Thursday, August 4, 2016

Alex's Million Mile - Team @TwinsRun in Our Family


Leah and Malinda are identical twins and masters marathon moms. We deemed ourselves "Twins Run In Our Family" so we could share our experiences running together while supporting causes we care about.

Since 2012, we have raised $2,912 to support Alex's Lemonde Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer in memory of our grandmother, GG, and Leah's brother-in-law, Michael.

If you are a runner, twin, and/or parent of twins, please join our Alex's Million Mile team to help us reach our mileage goal this September.

If you can make a donation, please help us reach our fundraising goal. No donation is too small. Donate $1 (or more) online or text "LEMONADE E1222069" to "85944" to donate $10 by text.

Help us fight childhood cancer, one mile and one dollar at a time!

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Sting & Peter Gabriel - Rock Paper Scissors Tour


Obligatory Concert Selfie
by @LeahCville


One Concert Photo Allowed
by @MalindaAnnHill

We were so very grateful for the opportunity to see Peter Gabriel & Sting together again since their music has been an important part of our lives and our running playlists. ;-)

We first saw Peter Gabriel and Sting perform together as part of the Human Rights Now! Tour in Philadelphia in 1988. Wow. That was a long time ago!

The show was absolutely amazing - the songs, musicians, back-up singers, lights and video.

We also appreciated the audience who made us feel relatively "young" since the majority of attendees appeared to be card carrying members of the AARP. ;-)

We hope to share more about our experiences before, during and after the show in the coming days. In the meantime, we wanted to share the set list and links to articles, reviews and videos.

Have you seen the show? Will you attend a future show? We'd love to hear about your experience! And, if you see any links we should add to our post, please share in the comments*. 

*Note: Comments are posted after approval.

Sting & Peter Gabriel
Rock Paper Scissors
Verizon Center
Thursday, June 23, 2016

Set List:

"The Rhythm of the Heat" - Peter Gabriel
"If I Ever Lose My Faith in You" - Sting
*"No Self Control" - Peter Gabriel & Sting
"Invisible Sun" - Sting & Peter Gabriel
"Games Without Frontiers" - Peter Gabriel & Sting
"Shock the Monkey" - Sting
"Secret World"- Peter Gabriel
"Driven to Tears" - Sting (featuring violinist Peter Tickell)
"Fragile" - Sting
"Red Rain" - Peter Gabriel
"Dancing With the Moonlit Knight" (Introduction) - Sting
"Message in a Bottle" - Sting & Peter Gabriel
"Darkness"* - Peter Gabriel
"Walking in Your Footsteps" - Sting
"Kiss That Frog" - Sting
"Don't Give Up" - Peter Gabriel & Jennie Abrahamson
"The Hounds of Winter" - Sting (featuring Jo Lawry)
"Big Time" - Peter Gabriel & Sting
"Englishman in New York" - Sting & Peter Gabriel
"Solsbury Hill" - Peter Gabriel & Sting
"Every Little Thing She Does is Magic" - Sting
"If You Love Somebody Set Them Free" - Peter Gabriel
"Roxanne" (with "Ain't No Sunshine") - Sting
"Love Can Heal" - Peter Gabriel
"Desert Rose" -Sting
"In Your Eyes" - Peter Gabriel & Sting

Encore:

"Every Breath You Take" - Sting & Peter Gabriel
"Sledgehammer" - Peter Gabriel & Sting

Set List Changes:
* "Digging in the Dirt" - Peter Gabriel replaced "No Self Control" in Chicago
* "San Jacinto" - Peter Gabriel replaced "Darkness" in Chicago


Set List on Apple Music

Links to Concert Photos & Reviews

Sting, Peter Gabriel Announce Joint Rock Paper Scissors Tour

Tony Levin Road Diaries - Peter Gabriel & Sting 2016 Tour - Washington Show
tonylevin.com/road-diaries/peter-gabriel-sting-2016-tour/washington-show

Welcome to Washington Sting and Peter Gabriel
huffingtonpost.com/jack-healey/welcome-to-washington-sti_b_10347596.html

Sting, Peter Gabriel Play Rock Paper Scissors at the Verizon Center
dcist.com/2016/06/sting_gabriel_play_rock_paper_sciss.php

Peter Gabriel & Sting Bring Distinctive Raspy Voices to Washington DC's Verizon Center (Photos)
glidemagazine.com/164481/peter-gabriel-sting-bring-distinctive-raspy-voices-washington-dcs-verizon-center-photos/

Sting & Peter Gabriel - Photos from 6-24 by Concertchick27
flickr.com/photos/9192035@N05/sets/72157667488347114

Peter Gabriel and Sting Concert Review by Note-Tation
notetation.blogspot.com/2016/06/concert-review-peter-gabriel-and-sting.html

Sting and Peter Gabriel Trade Hits, Covers During Three-Hour Tour Kickoff
billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/7415588/sting-peter-gabriel-trade-hits-covers-during-tour-kick-off

Videos & Setlist: Peter Gabriel & Sting Share Stage At Rock Paper Scissors Tour Opener In Ohio
jambase.com/article/peter-gabriel-sting-share-stage-rock-paper-scissors-tour-opener-ohio

Peter Gabriel and Sting Kick Off U.S. Tour With Exuberant, Inspired Collaborations: Concert Review
ultimateclassicrock.com/peter-gabriel-sting-tour/

Concert review | Sting, Peter Gabriel may be combo for the ages
dispatch.com/content/stories/life_and_entertainment/2016/06/21/0621-sting-gabriel-review.html

Watch Peter Gabriel Debut New Song “Love Can Heal” At Joint Tour With Sting Opening Night In Columbus
stereogum.com/1884055/watch-peter-gabriel-debut-new-song-love-can-heal-at-joint-tour-with-sting-opener-in-columbus/video/

Music Review: Sting, Peter Gabriel Rock Jones Beach In Seamless, Sold Out Show
showbiz411.com/2016/06/25/music-review-sting-peter-gabriel-rock-jones-beach-in-seamless-sold-out-show

Sting and Peter Gabriel: Rock Paper Scissors Tour at the BB&T Pavilion, June 26, 2016
photos.nj.com/8002621/gallery/062616petergabrielsting/index.html#/0

Sting and Peter Gabriel's dueling tour was karaoke magic in Camden (PHOTOS)
nj.com/entertainment/music/index.ssf/2016/06/sting_and_peter_gabriel_camden_nj_concert_review_p.html

Peter Gabriel and Sting: Odd couple on tour, but it works
philly.com/inquirer/entertainment/20160628_Peter_Gabriel_and_Sting__Odd_couple__but_it_works.html

Sting and Peter Gabriel: The ‘Tantric Twins’ Stretch Out in New York
radio.com/2016/06/28/sting-peter-gabriel-concert-review-msg/

Concert review: Sting and Peter Gabriel
northjersey.com/arts-and-entertainment/concert-review-sting-and-peter-gabriel-1.1623110

Rock Paper Scissors: School of Communication Collaborates with Peter Gabriel and Sting for North American Tour
rca.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/rock-paper-scissors-communication-peter-gabriel-sting-american-tour/

Sting, Peter Gabriel and London’s Royal College of Art

Peter Gabriel's So Album is Still Big Time 30 Years Later
theoaklandpress.com/arts-and-entertainment/20160627/peter-gabriels-so-album-is-still-big-time-30-years-later

Sting and Peter Gabriel at the Palace - Photos
theoaklandpress.com/2016/07/01/sting-and-peter-gabriel-at-the-palace-2016/#1

Review: Sting and Peter Gabriel play a winning game of Rock Paper Scissors at The Palace
theoaklandpress.com/arts-and-entertainment/20160701/review-sting-and-peter-gabriel-play-a-winning-game-of-rock-paper-scissors-at-the-palace

Sting and Peter Gabriel at the Palace of Auburn Hills
freep.com/picture-gallery/entertainment/music/2016/07/01/sting-and-peter-gabriel-at-the-palace-of-auburn-hills/86600766/

Sting, Peter Gabriel merge effortlessly for ACC show
torontosun.com/2016/06/30/sting-peter-gabriel-merge-effortlessly-for-acc-show

Review: Sting, Peter Gabriel team up in Worcester
masslive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2016/07/review_sting_peter_gabriel_tea.html

Last Best Show: Sting & Peter Gabriel at the DCU Center
bostonherald.com/entertainment/music/guestlisted/2016/07/last_best_show_sting_peter_gabriel_at_the_dcu_center

Sting, Peter Gabriel hit 'Big Time' at DCU Center
telegram.com/article/20160703/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE/160709686

Fans Win Sting and Peter Gabriel's Rock Paper Scissors
worcestermag.com/2016/07/03/fans-win-sting-gabriels-rock-paper-scissors/44020

Peter Gabriel and Sting at the Bell Centre
montrealgazette.com/gallery/gallery-peter-gabriel-and-sting-at-the-bell-centre

Everyone Wins in Peter Gabriel and Sting's Rock Paper Scissors Tour
montrealgazette.com/entertainment/music/concert-review-everyone-wins-in-peter-gabriel-and-stings-rock-paper-scissors-tour

Peter Gabriel & Sting Talk Brexit, Orlando & More in Final NYC-Area Appearance
kwbe.com/abc_classicr/peter-gabriel-amp-sting-talk-brexit-orlando-amp-more-in-final-nycarea-appearance-abcid35727396/

Sting et Peter Gabriel : tout le monde est gagnant
ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/arts_et_spectacles/2016/07/06/001-sting-peter-gabriel-spectacle-centre-bell-montreal-critique-philippe-rezzonico.shtml

20 Insanely Great Peter Gabriel Songs Only Hardcore Fans Know
rollingstone.com/music/lists/20-insanely-great-peter-gabriel-songs-only-hardcore-fans-know-20160705

Rock Paper Scissors – Two Englishmen in Qu├ębec via New York and Solsbury Hill
lifeinquebec.com/rock-paper-scissors-two-englishmen-in-quebec-via-new-york-and-solsbury-hill-12251/

Sting, Peter Gabriel at peace in Quebec music festival
yahoo.com/news/sting-peter-gabriel-peace-quebec-music-festival-180250902.html

Sting and Peter Gabriel's 'Rock Paper Scissors' Tour Showcases Friendship and Music
popmatters.com/post/sting-peter-gabriel-rock-paper-scissors-tour-msg/

Sting and Peter Gabriel: Bell Stage, Quebec City QC, July 7
exclaim.ca/music/article/sting_and_peter_gabriel-bell_stage_quebec_city_qc_july_7
flickr.com//photos/exclaimdotca/sets/72157670791991805/show/

Sting and Peter Gabriel’s ‘Rock Paper Scissors’ Tour Showcases Friendship and Music
963kklz.com/2016/07/09/sting-and-peter-gabriels-rock-paper-scissors-tour-showcases-friendship-and-music/

Sting, Peter Gabriel go great together on Summerfest's closing night
jsonline.com/entertainment/musicandnightlife/sting-peter-gabriel-go-great-together-on-summerfests-closing-night-b99749219z1-386246451.html

Sting and Peter Gabriel delight with synergistic collaboration
onmilwaukee.com/seasonal/festivals/articles/stingpetergabriel16.html

Peter Gabriel and Sting bring giant "Rock Paper Scissors" tour through Windy City
nwitimes.com/entertainment/music/peter-gabriel-and-sting-bring-giant-rock-paper-scissors-tour/article_a79b2e28-93bc-58cb-ad08-9cb02dc5bee1.html

Sting and Peter Gabriel: Rock Paper Scissors Concert Review
antimusic.com/reviews/16/Sting_and_Peter_Gabriel-_Rock_Paper_Scissors_Concert_Review.shtml

Gallery: Sting, Peter Gabriel rock the UC
http://www.nwitimes.com/digital/photos/entertainment/gallery-sting-peter-gabriel-rock-the-uc/collection_11a316a4-1ca8-5400-b06f-10e9e5256697.html

Sting and Peter Gabriel Teamed Up at the Pepsi Center - Photos by Aaron Thackeray
westword.com/slideshow/sting-and-peter-gabriel-teamed-up-at-the-pepsi-center-8092496/30

Review: Sting, Peter Gabriel prove to be brilliant teammates
mercurynews.com/music/ci_30131449/review-sting-peter-gabriel-prove-be-brilliant-teammates

Sting and Peter Gabriel will swap songs in Seattle on ‘legacy tour’
seattletimes.com/entertainment/music/sting-peter-gabriel-will-swap-songs-here-on-legacy-tour/

Peter Gabriel & Sting Revisit Genesis, The Police & Iconic Solo Catalogs in Denver (Photos)
glidemagazine.com/165862/peter-gabriel-sting-revisit-genesis-police-iconic-solo-catalogs-denver-photos/

Sting and Peter Gabriel get cozy with each other's material at the Hollywood Bowl
latimes.com/entertainment/music/la-et-ms-sting-and-peter-gabriel-at-hollywood-bowl-review-20160715-snap-story.html

Eddie Vedder Is ‘Driven to Tears’ With Sting and Peter Gabriel in Seattle
spin.com/2016/07/eddie-vedder-sting-peter-gabriel-joint-tour-driven-to-tears-red-rain-live-video/

Sting and Peter Gabriel Seattle Superstar Summit
seattlemusicinsider.com/2016/07/23/sting-peter-gabriel-seattle-superstar-summit/


YouTube Videos*
Rock Paper Scissors Tour Playlist (82 Videos)
Sting & Peter Gabriel 7/2/2016 Worcester, MA Full Show Playlist

*Disclaimer: We recommend that you attend the show and be fully present without cell phone distraction. We acknowledge that an audience full of raised cell phones is annoying and technically against the rules. We've already noticed that several videos have already been flagged and removed by itspetergabriel for copyright violations. Fortunately, we noticed few cell phones around us and saw security asking a few people to put down their cell phones. Nevertheless, we're grateful for the few videos that were posted so we can appreciate the experience from others' perspectives. We suggest you watch them while you can since they could disappear at any moment due to copyright infringement.

Verizon Center
Washington, DC
June 23



Love Can Heal



Red Rain



Solsbury Hill




Invisible Sun



Shock the Monkey



Games Without Frontiers



Don't Give Up


In Your Eyes




Sledgehammer





Nikon Jones Beach Theater
Long Island, NY
June 25

Games Without Frontiers






Shock the Monkey




Sledgehammer


Desert Rose







Opening Night
Columbus, OH
June 21

Rhythm of the Heat 
If I Ever Lose My Faith






Fragile and Red Rain


Desert Rose


Solsbury Hill



Sledgehammer



Madison Square Garden
NYC
June 27

Rhythm of the Heat



Dancing Out with the Moonlite King



Games Without Frontiers



No Self Control



Englishman in New York


Red Rain


Sting/Peter Gabriel 7/2/16:  Worcester, MA

Rhythm of the Heat



Montreal













Hollywood Bowl






Wednesday, June 15, 2016

2016 ODDyssey Half Marathon Costume Contest and Race Recaps

ODDyssey Half Marathon Costume Contest

3 of 140 (45-49)
54 of 1,419 (Female)
207 of 2,448 (Overall)

I'm the first to admit that I'm not the best at writing race recaps. As Joan Benoit Samuelson says, "every race tells a story" and I enjoy reading and sharing other runners' stories. I wish it was easy for me to tell my story but I'll try to share what I can. After suffering from severe and sudden shin splint type pain during my run on Thursday, I was seriously worried that I wouldn't be able to run at all on Sunday. Running is my stress relief and I just began marathon training so the thought of not being able to run for weeks was overwhelming. Fortunately, I decided to take it one day at a time and forced myself to rest (no more #RWRunStreak for me) and iced, iced, baby! ;-) Two days without running felt like 2 months since my shin still hurt while I walked and I feared the worst. When I woke up on Sunday morning, I taped my leg, put on my compression socks and hoped for the best. I was pleasantly surprised that I had no shin pain at all during the race. I was truly grateful for every step and enjoyed every mile (even that final hill!). Due to the high temperature, humidity and dew point, I knew that I had to race carefully. I tried my best to maintain marathon pace throughout the race and I was able to meet my goal - finishing in 1:54:57 (average pace 8:46). Since I just began marathon training (#Train2BQ) and I'm not a fan of summer racing, this was my last race until my 11th attempt to qualify for the Boston Marathon (BQ) at the Rivanna Greenbelt Marathon on Saturday, September 10.

Many thanks to all the volunteers, spectators, runners and walkers! I had an amazing time and hope to elaborate more on my recap in the coming days.

Did you run, cheer or volunteer? Write a race recap? 

Share your link in comments & we'll add to our list!

ODDyssey Half Marathon 2016 Race Recaps
Ready to run!




Friday, May 6, 2016

Fighting Childhood Cancer, One Mile At A Time! #Journey2aMillion #TwinsRunInOurFamily #RWCoverSearchContest


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.



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