The main goal of the Bentonville Running Festival is to promote healthy lifestyles in our community. Follow our three guest bloggers: Ashley Lyle, Bryan Tucker, and Melly Rohrbach, as they share their trials, tribulations, and victories while participating in the half marathon training program.
First of all, I would like to thank Bentonville Parks and Recreation for putting together such an awesome event. I feel, and I think everyone can share with me, in saying that we are all extremely fortunate to live in such a place as this. To boot, we all get to benefit from the big dreamer that Mike Rush is, and his uncanny ability to get people off their rears, and doing things they once thought unimaginable. His leadership and coaching is a gift, and he is kind enough to share his crazy brilliance with all of us.
One Monday evening at a speed training session, I noticed Ali Rush (co-owner of Rush Running) doing a mommy version of speed while pushing a jogger … excuse me … runner stroller (we have learned jogging is a myth in this group). As a fellow mother, I was intrigued to find out “How does she do it?” with a husband, young children and career, and get some advice from a more seasoned female athlete’s perspective. She kindly agreed to answer a few questions, and I hope many of you benefit from her inspiring advice.
On February 12, 2013, Terri Chadd awoke to celebrate her 36th birthday. She had never been a runner, never thought about running a half marathon. However, what happened on that day, would forever shape and change her life. "She was my best friend," says Terri. The best friend she speaks of, was her mom.
They thought she had the flu, they thought it was no big deal. Then things changed. Her mom was rushed to the hospital. Everyone was light hearted, talking, waiting for results to understand what was happening. Next thing, within hours, her mother had a bleed that could not be stopped. On Terri's 36th birthday, she said goob-bye to her best friend, her mom.
“Well, Looks like the MRI shows your knee is worse than I thought.” This is what the doctor said to me 2 weeks ago when I went in to schedule a basic scope surgery. He continues to say He would have to go in and cut the tendon to remove bone spurs and repair any damage. I would be out 6-8 weeks.