Tuesday, May 3, 2016

2016 Blue Cross Broad Street Run Recaps

@MalindaAnnHill's 5th Broad Street Run
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

The 2016 Blue Cross Broad Street Run in Pictures

Broad Street Run Reflections 2016 by Alan Barr

Soaked and chilled, Broad Street runners persevere

Skippak's Crystaly Burnick wins Broad Street Run

Rain can't stop runners at Broad Street Run

Rainy Blue Cross Broad Street Run Kicks Off in Philadelphia

Blue Cross Broad Street Run on NBC Philadelphia

Slippery Sights and Results - 2016 Broad Street Run

2016 Broad Street Run Recaps:

Broad Street Run 10 Mile Race Reviews on BibRave.com

2016 Broad Street Run Recap by BK

Broad Street Run 2016 Race Recap by Journey to Complete Health

Gasp! Could I like running?

Broad Street Ten Miler Recap by Mommy Run Fast

Broad Street Run 10 Mile Race Recap by Novel Runner

2016 Broad Street Run Review by RunPhila.com

Broad Street Run Race Recap by Run with No Regrets

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

How to dress for a wet Blue Cross Broad Street Run by Cecily Tynan

Cecily Tynan's Official Broad Street Run Forecast

2016 Broad Street Run Guides & Tips:

Broad Street Run - Transit and Security Info - What you need to know

10 Things Every Broad Street Runner Needs to Know Before Sunday

Field Guide: The Complete Broad Street Run Guide for Runners and Spectators

Guide to the 2016 Blue Cross Broad Street Run

Broad Street Run Preview

Mental Strength Coach Cara Bradley's Advice for Broad Street Runners

Your comprehensive Broad Street Run nutrition plan

How to prep for the Broad Street Run - if you can't be witty, then at least be bombastic

The Broad Street Run

5 tips for Broad Street Run first timers

2016 Broad Street Run - Inspirational Stories:

For race day, a survivor tells his story

Local eight grader inspires family to run Broad Street with him

Doctor Sparks A Mission To Help People With Cancer Through Running

When to say no to a race

Open Letter to the Broad Street Run Forecast

Sunday's Broad Street Run attacts all kinds of runners

Broad Street Run Posts on RUN215 Facebook Group:

It's more than a street.

Broad Street Run Race Day Tips

Who is running, cheering, volunteering or sleeping in?

Preparing for a Rainy Broad Street Run:

Rain Racing (@RunnersWorld)

Top 10 Tips for Running in the Rain (@50by25)

Racing in the Rain: 7 Tips from Runners (@rUnladylike)

How to Run Your Best Race in the Rain (@SaltyRuns)

Running in the Rain (@MarathonsAndMacarons)

Running in the Rain (@WomensHealthMag)

8 Tips for Running in the Rain (@lafenske)

Prepping for Rainy Weather Conditions (@IRun4Wine)

What to Wear - Running in the Rain (@FleetFeetChgo)

Rain Tips (@NYRR)

Running in the Rain

Running a Marathon in Rain (@TwinsRun)

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

Miliotis will run the Boston Marathon in memory of her late twin sister, Alex, who died of cancer in 2002

2016 Boston Marathon: Medical Assistant supports the institution that allowed her to run

Gardiner twins hope to cross Boston Marathon finish line side-by-side

Parents Run Marathon in Daughter's Memory

Mother Running Boston Marathon in Memory of Her Twins

First Time Boston Marathon Runners Ready to Compete

Mother Diagnosed With MS Trains For First Boston Marathon

Boston Marathon: Deb Tully raises money for American Liver Foundation

East Lansing woman eyes Boston to complete marathon feat

Terzah Becker's 'BQ' finally nets her Boston Marathon bib

Meet a Marathoner: Holbrook's Gamere jumps from the crowd to the pack

Marathon Runners Support Wellesley Education Foundation

Faces of the Boston Marathon team

Nash Ream: San Francisco consultant returns to Boston to continue family's running legacy

Boston Marathon Runners Share Advice and Inspiration

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

Wellesley High’s D’Anieri 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

Seeing double at the Boston Marathon

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

Be the Dog - Rock 'n' Roll Washington, D.C.: It’s a Good Life

Bill's Running Shoes - Mental Lapse Rock 'n' Roll Washington DC Race Report

The Cadence Kitchen - RnR DC Race Report

Famous DC - Rock 'n' Roll Souls

Fannetastic Food - Rock 'n' Roll DC Half Marathon 2016 Race Recap

From Dancing to Running - 2016 Rock 'n' Roll DC Half Marathon

The Glass Slipper Catalyst - Rock 'n' Roll DC Expo Volunteer Experience

The Glass Slipper Catalyst - Rock 'n' Roll DC 5k Recap

Hardcore Running Princess - Rock 'n' Roll DC Marathon Recap

Jay Knight Life - Rock 'n' Roll DC 2016 Race Recap

Kat Runs DC - Race Review Recap - 2016 Rock 'n' Roll DC Half Marathon

Life Lists and Labels - Let's Rock, Let's Rock, Today

Mar on the Run - Rock 'n' Roll DC Half Marathon Recap

Mat Miles Medals - Rock 'n' Roll DC Half Marathon - 5 years running

MCM Mama Runs - 47th Lifetime Half Marathon - RnR DC 2016

Mile Posts - Rock n Roll DC by the Garmin Numbers

Move for Hunger - Doing Good at Rock ‘n’ Roll DC – Again!

Out and About - 2016 Rock 'n' Roll DC Half Marathon

Photo Run - DC Rock 'n' Roll

Run the Bar - 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

Run Steff Run - Rock 'n' Roll DC Expo and We Run Social

Run Steff Run - Rock 'n' Roll DC Half Marathon

Running, And Enjoying the Journey - Rock and Roll DC Half Marathon

She's Going the Distance - The Almost PR Rock 'n' Roll DC Recap

Sunny Stride Up - Race Weekend 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
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
There's Been An Accident
Bonnie Brae
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

The Spell
Candy Cane Crawl
Summer's Kiss

Sunrise on on the Capitol

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


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

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

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

Updated March 12, 2016


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

2nd attempt
November 17, 2013
Philadelphia Marathon

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

4th attempt
September 8, 2014
Rivanna Greenbelt Marathon

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

6th attempt
March 14, 2015
Rock 'N' Roll DC Marathon

7th attempt
April 4, 2015
Charlottesville Marathon 

8th attempt
September 12, 2015
Rivanna Greenbelt Marathon

9th attempt
November 22, 2015
Philadelphia Marathon

10th attempt
March 12, 2016 
Rock 'n' Roll DC Marathon

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!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Charlottesville Track Club on Charlottesville Inside-Out

I was recently interviewed for a local PBS program, Charlottesville Inside-Out, to discuss running and my volunteer involvement with the Charlottesville Track Club. You can watch the amazing segment online here: http://ideastations.org/watch/charlottesville-inside-out

I was thrilled to be approached by Terri to talk about my volunteer involvement with the Charlottesville Track Club and my passion for running.

From the first contact she had with me to watching the piece air for the first time on TV, the entire experience was one of the highlights of my time in Charlottesville.

Being interviewed by Terri was like talking with an old friend. She helped make me feel comfortable and valued and it showed in the piece.

Terri was thorough and accommodating in finding the resources she needed, including photos and interviews, for a piece which I feel is an amazing and touching tribute to the running community in Charlottesville.

I've watched the segment three times already and it brings a huge smile and sense of pride to me every time!