Cut from the golf team in HS, running seemed like a good alternative. Plus, there was pizza.
I've been running my whole life. Often times away from the ones that cared about me the most. These are those stories. The ones about running.
- Runner-Up in Father's Footprint Challenge
The ArchitectRunner-Up in Father's Footprint Challenge
It’s the first Saturday of April 2021 and I’m driving around empty parking lots looking for Ron Scholl. I’d talked to him just a few days prior. He called looking for some of that ‘health care that Obama gave everyone’. Ron was in his 70s and not in great health and would call me every once in a while. I work at Tucson Medical Center, so it made sense. I’d told him once that I’d help him get squared away – a doctor’s appointment, a physical, maybe even connect him to the hospital's senior service programs
My name is Tim Bentley and this is a story about second chances and running. This story begins with my left big toe… You know at the shoe store, when they ask you to move your toe up and down, to see if the shoe fits? Well, I can’t move my left big toe (you just tried it didn’t you?). So did I. I still can’t do it.
Mr. Bentley, are you a runner?
“Mr. Bentley, are you a runner?” I’m standing in the St. Augustine Catholic High School chapel, in front of the student body and a kid asks me this. It’s my first day at a new job and I’m nervous about the way I look and the way I sound. I can see their faces, 120 of them looking at me, expectantly.