Monthly Archives: August 2011

30 post(s) found

Battle of Brooklyn Kind Of Recap

Date: August 21, 2011 at 7:53 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 15

I’m in Fire Island and I’m drinking loads o’ wine, so rather than giving you a play-by-play of today’s JackRabbit Sports Battle of Brooklyn 10-mile race (I’ll do that tomorrow), tonight I’ll simply leave you with a few photos and […]

Single Digit Saturday

Date: August 20, 2011 at 7:01 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 17

I don’t remember the last time I slept in on a Saturday. I definitely don’t remember the last time I ran fewer than double-digit miles on a Saturday. Since training began for the very-quickly-approaching Hamptons Marathon, my weekends have revolved […]

Running With Coach Cane’s Crew

Date: August 19, 2011 at 8:02 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 26

I never run at night. I’m a morning girl. I’ll gladly wake up at 5 am to bang out a few miles while the sun comes up. But ask me to lace up my Brooks past 10 am and I’ll […]

Thankful Things Thursday: On Snapping Out Of It

Date: August 18, 2011 at 8:23 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 35

You know how sometimes you wake up on the wrong side of the bed for no real reason and then you’re super cranky and can’t control your rage? That was me this morning. Oops. Maybe it was because I didn’t […]

You Can Have A Good Day Today

Date: August 17, 2011 at 8:03 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 47

Warning: Overly optimistic and peppy post ahead. Yesterday I wrote about how I’m so happy to be in the midst of marathon training. My speedy, rainy morning run wasn’t the only good thing about yesterday. In fact, right before bed […]

When Did Running Take Over My Life?

Date: August 16, 2011 at 8:04 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 72

One year ago, I loved running. But that’s it. I loved it, but I wasn’t super attached or addicted to it. Running was something I did and something I enjoyed. I ran the New York City Half Marathon in March […]

Lessons I Learned This Weekend in D.C.

Date: August 15, 2011 at 8:10 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 37

I’m a little shocked I survived the BoltBus ride back to NYC yesterday. The trip took an hour and a half longer than it should have, probably due to the fact that the bus was being violently pelted by raindrops […]

Ali & Emily Sweat All Over The Nation’s Capital

Date: August 14, 2011 at 5:36 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 43

Um, you people really like T-shirts, huh? I am currently swimming in emails, Tweets, Facebook messages and comments from people demanding “I Heart Sweat” shirts. So here’s the deal with the shirts: I was informed over the weekend that the […]

Humbled

Date: August 12, 2011 at 8:38 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 145

I’m almost at a loss for words this morning. I don’t think I’ve ever really been completely knocked speechless — I’m a big fan of talking and making noise — but last night blew me away. I woke up with […]

Thankful Things Thursday: On Good Friends, Support & The Night Ahead

Date: August 11, 2011 at 8:17 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 47

Hello. Happy Thursday. I’ve got a busy day, so we’re jumping right into the “This is what I’m thankful for today” game. I’m thankful the big day is finally here! For the past two nights, I’ve woken up from dreams […]