The Quest to 13.1


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.   


21
st
Apr
melly rohrbach

What Now?

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. 

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10
th
Apr
ashley lyle

And So It Ends

A perfect morning. A challenging course. A fun memory. A personal record.

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28
th
Mar
ashley lyle

Running Bring Thrills, Motivation, and Balence in Life for Ali Rush

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.

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21
st
Mar
bryan tucker

Wonderful Experience

Wow.  I can’t believe the half-marathon is only 2 weeks away.  Just thinking about doing this big task is breathtaking.  But we have trained so hard for this occasion and I cannot wait to see all these people at this race! 

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13
th
Mar
ashley lyle

A Bloggy Mash-UP

Several thoughts are running through the mind today, so the only common threads for today’s post are running and randomness.

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06
th
Mar
melly rohrbach

Bib #37, Running In Tribute

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. 

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05
th
Mar
bryan tucker

Almost There!

This last Saturday we ran 10 miles.  Wow.  Think about that for a second.  10 miles.  Even while typing this I am still blown away by that distance.  When I started my run, I felt great.  I started off very slow in hopes to conserve all the energy I had.

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27
th
Feb
ashley lyle

My Bipolar Running

I feel like a bipolar runner lately. Some days are off the charts, some stink. Some days I wouldn’t mind to keep going, some days I just want to stop. But stopping just delays finishing, so I tell myself I might as well keep going.

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26
th
Feb
bryan tucker

Progress

Although I was out for a month, surprisingly I’m not that far behind.  I was able to run 8 miles Saturday while the group ran 9.  I did however lose speed in the process.  I’ve actually slowed quite a bit, but I think that will return. 

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20
th
Feb
bryan tucker

What a Journey

“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. 

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