started:
I started running cross country track as a sophomore (14) in High School, kept Running in the Military as if my life may depend on it, out of the military, I realize I love to run and have kept running for nearly 40 years.

What does running mean to me:
Running is a way to keep in shape, and to relax I run for the fun of it not to compete.
My job requires decisions that focuses my competitive edge.

Running accomplishments: View my Pikes Peak Ascent/Marathon results
Durango Marathon Oct 2002
Ascent 2002, 2005
Bolder Boulder 14 years
El Pase Search and Rescue run 12 years
Winter Series 11 years

What I like about trail/mountain running:
The beauty which surround the trails, the freedom, the being alone with one self and enjoying the Spirit of the Woods.

Favorite running trail and why:
Ute Valley Park and Garden of the Gods. The terrain is varied, and they close to home so I can run them whenever I want.

Favorite trail/mountain race and why:
Ascent It is an interesting challenge.
Life is rewarded when we face challenges, whether we succeed the first time at our goal, or fall a little short, we are to learn from the experience and try harder the next time.

Best running experience:
Completing the Ascent in 2005 during a hail storm, the race had everything, beautiful weather at the start and during the mid stages of the race, then the weather hit, the rain and hail made the trail more challenging, but the reward was sweeter to complete the race within the time constraints,

Running along the trails and coming across a something, a sunrise, a cloud, a burnt tree or a snow storm where I can capture in a photo graph, my office is covered with the photos I have taken on trail runs.

Worst running experience:
Running with the flu after the first race of the winter series and trying to run the second race at Fort Carson, half way through, I fell out and tried to walk to the finish line. Accepting a ride from a safety truck was the hardest decision to make but the correct one. It is the only race during the winter series I never completed

Neatest thing found on a run:
Friendship. The Friendship of a running buddy who understands why I run and accept me for who I am.

Running related bathroom stop story:
See story about me getting sick during the second winter series 2000. I ended up going to the bathroom at the Army hospital, twice once on the way out and again on the way back, since there were no port a john on the four mile run.

Running pet peeves:
Pushy Runners

Something non running related that no one would guess about me:
I enjoy reading and writing Poetry, Withman, Longfellow, Byron, Wordsworth, Tennyson are my favorites

How much I care for Others.

Other hobbies and interests:
Golf, Skiing, Photography, writing poetry, dancing, Hunting, target shooting, reading (history and historical novels).
Enjoying Life's simple pleasures. Trying to learn something new every year. ( my goal in 2006 is fly fishing)

Other stuff:
Complete the 25th Bolder Boulder (completed it) continue to run the series until I can no longer run or walk.
Continue running the Winter Series
Ascent in 4.5 hours
Durango Marathon in 4 hours
Goal Run the Bolder Boulder when I am 90 and to live to be a 110.
Never Look at a challenge as an obstacle, but as a learning experience, something to make us savor the end of the journey.
Books (Sharpe Series by Bernard Cornwall)
Movie Casablaca, Pure Country, Clint Eastwoods spaggetti westerns
Plays(Brigadoon, Man from La Macha, Chereno De Bergurac,
Song: I did it my way - Sinantra, Honey- Bobby Goldsboro
Food: German, Chinese, and Steak

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