Monday, November 21, 2016

2016 Philadelphia Marathon, Half Marathon & Rothman 8K Race Recaps




Many thanks to all the staff, volunteers, spectators, runners and police officers at the Philadelphia Marathon on Sunday. I was blow away - pardon the pun ;-) - by all the support!

I'm currently gathering my thoughts to share the long story of my 22nd marathon. In the meantime, here's the short story:

Since 2013, I failed 11 attempts to qualify for the Boston Marathon (BQ). On Sunday, November 20, I finally succeeded at my 12th attempt and qualified for the 2018 Boston Marathon at the 2016 Philadelphia Marathon!

I'm so very grateful for every opportunity to help fight childhood cancer one mile at a time with Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation's Team Lemon. Thanks to all who have donated to our fundraising pages since we started running with Team Lemon in 2012 in memory of Leah's brother-in-law, Michael, and our grandmother, GG.

I'm also very grateful for the opportunity to run the 2017 Boston Marathon with Leah as a charity runner with Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge (#RunDFMC) to support Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

No donation is too small to help fight cancer & 100% of every dollar raised by the #RunDFMC team supports the Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Basic Cancer Research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute,

Any donation is greatly appreciated. And, I'll match every donation until I reach my first fundraising goal of $5,000. Donate $2 (or more) here: runDFMC.org/2017/malindah/


Did you write a race recap? Share your link in the comments and we'll add to our lists.


Philadelphia Marathon, Half Marathon & 8K Reviews on Facebook facebook.com/pg/PhiladelphiaMarathon/reviews/


Rothman Institute 8K

Rothman Institute 8k; Race Recap by Mastering Running
masteringrunning.com/blog/2016/11/22/rothman-8k-race-recap


Philadelphia Half Marathon Recaps (listed alphabetically by blog/website)


Philadelphia Half Marathon on BibRave.com
bibrave.com/races/philadelphia/6460#.WDZaZeArLIU

Philadelphia Half Marathon Race Report by The Daily Fitness Journal
thedailyfitnessjournal.com/2016/11/race-report-philadelphia-half-marathon.html

Going with the Flow - Thoughts from the Philly Half Marathon with Coach Teresa
evolvecoachingsystems.com/news/2016/11/30/going-with-the-flow-thoughts-from-the-philly-half-marathon-with-coach-teresa

Philadelphia Half Marathon (1:27.44) by Fueled by LOLZ
fueledbylolz.com/2016/11/22/philadelphia-half-marathon-127-44/

Philadelphia Half Marathon Recap by Lisa Catton
lisacatton.com/?p=1144

2016 Philly Half Marathon by Love Life Surf
lovelifesurf.com/philly-half-marathon/

Philadelphia Half Marathon Recap by Scoot A Doot
scootadoot.org/2016/11/21/philadelphia-half-marathon-2016-recap/


Philadelphia Marathon Recaps (listed alphabetically by blog/website)

Philadelphia Marathon Review by BibRave
bibrave.com/races/philadelphia#.WDocrPkrLIU

The Philly Marathon by Candid Celebrations
candidcerebrations.com/the-philly-marathon/

Relax: Nothing is Under Control by Dashing Whippets
dashingwhippets.org/2016/11/29/relax-nothing-is-under-control/

Following Philly Marathon City Official Review New Features by CBS3 Philly
philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2016/11/26/following-philly-marathon-city-officials-review-new-features/

Philly Marathon Recap and Reflections by Dietician Jess
dietitianjess.com/philly-marathon-recap-2/

Philadelphia Marathon Recap by I'd Rather Be Strong Than Skinny
idratherbestrongthanskinny.wordpress.com/2016/11/22/philadelphia-marathon-recap-nov-20-2016/

The Running Life: Back from Philly, LaFave looks forward to checking off more marathon races
lakeplacidnews.com/page/content.detail/id/526119/UP-CLOSE--The-running-life.html?nav=5005

Philadelphia Marathon Race Recap - Part 1 by Lively Chicken
livelychicken.com/2016-philadelphia-marathon-race-recap/

Philadelphia Marathon Race Recap - Part 2 by Lively Chicken
livelychicken.com/2016-philadelphia-marathon-race-recap-part-2/

My 4th BQ Finally a Reality - Philadelphia Marathon Race Recap by Mere the Runner 14
meretherunner14.wordpress.com/2016/11/23/my-4th-bq-finally-a-reality-philadelphia-marathon-race-recap/

Philadelphia Marathon Review by Minnesota Don
minnesotadon.blogspot.com/2016/11/philadelphia-marathon-review.html

Philadelphia Marathon on Philly.com
philly.com/philly/health/sportsmedicine/philadelphia-marathon/

Never too late - Becoming a runner at 64 on Philly.com
philly.com/philly/health/sportsmedicine/20161127_Never_too_late__Becoming_a_runner_at_64.html

Attack survivor, 69, conquers Philadelphia Marathon in racing wheelchair, with helpers
philly.com/philly/health/sportsmedicine/philadelphia-marathon/20161121_Attack_survivor__69__conquers_Phila__Marathon_in_racing_wheelchair__with_helpers.html

2016 Philadelphia Marathon Race Recap by Planes, Trains and Running Shoes
planestrainsandrunningshoes.com/2016/11/2016-philadelphia-marathon-race-recap.html

Philadelphia Marathon - Miles Change You by Race Pace Jess
racepacejess.com/philadelphia-marathon-miles-change/

Philadelphia Marathon by The Road Less Run
theroadlessrun.com/2016/11/25/philadelphia-marathon-33024/

26 Things I Saw During the Philadelphia Marathon by The Road Less Run
theroadlessrun.com/2016/11/27/26-things-i-saw-during-the-philadelphia-marathon/

15 Photos That Define Philly Running by run215
run215.com/blog/15-photos-that-define-philly-running

Philly Marathon Recap by Run With No Regrets
runwithnoregrets.com/2016/11/philly-marathon-race-recap/

A Principal, Her Dad, a Marathon, and a Sweet Tale of Thanksgiving by Runner's World
runnersworld.com/general-interest/a-principal-her-dad-a-marathon-and-a-sweet-tale-of-thanksgiving

Philadelphia Marathon Race Report: Vomitphest and a Lesson by Running and the City
runningandthecity.com/2016/11/22/philadelphia-marathon-race-report-vomitphest-and-a-lesson/

Race Review; Philadelphia Marathon by Running with Music
runningwithmusic.blogspot.com/2016/11/race-reviewphiladelphia-marathon_25.html

When Life Hands You Lemons by Summer Runs the World
summerrunstheworld.blogspot.com/2016/11/when-life-hands-you-lemons-my.html

What Nobody Tells You About Training for a Marathon by You Make You
youmakeyou.net/2016/11/22/what-nobody-tells-you-about-training-for-a-marathon/

Runners Help Man Cross Finish Line at Philadelphia Marathon by 6abc
6abc.com/news/runners-help-man-cross-finish-line-at-philadelphia-marathon-/1617505/


Half Marathon & Marathon Recovery 

Fall racing season is over....what should I do next? by PR Training
philreillycoaching.com/blog/now-what


Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Overcoming a Bad Race - @LeahCville's Lessons Learned at the 2016 Chicago Marathon




I ran my 5th Chicago Marathon on Sunday, October 9th and it was my slowest in that city by about 13 seconds. Even though I didn't have a good clock time, my trip was so special because I traveled with a very good friend who was able to run a huge negative split and PR - go Nicole!

A Goal = 3:55:00 or under
B Goal = 3:59:59
C Goal = finish and still be excited to train for Boston 2017 w/ @malindaannhill

I've qualified three times for the Boston Marathon on this course, but due to a less than ideal training cycle this summer plus a September filled with a serious sickness, extreme stress, and frighteningly low mileage, I knew hitting my A or B goals would be a stretch. However, my coach encouraged me to try because I did have a decent time at the Women's Four Miler in early September.

My plan was to go out with the 4 hour pace group and try to run a negative split. The only time I've done that was in 2008 when I ran the 1st half of the National Marathon in 2:00 and 2nd half in 1:54. I was hoping I could pull that off again, but unfortunately I just didn't have the energy. Should I have started even slower so that I could have at least run a negative split even if my finish time might have been over 4;10? I'll probably obsess & regret that when the ruminating and race dissection phase starts!

The only good thing about this year's race is I didn't feel any serious pain like I did in 2011 when I ran my first Chicago Marathon. After finishing in 2011, I wrote a post about needing a medal for dropping out because I really should have stopped running that year. So even if I felt tired and could barely life my feet off the ground at times, nothing really hurt (except MY PRIDE!)

I started more slowly than I have ever in any marathon in the past 6-8 years, but I just got slower. Sometimes sh-t happens. When you have a bad race it makes you appreciate the good ones even more. Last year I hit my goal of under 3:55 by 4 secs (3:49:56 which got me into the 2017 Boston Marathon!) and I was happy for about one hour, then I started criticizing myself because I didn't run a negative split and I didn't run even faster. This is how my mind works. Even when I achieve something, I dissect it and tear it apart. So I guess it's a little comforting to feel badly about doing badly because that actually makes sense! :)

When I was getting my post-race massage in the Balboa Tent (that experience is worth every penny!), I decided I wasn't going to end Chicago on a disappointing note. Now that I'm a "legacy" I've got guaranteed entry into the 40th running of the Chicago Marathon in 2017 and I plan to be there for my 30th and final marathon. Yes, I mean it. I've been running marathons since 2007 and it seems fitting to end my marathon "career" 10 years later with my two favorite marathons - Boston with my twin sister in April and Chicago with 40,000+ fellow runners.

One final note: When I realized I wasn't going to run under 4 hours I saw a man pushing a running stroller. He had a memorial on his back for his wife who died of ALS in July 2016 and in the stroller was a framed photo of her. I couldn't hold back the tears when I saw that. It put my "failure" into perspective. I had submitted a motivational text for my friend Nicole before the race, "Each mile's a gift! Negative split!" and seeing this man persevere through this race without his wife reminded me that indeed each mile is a gift. I'm so grateful to have been able to run so many miles with so many people I care about and who are important to me. Thanks so much to my coach, Mark Lorenzoni, my twin sister, Malinda, and all my family and friends for supporting me all these years!

​- leah

Random Notes:

Thrilled to see Joan Benoit Samuelson in the 15th floor lobby at the Hilton Chicago on Friday.. My coach told me to tell her he and Cynthia said hi next time I saw her, but alas that didn't happen. :(

Excited to see Deena Kastor sitting in the lobby of the Hilton on Saturday. (really should have had made a bingo card for celebrity runner sightings!)

Disappointed and annoyed at myself for not having a question prepared to ask Executive Race Director Carey Pinkowski at the Balboa Tent before the race. ACK!!!!!!! (also regretting not getting a photo of the huge platter of meat at Belly Up before Nicole and I devoured it on Friday!)

Ecstatic to get to shake hands with Florence Kiplagat the winner of the Chicago Marathon (and realized I also saw her at the hotel like 3 times the previous two days)

Happy that Rock City Skirts saw me on the course and took some pictures of me wearing the custom skirt they made per my request! :)

Loved the view from the ladies bathroom at the Signature Room. Wow!

Enjoyed the Wendella Original Architectural Tour the day before the race.

Overjoyed I caught a new Pokemon on the course!

Random Photos:













































Here are more resources on dealing with bad races:

http://www.runnersworld.com/sports-psychology/three-ways-to-cope-with-a-bad-race

http://www.runnersworld.com/race-training/how-to-let-go-of-a-bad-race-experience

http://running.competitor.com/2014/05/training/moving-on-after-a-race-goes-wrong_47839

http://running.competitor.com/2014/04/training/how-you-can-benefit-from-a-bad-race_20530

http://www.runnersgoal.com/should-i-quit-running-mentally-dealing-with-a-bad-race-result/

http://asklaurenfleshman.com/questions/how-to-bounce-back-from-a-bad-race-like-a-badass/



Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Malinda is Running the 2017 Boston Marathon for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (#RunDFMC)

Malinda & Leah (2013 BAA 5k)
On April 17, 2017, I will join hundreds of  Dana-Faber Marathon Challenge (DFMC) runners who will take to the streets to participate in the 121st Boston Marathon®. The DFMC team runs and raises funds with thousands of  adults and children affected by cancer in mind. From Hopkinton to Boston, we carry thoughts of thousands of adults and children with us every step of the way.

I'm grateful for the opportunity to run for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute because 100% of every dollar raised by the DFMC team supports the Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Basic Cancer Research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Check out this short video to see how funds raised through DFMC are fueling some of today's most promising basic cancer research.

My identical twin, Leah, finished her 1st Boston Marathon® in 2013. We were reunited moments before the tragedy and deeply affected by the pain so many families had to endure.

In the years following the tragedy, I was determined to qualify for the Boston Marathon® so that Leah and I could run together in memory of those who died and in honor of those who survived.

Since 2013, I've attempted but failed to qualify 11 times while continuing to raise awareness and funds for pediatric cancer research.

I am now more determined than ever to qualify during the 2017 Boston Marathon® while raising funds to support the Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Basic Cancer Research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

I am grateful for the opportunity to be part of the DFMC team so that Leah and I can run together in memory of Michael, GG, Joe, Susan, Kyle and all those we know who have died from cancer.

Please join us in the fight to conquer cancer!

No donation is too small and 100% every $1 donated will help fund cancer research!

Together, we're headed toward the ultimate finish line: a world without cancer!

Thank you for your support!



Saturday, September 17, 2016

Malinda's 12th Attempt to BQ at the 2016 Philadelphia Marathon


Leah and Malinda are identical twins and masters marathon moms.

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

Since 2012, Leah and Malinda have raised $3,054 to support Alex's Lemonde Stand Foundation in memory of their grandmother, GG, and Leah's brother-in-law, Michael.

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). Leah's application to run the 2017 Boston Marathon was just accepted on Monday, September 19!

Malinda, the slower 1/2 of @TwinsRun, has yet to BQ after 11 unsuccessful attempts:

1st attempt: 2013 Chicago Marathon (4:04:21)

2nd attempt: 2013 Philadelphia Marathon (4:04:40)

3rd attempt: 2014 Charlottesville Marathon (3:56:14)

4th attempt: 2014 Rivanna Greenbelt Marathon (4:23:56)

5th attempt: 2014 Philadelphia Marathon (3:47:42)

6th attempt: 2015 Rock 'n' Roll DC Marathon (3:54:58)

7th attempt: 2015 Charlottesville Marathon (4:19:12)

8th attempt: 2015 Rivanna Greenbelt Marathon (4:23:02)

9th attempt: 2015 Philadelphia Marathon (4:01:22)

10th attempt: 2016 Rock 'n' Roll DC Marathon (4:00:23)

11th attempt: 2016 Rivanna Greenbelt Marathon (4:00:49)

Malinda is training to succeed at her 12th attempt at the 2016 Philadelphia Marathon on Sunday, November 20.

Although Malinda has yet to reach her 2017 BQ goal (3:55), you can help her reach her fundraising goal 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!





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 $3,052 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!