Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Viva la Vida

There have been some cold, cold runs this month, and yet the mama's and mustaches are trudging on.  I wanted to make sure everybody knew about one of the few runs that is going on next month.  The nice folks who put on the Bentonville Half are putting on a series of races that goes through the year.  The first race in that series is called the Valentines Day 4K/8K.  In case the allure of catching up with the leaders isn't enough for you, here is a little more to sweeten the pot. 
1)  I'm pretty sure this will be your first 8K race, which means you'll get 5 extra points automatically.
2) In the spirit of the holiday, we are going to add an extra bonus.  If you get your significant other (who is not already part of our group) to run the race, you'll get another 5 points.  You also get a discount on registration if you register together.
3)  Just released today, you get these pullovers as your participant shirt.  Pretty cool, and, I must say, a little more manly than the medals they are passing out at the Little Rock Marathon this year.
Hope to see you out there.  Even if you can't make it, don't let the cold stop you. They say that you start to feel warm again just before the hypothermia sets in!  Keep on running!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Running the New Year

Welcome Runners!

It is time to kick of the Mama and Mustache Grand Prix!  I'm planning to use this site to post updates and pictures about once a month.  Since some of us have already gotten started I can include in here what points have been accumulated that I'm aware of.  If you have pictures to add, please send them to me and I will post them to the blog. 


New Years Day 10K

5 runners and 3 fans came out on a wet, chilly New Years Day.  While there have been no official times posted yet, we are pretty sure of the outcomes and points.  Some people are making an early statement that they are in this thing to win it (I'm not naming any names, but one of them was dressed like Steve from Blues Clues.)

So, here are the days accolades.
Lindsey Kelley-  6 miles (6pts), New PR (10pts), Placed in her division (10pts)- 26 points
Ashley Bailey- 6 miles, new PR, placed in her division 26pts
Brian Bailey- 6 miles, new distance (5pts), 11pts
Patrick Kelley- 6 miles, 6 pts.
Jake Van Lear- 6 miles, 6 pts.
Amy Van Lear- Childcare 6pts.
If you missed this race, it is definitely worth running.  It's all very familiar territory, and lots of familiar faces.  I know lots of you have been getting out there this week in spite of miserable conditions.  Keep up the good work!  Just a small reminder, if you want to count weight loss as part of your total, remember to weigh yourself this week and write it down somewhere so you'll be able to compare it to your weight loss at the end of 2013. 
One more thing, please forgive me, I am new at this blogging thing.  I will try to get better.  If you want to check out an extremely good blog published by one of the runners in our group, check out  She often writes about running and races, but also family life and things that are generally amusing like the Chicken that holds the "We Buy Gold" sign being recruited by the Marine Corps right on the corner of Joyce and College.  Trust me, it's better when she writes about it.