Monthly Archives: August 2011

30 post(s) found

Don’t Fear The Running Buddy (Plus A Giveaway!)

Date: August 31, 2011 at 8:44 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 53

I talk to runners all the time who are “afraid” of running with other people. And you see, I can relate: I used to be one of those runners. When I started running in 2008, I lived with a runner. […]

Ali On Wheels

Date: August 30, 2011 at 8:19 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 39

Yesterday I went roller skating. Today I am somehow alive to tell about it. But let’s backtrack, because before I went roller skating, I stuffed my face with cupcakes. You see, I didn’t have to work yesterday due to the […]

Relax-y Ali

Date: August 29, 2011 at 1:52 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 20

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a perpetually stressed-out person. Weekdays are for waking up early, working out, going to work all day, and then cracking down on the To Do list all night. Weekends are for […]

Scenes From Irene

Date: August 28, 2011 at 6:08 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 26

I’m happy (and lucky) to report that Hurricane Irene managed to swerve her little path around the Upper East Side for the most part. I was awake for plenty of torrential downpouring and some pretty heavy winds, but that was […]

The Run Before The Storm

Date: August 27, 2011 at 12:06 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 52

I really thought today’s run was going to suck. That’s a good attitude to have, right? Coach Cane had me running 14 miles: the first 10 slower than my marathon goal pace (semi-success!) and the final four faster than my […]

Fueling Fears

Date: August 26, 2011 at 7:51 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 77

It’s no secret that I love — nay, adore — food. In my world, the basic food groups are trail mix, hummus, spinach, pasta, fish, pad thai, Brussels sprouts and 16 Handles. It’s a pretty solid diet. All those foods […]

Thankful Things Thursday: New Sneakers, Thick Thighs & I Really Love Food

Date: August 25, 2011 at 8:32 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 35

Hello. Today is Thursday. This week has been speedy. Probably because I was gallivanting around Fire Island on Monday and Tuesday instead of working. My feet are covered in bug bites. I’m not very excited about that. They’re itchy and […]

The Countdown Is On: One Month Until Marathon Day

Date: August 24, 2011 at 8:17 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 50

Holy crap. Today is August 24. The Hamptons Marathon is on September 24. Let’s do some math, shall we? I have one month until race day. One month from today and I’ll be stepping up to that start line with […]

Running At Night Is Hard

Date: August 23, 2011 at 6:48 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 36

After a semi-tough race on Sunday followed by a few blissful days of beaching and drinking in Fire Island, today I was forced to return to reality. Boo. Hiss. I should note that I am currently listening to “A Whole […]

Drinking & Blogging From Fire Island

Date: August 22, 2011 at 7:23 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 23

Warning: My day has consisted of this… Yes, that’s right. I’m sorry, Mom. I have been drinking. Only a little amount though. Lauren made me do it. And now I will attempt to blog. Quickly. There’s still some more champagne […]