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:

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!