In 2010, a Hood To Coast team was started with friends from my church, Destiny Christian Fellowship. We called ourselves Chasing Destiny. Original teammates have gone and been replaced, but we remain like a big family and love coming together every year to tackle the 200 mile relay.
Today, I'd like to introduce you to our fearless leader.
My dad (Gary) has always been a runner. Even in high school, he was setting track records for Centennial. Serving in the US Air Force for 20 years, he cross trained in his free time to stay in top shape for his overseas missions. He visited many countries, including Iraq, Australia, and Korea. He was stationed in Okinawa, Japan for 3 and 1/2 years and I got to spend the first 18 months of my life there.
He now skillfuly drives massive semi trucks and happily participates in parades.
In 2014, he visited a preschool to tell of his adventures. He's kind of a super hero.
Gary loves running and loves his team. He does a fantastic job rallying us together, from the snowy top of Mt. Hood, to the sandy shores of Seaside.
Here he is, training for Hood To Coast 2018.
Tune in next week to meet more of my wonderful teammates!
We'll see you on the mountain.
Have a good week.
Rebekah Nichele Woodford, Photographer