Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Why I Love the Philadelphia Marathon


ORIGNALLY pUBLISHED oN: www.philadelphiamarathon.com/blog/

The Philadelphia Marathon represents many things to many people. A common bond is a love of the Philadelphia Marathon. In their own words, race competitors explain why they love the Philadelphia Marathon and return to the race course.

Name: Malinda Ann Hill
Age: 41
Hometown: Findlay, Ohio
Current Residence: Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
Personal Best: 4:16:37 (2008) at the Philadelphia Marathon
Number of Philadelphia Marathon appearances: 2

Marathon Background: Malinda ran her first marathon (Marine Corps) in 1995. She ran San Francisco in 1998 and then her first Philadelphia Marathon in 2008 with her identical twin Leah. She also completed the Charlottesville Marathon in 2009 and the Walt Disney World Marathon in 2009 and 2010 while dressed as Minnie Mouse after running the half marathon on Saturday — otherwise known as Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge. Malinda ran her second Philadelphia Marathon in 2011. Although the weather was ideal, she did not train properly to set a PR. However, she reached her goal of finishing under 4:41 — posting a 4:40:59! Malinda loves to run in costume so you may see her dressed as the Queen of Hearts, Minnie Mouse or Belle at the Philadelphia Marathon!

Memorable Philadelphia Marathon experience: “I ran my first Philadelphia Marathon with identical twin Leah. We ran together for the majority of the race. But, at the end, Leah was in pain and she told me to keep going as fast as I could and I finished in 4:16:37. It was the first and only race that we’ve run together where I finished before her!”

Why I Love the Philadelphia Marathon: “I love running the Philadelphia Marathon because of the mostly flat, historic, scenic course and the enthusiastic crowd support. An added bonus is it’s a local race since I live in Wynnewood. Earlier this year, Leah and I deemed ourselves ‘TWINS RUN in our family.’ We blog about our opposite approaches to running and our experiences running together to support Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer at www.twinsruninourfamily.comThis year, I look forward to raising awareness for Alex’s Lemonade Stand and running my personal best at my hometown marathon!"

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Sunday, July 29, 2012

@TwinsRun 2gether

Identical Twins Run Together To Remember
Michael Connor
November 23, 1973 – March 17, 2003

Aileen O’Connor Hill
January 7, 1938 – July 16, 2012

Leah's brother-in-law, Michael Connor, was diagnosed with leukemia as a child. Michael fought cancer with his inspiring Irish spirit, so it was bittersweet when he died on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, 2003.

The twins’ Irish grandmother, Aileen O'Connor Hill, was diagnosed with cancer on Friday, July 13 and died on Monday, July 16, 2012. Her sudden and unexpected death has affected the twins profoundly. Their grief is intense, but the twins find solace in running in her memory.

“Fighting Childhood Cancer, One Race at a Time”

Team Lemon Fundraising Night
Wednesday, August 1
9 - 11pm

242 Haverford Avenue, Narberth, PA
If you can't join us, can you donate $2?
 Thanks for your support!

My Life on the Run - Bart Yasso

"Never limit where running can take you." - Bart Yasso

Thanks to Bart for the autographed copy of "My Life on the Run" as well as the great Philadelphia Marathon tips you shared at Bryn Mawr Running Company.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

The Afghan Whigs - Running Playlist

Set List from May 23, 2012

Crime Scene Part One

I'm Her Slave

Uptown Again

What Jail Is Like

Going to Town

When We Two Parted / Dead Body



Conjure Me


My Enemy



Summers Kiss


See And Don't See

Love Crimes & Fountain & Fairfax

Somethin' Hot

Miles Iz Ded

Afghan Whigs Full Set at Primavera

@TheAfghanWhigs & The AfghanWhigs
Greg Dulli: @MrGregDulli & gregdulli
John Curley: @theotherjc513 & john_curley

On Friday, July 13, our grandma "GG" was diagnosed with lung cancer and she died on Monday, July 16. We are still grieving her loss, but we keep running in her honor and in her memory with Team Lemon to support Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer.

GG's spirit is still with Malinda while she runs. Each song on the random shuffle seems so appropriate - sometimes sad and sometimes funny. Thanks, GG.

Random Shuffle = #GGplaylist
Grief + Gratitude <--> Great + Grandma
The Afghan Whigs are in heavy rotation!

Lemon Run

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Team Lemon Fundraiser at McShea's Irish Pub to Benefit Alex's Lemonade Stand

Wednesday, August 1
9 - 11pm
 242 Haverford Avenue
Narberth, PA
 If you can't join us,
can you donate $2?
 Thanks for your support!

We Run Together
To Remember & Honor
Two Inspiring Irish Souls
Michael Connor
November 23, 1973 - March 17, 2003

Aileen O'Connor Hill
January 7, 1938 - July 16, 2012

This popular Narberth hangout takes pride in its Irish heritage with warm hospitality and a fun atmosphere that makes for a relaxed drinking or dining experience.

Random Shuffle + Grief + Graditude = #GGPlaylist (July 24)

Random Shuffle on iPhone = #GGplaylist
Grief + Gratitude <--> Great + Grandma
Follow #GGplaylist on Twitter & Instagram!