Friday, May 6, 2016

Fighting Childhood Cancer, One Mile At A Time! #RWCoverSearchContest #TwinsRunInOurFamily


What was your BREAKTHROUGH MOMENT?

On March 17, 2012, my identical twin, Leah, and I joined Team Lemon to support Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer in memory of Leah’s brother-in-law, Michael. On July 16, 2012 our grandmother, affectionately known as “GG,” died suddenly. Over the past four years we have raised awareness and nearly $3,000 for childhood cancer research in memory of Michael and GG. We've also shared our experiences running together to support Alex’s Lemonade and other causes we care about on our blog, "Twins Run in Our Family," Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Much to our surprise, we've gained a following of runners, twins and/or parents of twins. We're often recognized at races when we wear our shirt that has our logo on the front and our tagline on the back: "If you're passing me, I'm Malinda. If I'm passing you, I'm Leah." Over the years, I've struggled with chronic illness and depression. Because of my experience, I'm truly grateful for every step and I'm determined to make my miles matter. I'd rather run in a charity race to raise awareness for a worthy cause than run a fast time. Sometimes, much to my surprise, I'm able to do both.

Masters Mile
Virginia Challenge
April 23, 2016


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

2016 Blue Cross Broad Street Run - List of 20+ Stories, Reviews & Race Recaps

@MalindaAnnHill's 5th Broad Street Run
1:18:40
70 out of 2,014 (40-44)
927 out of 18,928 women
3,992 out of 34,427 finishers

That was one wet, cold race.

Did you beat Broad Street?

Did you cheer or volunteer?

Share your story or recap in the comments and we'll add to our post!


2016 Broad Street Run Photos & Articles:

Blue Cross Broad Street Run Photos on Flickr
flickr.com/photos/ibx/sets/72157667085944700

Broad Street Run Photos on Flickr
flickr.com/photos/43299575@N03/sets/72157665768628003

The 2016 Blue Cross Broad Street Run in Pictures
perspectives.einstein.edu/bsr-photo-essay

Broad Street Run Reflections 2016 by Alan Barr
500px.com/photo/151917853/broad-street-run-reflections-2016-by-alan-barr

Soaked and chilled, Broad Street runners persevere
philly.com/philly/health/sportsmedicine/broad-street-run/20160502_Soaked_and_chilled__Broad_Street_runners_persevere.html

Skippak's Crystaly Burnick wins Broad Street Run
philly.com/philly/sports/other_sports/20160502_Skippack_s_Crystal_Burnick_wins_Broad_Street_Run.html

Rain can't stop runners at Broad Street Run
6abc.com/news/rain-cant-stop-runners-at-broad-street-run/1316760/

Rainy Blue Cross Broad Street Run Kicks Off in Philadelphia
nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Rainy-Blue-Cross-Broad-Street-Run-Kicks-Off-in-Philadelphia-377725241.html

Blue Cross Broad Street Run on NBC Philadelphia
nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/PHI-Blue-Cross-Broad-Street-Run-294412361.html

Slippery Sights and Results - 2016 Broad Street Run
phillyvoice.com/slippery-sights-and-results-2016-broad-street-run/

Broad Street Run Photo Recap by Dunkin Donuts
ddcommunitycruiser.com/philly/gallery-recap/


2016 Broad Street Run Posts & Recaps:
(listed alphabetically by blog / website)

Broad Street Run 10 Mile Race Reviews on BibRave.com
bibrave.com/races/broad-street-run-10-mile#.Vyi2ttJJm70

2016 Broad Street Run Recap by BK
bktandem.wordpress.com/2016/05/04/2016-broad-street-run-recap/

Brooklyn Runs Broad Street by Brooklyn Badass
brooklynbadass.com/ibx10/

Broad Street 10 Miler Race Recap by Burpees and Bordeaux
burpeesandbordeaux.com/2016/05/02/race-recap-broad-street-10-miler/

Broad Street Run Tips by Daily Vacationer
dailyvacationblog.blogspot.com/2016/05/looking-back-at-broad-street-run-tips.html

Broad Street Miler (1:01:59) by Fueled by LOLZ
fueledbylolz.com/2016/05/06/broad-street-10-miler-101-59/

Race Recap 5/5 by Heatsheets
heatsheets.com/race-recap-55

Broad Street Run 2016 Race Recap by Journey to Complete Health
journeytocompletehealth.com/2016/05/03/broad-street-run-2016-race-recap/

I Beat the Broad Street Run by Sarah Katz
law.temple.edu/voices/beat-broad-st/

Broad Street Run Recap by Lisa Catton
lisacatton.com/?p=35

Broad Street is Upon Us by Mainly Running
mainlyrunning.com/2016/04/30/broad-street-is-upon-us/

Gasp! Could I like running?
medium.com/@hoyboy/gasp-could-i-like-running-e5fc557d6283#.cxogshc9d

Broad Street Ten Miler Recap by Mommy Run Fast
mommyrunfast.com/broad-street-ten-miler-recap/

Broad Street Run 10 Mile Race Recap by Novel Runner
novelrunner.wordpress.com/2016/05/02/2016-broad-street-run-10-mile-race-recap-10813/

2016 Broad Street Run Review by RunPhila.com
runphila.com/2016/05/02/2016-broad-street-run-review/

Broad Street Run Race Recap by Run with No Regrets
runwithnoregrets.com/2016/05/broad-street-run-race-recap/

Poppy's 2016 Broad Street 10 Miler Race Report by Salty Running
saltyrunning.com/2016/05/05/poppys-2016-broad-street-10-miler-race-report/

Philadelphia's Broad Street 10 Miler - It's Raining, It's Pouring by Scoot A Doot

Broad Street Run 10 Miler Recap by Shipp Happens
shipphappens215.com/running/broad-street-run-10-miler-recap/


Comments from run215 Facebook Group:

Kim:
This was my first race since my 5ks in high school cross country (10 years ago). After high school I gained a bit of weight and worked a desk job. I took advantage of the free donuts and celebratory pizzas one too many times. Anyway, March 2015 I finally decided to change myself. I started tracking my food and joined the gym. The first day I got on the treadmill I couldn't even run a minute! I was so out of shape and winded. Once I could finally run a mile, it was a slow one (for me). A year later here I am 53 lbs down and crushing 10 miles in the rain. I am very proud of my pace/time! Next year I plan on moving up a corral. The beginning was rough trying to get around people. I felt amazing Sunday. I stressed out thinking I couldn't do it or I would be really slow but I amazed myself and currently looking for a half to sign up for!

Sara:
Alex and I ran our second tethered Broad St and beat our previous time by 2 minutes and change. Our time was 1:32:14. We've never had a rain race together and it caused a lot of anxiety for Alex the first mile. Overall though, great race with so many great spectators and volunteers in spite of the weather!



Meghan:
I had to transfer my bib this year :-( but I had a great time cheering on my husband, and everyone else I knew or just randomly yelled at! This was my first time actually seeing the elites during a race, which was cool. I started watching at Temple (I saw you! Can't miss the skirt!) and then hopped on the subway to get to mile 9 once I saw my honey. I made it with minutes to spare. All in all, spectating is fun but I can't wait to run it again!




Wednesday, April 27, 2016

2016 Blue Cross Broad Street Run Ten Miler


The flatter 1/2 of @TwinsRun in ready to cheer!
The 2016 Blue Cross Broad Street Run is Sunday, May 1. @MalindaAnnHill is ready to run her 5th @IBXRun10 and @LeahCville is ready to cheer from Charlottesville.

Are you going to run, cheer or volunteer? Recommend another article or post? Let us know in the comments!

Thanks to Modell's for the awesome shirt!


2016 Rainy Broad Street Run Tips

Preparing for a rainy run on Broad Street
philly.com/philly/blogs/on-the-run/Preparing-for-a-rainy-run-on-Broad-Street.html

How to dress for a wet Blue Cross Broad Street Run by Cecily Tynan
facebook.com/6abcCecilyTynan/posts/10156953770605094

Cecily Tynan's Official Broad Street Run Forecast
phillymag.com/be-well-philly/2016/04/29/cecily-tynan-broad-street-forecast/


2016 Broad Street Run Guides & Tips:

Broad Street Run - Transit and Security Info - What you need to know
philly.com/philly/health/sportsmedicine/broad-street-run/20160429_Broad_Street_Run_transit_and_security_info__What_you_need_to_know.html

10 Things Every Broad Street Runner Needs to Know Before Sunday
phillymag.com/be-well-philly/2016/04/27/broad-street-run-tips-2/

Field Guide: The Complete Broad Street Run Guide for Runners and Spectators
phillymag.com/be-well-philly/2016/04/24/broad-street-run-guide/

Guide to the 2016 Blue Cross Broad Street Run
philadelphia.cbslocal.com/top-lists/guide-to-the-2016-blue-cross-broad-street-run

Broad Street Run Preview
nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Broad-Street-Run-Preview_Philadelphia-377186171.html

Mental Strength Coach Cara Bradley's Advice for Broad Street Runners
phillyvoice.com/mental-strength-coach-cara-bradleys-advice-broad-street-runners-be-open-possibility/

Your comprehensive Broad Street Run nutrition plan
philly.com/philly/health/sportsmedicine/broad-street-run/Broad_Street_Run_Nutrition_Plan.html

How to prep for the Broad Street Run - if you can't be witty, then at least be bombastic
kylecassidy.livejournal.com/829182.html

The Broad Street Run
avenueofthearts.org/the-broad-street-run/

5 tips for Broad Street Run first timers
runphila.com/2016/04/26/5-tips-for-broad-street-run-first-timers/


2016 Broad Street Run - Inspirational Stories:

For race day, a survivor tells his story
philly.com/philly/health/sportsmedicine/broad-street-run/20160427_For_race_day__a_survivor_tells_his_story.html

Local eight grader inspires family to run Broad Street with him
philly.com/philly/blogs/on-the-run/Local-eighth-grader-inspires-family-to-run-Broad-Street-with-him.html

Doctor Sparks A Mission To Help People With Cancer Through Running
philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2016/04/27/doctor-sparks-a-mission-to-help-people-with-cancer-through-running/

When to say no to a race
andherlittledogtoo.com/2016/04/when-to-say-no-to-a-race.html

Open Letter to the Broad Street Run Forecast
http://blog.christinemeyermd.com/open-letter-to-the-broad-street-run-forecast/

Sunday's Broad Street Run attacts all kinds of runners
philly.com/philly/health/sportsmedicine/broad-street-run/20160430_Sunday_s_Broad_Street_run_attracts_all_kinds.html


Broad Street Run Posts on RUN215 Facebook Group:

It's more than a street.
facebook.com/groups/run215/permalink/1759599694259301/

Broad Street Run Race Day Tips
facebook.com/groups/run215/permalink/1758939870991950/

Who is running, cheering, volunteering or sleeping in?
facebook.com/groups/run215/permalink/1759029730982964/


Preparing for a Rainy Broad Street Run:

Rain Racing (@RunnersWorld)
http://www.runnersworld.com/races/rain-racing

Top 10 Tips for Running in the Rain (@50by25)
http://www.50by25.com/2013/07/tips-for-running-in-the-rain.html

Racing in the Rain: 7 Tips from Runners (@rUnladylike)
http://www.runladylike.com/2012/10/26/racing-in-the-rain-7-tips-from-runners-2/

How to Run Your Best Race in the Rain (@SaltyRuns)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jason-saltmarsh/running-rain_b_5297060.html

Running in the Rain (@MarathonsAndMacarons)
http://marathonsandmacarons.com/2013/05/10/fitness-friday-running-in-the-rain/

Running in the Rain (@WomensHealthMag)
http://www.womenshealthmag.com/fitness/running-in-the-rain

8 Tips for Running in the Rain (@lafenske)
http://minneapolisrunning.com/8-tips-for-running-in-the-rain/

Prepping for Rainy Weather Conditions (@IRun4Wine)
http://www.irunforwine.net/2015/03/prepping-for-rainy-weather-conditions.html

What to Wear - Running in the Rain (@FleetFeetChgo)
http://www.fleetfeetchicago.com/blog/wear-running-rain

Rain Tips (@NYRR)
http://www.nyrrc.org/nyrrc/mar01/training/raintip.html

Running in the Rain
http://www.runningcoach.com/tips/raintrain.html

Running a Marathon in Rain (@TwinsRun)
twinsruninourfamily.com/2015/03/running-marathon-in-rain.html


2012 - 2015 Broad Street Run Posts by @TwinsRun:


Why Did You Run the 2015 Blue Cross Broad Street 10 Miler?
May 4, 2015
On the first Sunday in May, about 40,000 runners run down one street in Philadelphia. Why do they run?


2014 Blue Cross Broad Street Run
May 5, 2014
2014 Blue Cross Broad Street Run 10 Miler - Malinda's 5th Personal Record in 30 days!


Why I Run Broad Street: Solace, Community & Sisterly Competition
May 5, 2014
I ran the Broad Street Run for the first time in 1999 when there were just over 7,000 runners. I ran for the second time in 2012 with over 35,000.


2014 Blue Cross Broad Street Run
May 3, 2014
I'm ready to take on Broad Street with @AlexsLemonade's Running Lemon! Leah and I LOVE this image of the Running Lemon,


Spectating the 2013 Blue Cross Broad Street Run 10 Miler
May 6, 2013
I PR'd at 2012 Broad Street Run,. so I didn't register to run this year. After my 10 mile run on Saturday,. I was ready to cheer runners on Sunday!

2012 Blue Cross Broad Street Run
May 8, 2012
My babysitter finally called me at 7am while I was on the BSL (Broad Street Line). It wasn't a knob, but her iPhone alarm didn't go off!


2012 Blue Cross Broad Street Run
May 3, 2012
2012 Blue Cross Broad Street Run 10 Miler - Countdown to Finisher.


2012 Blue Cross Broad Street Run 10 Miler
Mar 2, 2012
2012 Blue Cross Broad Street Run 10 Miler, Leah's 1st & Malinda's 2nd Broad Street Run.





Saturday, April 16, 2016

Twins Run Boston Marathon



Leah has finished the Boston Marathon three times while Malinda has cheered. Leah finished her 1st in 2013, 2nd in 2014 and 3rd in 2015. Leah qualified for the 2017 Boston Marathon at the 2015 Chicago Marathon. Unfortunately, Malinda failed her 10th attempt to BQ at the Rock 'n' Roll DC Marathon. Malinda has one last chance to BQ at the Rivanna Greenbelt Marathon on Saturday, September 10. We hope that twins run Boston 2017 together!

The Scream Tunnel Sign by Wellesley's Munger Hall
Any twin(s) or parent(s) of twins running Boston on Monday? We'd love to cheer any twins that run in your family so let us know in the comments!

Stories of twins and parents of twins running 2016 Boston Marathon
(Updated April 18, 2016)

Running for her twin: Andover woman runs Boston Marathon for sister lost to suicide
http://www.andovertownsman.com/news/townspeople/running-for-her-twin/article_5cfdc0da-2d55-5c6e-b671-8a8c4122081a.html

Miliotis will run the Boston Marathon in memory of her late twin sister, Alex, who died of cancer in 2002
http://www.eagletribune.com/sports/national_sports/a-witness-to-terrorist-attack-miliotis-takes-on-boston-marathon/article_bf6614df-600c-5a5f-841e-e0d21e40f89b.html

2016 Boston Marathon: Medical Assistant supports the institution that allowed her to run
http://www.brighamandwomensfaulkner.org/about-us/general-information/bwfh-news/2016-Boston-Marathon-Medical-Assistant-supports-the-institution-that-allowed-her-to-run.aspx#.VxW4IzArLIU
http://healthhub.brighamandwomens.org/a-nicu-homecoming-twins-return-to-brigham-and-womens-hospital#sthash.xBJm1ZaT.AHdScWNF.dpbs
https://www.crowdrise.com/lifegivingbreakthroughsboston2016/fundraiser/alexandrabryar

Gardiner twins hope to cross Boston Marathon finish line side-by-side
http://bangordailynews.com/2016/04/18/news/mid-maine/gardiner-twins-hope-to-cross-boston-marathon-finish-line-side-by-side/

Parents Run Marathon in Daughter's Memory
http://www.necn.com/news/new-england/Parents-Run-Marathon-in-Daughters-Memory-376013221.html

Mother Running Boston Marathon in Memory of Her Twins
http://boston.cbslocal.com/2016/02/12/mother-running-boston-marathon-in-memory-of-her-twins/

First Time Boston Marathon Runners Ready to Compete
http://www.wagmtv.com/content/sports/First-time-Boston-Marathon-Runners-ready-to-compete-375898461.html

Mother Diagnosed With MS Trains For First Boston Marathon
http://boston.cbslocal.com/2016/04/04/mother-multiple-sclerosis-boston-marathon-fundraising/

Boston Marathon: Deb Tully raises money for American Liver Foundation
http://wayland.wickedlocal.com/article/20160411/NEWS/160419173

East Lansing woman eyes Boston to complete marathon feat
http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/news/local/2016/04/10/fleet-feet-east-lansings-minnick-off-boston/82706618/

Terzah Becker's 'BQ' finally nets her Boston Marathon bib
http://www.dailycamera.com/recreation/ci_29778532/mike-sandrock-terzah-beckers-bq-finally-nets-her

Meet a Marathoner: Holbrook's Gamere jumps from the crowd to the pack
http://holbrook.wickedlocal.com/article/20160326/NEWS/160326585

Marathon Runners Support Wellesley Education Foundation
http://www.hometownweekly.net/wellesley/marathon-runners-support-wellesley-education-foundation/

Faces of the Boston Marathon team
http://thriving.childrenshospital.org/faces-boston-marathon-team/

Nash Ream: San Francisco consultant returns to Boston to continue family's running legacy
http://findyourfinishline.hylands.com/meet-the-runners/nash-ream/

Boston Marathon Runners Share Advice and Inspiration
http://www.bostonmagazine.com/health/blog/2016/04/18/boston-marathon-runners/


Twins ran 2016 B.A.A. Invitation Mile
(Updated April 18, 2016)

Wellesley High’s D’Anieri twins destroy BAA Invitational Mile field
http://theswellesleyreport.com/2016/04/wellesley-highs-danieri-twins-destroy-baa-invitational-mile-field/


Stories of twins and parents of twins running 2015 Boston Marathon

Otsego twins take Boston Marathon in stride, finish race together
http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2015/04/otsego_twins_take_boston_in_st.html

Seeing double at the Boston Marathon
http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/on-the-run/Seeing-double-at-the-Boston-Marathon.html


Friday, April 15, 2016

#OneBostonDay - Old South Church in Boston

Photo taken by @MalindaAnnHill on April 19, 2014

On #OneBostonDay, April 15, 2016, Old South Church in Boston, The Church of the Finish Line, marks the three-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon tragedies with a gentle Interfaith Service of Resiliency at 2:30 pm in partnership with the Massachusetts Resiliency Center.

Former Governor Deval Patrick will speak and it will be broadcast live via New England Cable News (NECN). The service will pause at 2:49pm to observe the statewide moment of silence.

The public is also invited to take part in An Expression of Resiliency on Canvas in front of the church from 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm.

Old South Church in Boston is located 100 feet from the Boston Marathon finish line and since April 2013 has ministered to survivors and first responders including many in the congregation. 

The Massachusetts Resiliency Center provides support and services to victims of the April 2013 Boston Marathon bombings and related events. The Resiliency Center is a survivor driven and survivor led organization created to make the process of getting support and assistance easier for the widespread, global community of survivors.



Monday, March 28, 2016

Back on My Feet 5 Miler - Running for a Good Cause and a Good Time



Grateful for the opportunity to run for a good cause and a good time! Finished the Stroehmann Bakeries Back on My Feet 5-Miler on Saturday, March 26 with a PR! Many thanks to all the staff, sponsors, volunteers, spectators, runners, joggers and walkers! It was a fun race to support an important charity.

Back on My Feet is committed to building a stronger and healthier community. The Stroehmann Bakeries Back on My Feet 5-Miler helps to provide support to our services to improve the self-sufficiency of those experiencing homelessness. All proceeds from the race benefit the local BoMF Philadelphia Chapter.

Twitter: @BoMF5Miler
Facebook: facebook.com/Philly5miler
Instagram: @BoMFPhilly



Friday, March 18, 2016

#RnRDC Marathon, Half Marathon, 5k, Expo, Spectator & Volunteer Recaps

Freudian slip? Somehow I put Leah's name on my bib!
Unfortunately, putting Leah's name on my bib did not help me run as fast as she did at the Chicago Marathon. I know I ran my best, but I am disappointed that I failed to qualify for the Boston Marathon (BQ) on my 10th attempt on Saturday, March 12. 

Unofficial finish time: 4:00:23
A lot can change in 1/2 mile splits
Incapacitating stomach pain and nausea overwhelmed me after mile 20 and it took every bit of strength I had remaining to keep running (or walking) towards the finish line of my 20th marathon. 

While I am disappointed that I failed to reach my goal, I know that I gave it my all. My legs felt great the day after the marathon even though the unrelenting nausea continued. I'm not sure if it's my gastroparesis, a virus or something else, but I hope to find a way to run through any nausea and stomach pain next time

I admit that I contemplated giving up my goal to BQ, but I just can't stop chasing that unicorn. I have one last chance to BQ at the Rivanna Greenbelt Marathon on Saturday, September 10 and I will train my best so that I don't hit "the wall" again.

Won't wash this shirt touched by Greg Dulli
While I failed to reach my BQ goal, it's not too late to help me reach my fundraising goal. 

So close to reaching my fundraising goal!
Text "LEMONADE E1121983" to "85944" to donate $10 by phone.

Fighting childhood cancer one text at a time!
Or, donate $2 or more online: www.alexslemonade.org/mypage/1121983

Running in memory of GG and Michael

Did you run, cheer or volunteer during the Rock 'n' Roll DC Marathon, Half or 5K? Tell us about your experience (or share you link to your recap) in the comments. Comments will be posted after review. 

30 #RnRDC Recaps
(updated 4/1/2016)
Listed alphabetically by blog or website

ABC2 News - Recapping the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon in Washington DC
abc2news.com/sports/recapping-the-rock-n-roll-marathon-in-washington-dc

Be the Dog - Rock 'n' Roll Washington, D.C.: It’s a Good Life
bethedog.ninja/blog/2016/3/14/bdkz0u2i8uifnwsus81bc4zf0ak796

Bill's Running Shoes - Mental Lapse Rock 'n' Roll Washington DC Race Report
billrunningshoes.blogspot.com/2016/03/mental-lapse-rock-n-roll-washington-dc.html

The Cadence Kitchen - RnR DC Race Report
thecadencekitchen.com/blog/2016/3/15/rnr

Famous DC - Rock 'n' Roll Souls
famousdc.com/2016/03/14/rock-n-roll-dc/ 

Fannetastic Food - Rock 'n' Roll DC Half Marathon 2016 Race Recap
fannetasticfood.com/2016/03/15/rock-n-roll-dc-half-marathon-2016-race-recap/

From Dancing to Running - 2016 Rock 'n' Roll DC Half Marathon
dancingtorunning.com/2016/03/23/2016-rock-n-roll-dc-half-marathon-recap/

The Glass Slipper Catalyst - Rock 'n' Roll DC Expo Volunteer Experience
rundisneybelle14.wordpress.com/2016/03/17/rock-n-roll-d-c-expo-volunteer-experience/

The Glass Slipper Catalyst - Rock 'n' Roll DC 5k Recap
rundisneybelle14.wordpress.com/2016/03/18/rock-n-roll-5k-recap/

Hardcore Running Princess - Rock 'n' Roll DC Marathon Recap
emilygerard.com/index.php/2016/03/12/rock-n-roll-dc-marathon-recap/

Jay Knight Life - Rock 'n' Roll DC 2016 Race Recap
jayknightlife.com/2016/03/rock-n-roll-dc-2016-race-recap.html

Kat Runs DC - Race Review Recap - 2016 Rock 'n' Roll DC Half Marathon
katrunsdc.com/race-review-recap-2016-rock-n-roll-d-c-half-marathon/

Life Lists and Labels - Let's Rock, Let's Rock, Today
lifelistsandlabels.wordpress.com/2016/03/13/lets-rock-lets-rock-today/

Mar on the Run - Rock 'n' Roll DC Half Marathon Recap
marontherun.com/2016/03/14/race-recap-rock-n-roll-dc-half-marathon/

Mat Miles Medals - Rock 'n' Roll DC Half Marathon - 5 years running
matmilesmedals.com/2016/03/rock-n-roll-dc-half-marathon-2016-5-years-running/

MCM Mama Runs - 47th Lifetime Half Marathon - RnR DC 2016
mcmmamaruns.com/2016/03/16/lifetime-half-marathon-47-rnr-dc-2016/

Mile Posts - Rock n Roll DC by the Garmin Numbers
mile-posts.com/running/rock-n-roll-dc-by-the-garmin-numbers.html

Move for Hunger - Doing Good at Rock ‘n’ Roll DC – Again!
moveforhunger.org/40605-2/

Out and About - 2016 Rock 'n' Roll DC Half Marathon
emmers712.blogspot.com/2016/03/2016-rock-n-roll-dc-half-marathon-race.html

Photo Run - DC Rock 'n' Roll
photorun.net/index.php?content=photodisplay&id=3030&event=DC_Rock-n-Roll

Run the Bar - Tuesday Training - Rock 'n' Roll DC Recap
runthebarblog.wordpress.com/2016/03/22/tuesday-training-rock-n-roll-dc-recap/

Run Freckles Run - Race Recap: The Rock 'n' Roll DC Marathon - Peter's Perspective

Run with No Regrets - Rock 'n' Roll DC Half Marathon Recap
runwithnoregrets.com/2016/03/rock-n-roll-dc-half-marathon-recap/

Run Steff Run - Rock 'n' Roll DC Expo and We Run Social
runsteffrun.com/2016/03/rock-n-roll-dc-expo-and-we-run-social.html

Run Steff Run - Rock 'n' Roll DC Half Marathon
runsteffrun.com/2016/03/the-2016-rock-n-roll-dc-half-

Running, And Enjoying the Journey - Rock and Roll DC Half Marathon
runningandenjoying.blogspot.com/2016/03/2016-rock-and-roll-dc-half-marathon.html

She's Going the Distance - The Almost PR Rock 'n' Roll DC Recap
shesgoingthedistance.com/2016/03/17/the-almost-pr-rock-n-roll-dc-12-recap/

Sunny Stride Up - Race Weekend Rock 'n' Roll DC Half
sunnystrideup.com/2016/03/15/race-weekend-recap-rock-n-roll-dc-half/

Women's Running - Photos of Runners at Rock 'n' Roll DC

Writing, Reading, Running - Race Recap: Rock 'n' Roll DC Half Marathon

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

An Evening with Greg Dulli


On Saturday, March 12, I finished my 20th marathon in the morning* and spent the evening with Greg Dulli and friends from the Congregation at the Sixth and I Synagogue in Washington, D.C. 

On Sunday, March 13, I spent another evening with Greg Dulli, friends and my daughter at the First Unitarian Church in Philadelphia. 

I've been running to Greg's music for over 20 years so I was grateful for the opportunity to personally thank him for his contribution to my running playlist. 

I wore my Rivanna Greenbelt Marathon shirt since I was hoping to get a photo with Greg. 

Now, when I look at this photo, I'm even more determined to succeed at my 11th attempt to qualify for the Boston Marathon (BQ) at the Rivanna Greenbelt Marathon on Saturday, September 10.

Thanks again, Greg.




I was so excited to take my daughter to her first concert that I forgot about Daylight Saving Time. Unfortunately, my daughter's first pre-game didn't include a nap so she fell asleep in the church pew waiting for the meet and greet. Luckily, she woke up just in time to take the above photo of me and Greg. I think she's quite the photographer since it's not easy to get a decent photo of me on the first take. She was a bit shy at first but her nervousness quickly disappeared when Greg told her he liked polka dots. She was all smiles - like mother, like daughter

Needless to say, we will keep her polka dot jacket and my Rivanna Greenbelt Marathon shirt forever. ;-)



First Unitarian Church Sanctuary in Philadelphia
March 13, 2016



If I Were Going
The Body
Please Stay (Once You Go Away)
There's Been An Accident
Bonnie Brae
Papillon
Teenage Wristband
Martin Eden
Step Into the Light
Black Is The Color
My Funny Valentine
She Was Stolen
It Kills
Paper Thin Hotel
Forty Dollars
Too Tough To Die
What Jail Is Like
Can Rova
Number Nine

1st Encore:
The Spell
Candy Cane Crawl


2nd Encore:
Modern Love


March 13, 2016

If I Were Going
The Body
Hyperballad
There's Been An Accident
Bonnie Brae
Papillon
Teenage Wristband
Martin Eden
Step Into The Light
Black Is The Color
My Funny Valentine
She Was Stolen
It Kills
Paper Thin Hotel
Too Tough To Die
What Jail Is Like
Can Rova
Front Street

Encore:
The Spell
Candy Cane Crawl
Summer's Kiss




Sunrise on on the Capitol


1st Song on Shuffle...
Double Day by The Afghan Whigs

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Unofficial Finish Time: 4:00:23 
Average pace: 9:11


3/21/2016 Update: 

I wanted to share this blog post by another mother who wrote so eloquently about "The Dulli Effect" that I can relate to on many levels.Thanks for sharing your story, Red Pen Mama
www.redpenmamapgh.com/2016/03/dulli-effect/


Wednesday, February 24, 2016

#Train2BQ With Team Lemon - Fighting Childhood Cancer One BQ Attempt At A Time

www.alexslemonade.org/mypage/1121983
Updated March 12, 2016

facebook.com/twinsruninourfamily

Leah and Malinda deemed themselves "Twins Run In Our Family" so they could share their experiences running together while supporting causes they care about.

Running in memory of GG & Michael
Since 2012, Leah and Malinda (@TwinsRun) have raised $2,907 to support Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation in memory of their grandmother, GG, and Leah's brother-in-law, Michael.

@LeahCville at 2015 Boston Marathon
Leah, the faster 1/2 of @TwinsRun, has qualified for the Boston Marathon (BQ) 4 times and finished 3 Boston Marathons (2013, 2014 and 2015).

@MalindaAnnHill at 2015 Philly Marathon
Malinda, the slower 1/2 of @TwinsRun, has yet to BQ after 10 unsuccessful attempts:

1st attempt
October 13, 2013
Chicago Marathon
4:04:21

2nd attempt
November 17, 2013
Philadelphia Marathon
4:04:40

3rd attempt
April 5, 2014
Charlottesville Marathon
3:56:14 (1st sub-4)

4th attempt
September 8, 2014
Rivanna Greenbelt Marathon
4:23:56


5th attempt
November 23, 2014
Philadelphia Marathon
3:47:42 (PR)

6th attempt
March 14, 2015
Rock 'N' Roll DC Marathon
3:54:58

7th attempt
April 4, 2015
Charlottesville Marathon 
4:19:12

8th attempt
September 12, 2015
Rivanna Greenbelt Marathon
4:23:02

9th attempt
November 22, 2015
Philadelphia Marathon
4:01:22

10th attempt
March 12, 2016 
Rock 'n' Roll DC Marathon
4:00:23


Malinda is training to succeed at her 11th attempt (the power of positive thinking!) at the Rivanna Greenbelt Marathon on September 10.

Although Malinda has yet to reach her 2017 BQ goal (3:55), you can help us her reach her fundraising goal - $355 to support Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer!

No donation is too small - $2, $3, $4, $5 or more is greatly appreciated!

Text LEMONADE E1121983 to 85944 to donate $10 by phone.

Thanks for your support!