Thursday, September 13, 2012

Tweet and Run

@MalindaAnnHill (slower 1/2 of @TwinsRun) doesn't follow Mark Remy's "The Runner's Rule Book." Tweeting while running isn't for everyone, but it can be a fun way to share your progress and receive encouragement during your training, running or racing.
Thanks for all the tweets and RTs during the Philadelphia Rock N Roll Half Marathon.. Thanks again to Sports for including @TwinsRun in the article, Runners gearing up for Sunday's Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon.
I was reluctant to purchase an iPhone. But after the Broad Street Run, I knew I needed to have one. My iPhone is now a running essential!
I can't run unless I can use my Nike Plus running app!
On May 26, I ran and tweeted my way through the Oddyssey Half Marathon dressed as the Queen of Hearts!
I've been practicing my tweeting skills during my training runs. I've been using the hashtags #Irun4GG (I run in memory of my grandma GG), #GGplaylist (Random Shuffle + Grief + Gratitude) and #TweetAndRun.  

After honing my skills at cutting, pasting, cropping and typing while running, I think I'm ready to tweet and run my way to a PR during the Rock N Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon on Sunday, September 16! The official Rock N Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon hashtag is #RnRPhilly.

Now, the question is, which unique hashtag should I use while I tweet and race? Thoughts/suggestions are greatly appreciated! Here are some of my hashtag ideas: #RunTweet, #TweetAndRun, #TweetAndRace, #TweetNRun, #TweetNRace, #TNR, #RnRPhillyTweet. Follow @MalindaAnnHill on Twitter & instagram!

Below are links to my posts re: tweeting & running!

Sep 18, 2012
#TweetAndRun. My #RnRPhilly #TweetAndRun Tweets!

Sep 18, 2012
#RnRPhilly #RunHappy #TeamLemon #TwinsRun

Sep 10, 2012
Random Shufflle = #GGplaylist. Each song has special meaning. I hope to write more about why. In the meantime, here are the songs. I just had to run 7.8 miles. Grateful to see 567.8 miles! We run with Team Lemon.

Sep 07, 2012
Edited by Malinda Ann Hill ;-). Is you Dunkin' Cup... Half full? Half empty? Don't be 1/2 of anything... Except 1/2 of TWINS RUN! TWINS are TWICE the FUN! Leah is faster twin (that's me!) (BQ = Boston Qualifier). Malinda is ...

Sep 05, 2012
Malinda ran in 1995 & she ran 6 more! Leah ran in 2007, 2008 & 2009. If only one twin can win, which one? Each twin has her own unique characteristics. Malinda, is the "go with the flow" slow(er) 1/2. Malinda prefers to run in costume...

Aug 28, 2012
TWIN POWERS ACTIVATE! Can you donate $2 on @TwinsRun 2sDay? · THANKS for your support! Malinda Runs 2 #GGPlaylist! Random Shuffle = Grief & Gratitude

Aug 19, 2012
The pain of grief and gastroparesis has been intense... Each day can be a struggle, but I keep on running... I find solace in running and I'm grateful for every mile... In 7 weeks we'll run the Chicago Marathon... 

Jul 27, 2012
#GGplaylist (Grandma's Songs & Signs). We pause this run in memory of GG... To find comfort in a Caramel Soy Misto... #GGplaylist = random shuffle + grief + gratitude. 
Jul 25, 2012
Random Shuffle + Grief + Graditude = #GGPlaylist (July 24). Random Shuffle on iPhone = #GGplaylist. Grief + Gratitude <--> Great + Grandma. Follow #GGplaylist on Twitter & Instagram!

Jul 23, 2012
A week ago, on Monday, July 16, our grandma "GG" died from cancer. We are still grieving her loss, but we keep running in her honor and in her memory. She always had great sense of humor & her spirit is still with me on my ...

May 27, 2012
RUN --> TWEET--> INSTAGRAM --> REPEAT. 13.1 miles in 2:20:50. I'd never thought I'd say this. ... My first tweets before the race... Reverse chronological order tweets... Sitting on MegaBus with medal (bottle opener) & Team ...

May 08, 2012
If you aren't a Seinfeld fan, you may miss the point of this quote. In this episode, a marathoner retells the story of how he slept through Olympics. It wasn't the snooze but a separate knob for alarm and radio volume! ;-) 


PavementRunner said...

Those are some good options. I think any would do, but you should also include the official RNR tag... not sure what it is, probably #RnRPhi.

If you have both, people who are following others can also see it. I like #TweetAndRun

TWINS RUN in our family said...

Thanks so much for your feedback! The official Philadelphia Rock N Roll hashtag is #RnRPhilly. I probably need to alternate hashtags while I tweet and run. I was thrown in Twitter jail during my last long run. I think it was because I repeatedly cut & paste the same hashtags to save time while tweeting & running! ;-)