Monthly Archives: September 2011

27 post(s) found

Marathon Training: What Worked For Me

Date: September 30, 2011 at 8:25 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 47

I’m happy to dish out advice on plenty of things. In fact, I would like to write a book called How to Create the Perfect 16 Handles Concoction. (2 frozen yogurt flavors, heavy on the toppings, leave plenty of room […]

Thankful Things Thursday: Marathon Edition

Date: September 29, 2011 at 8:26 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 62

Question: What’s my grace period for marathon obsession? I hope it’s not over yet, because in today’s edition of Thankful Things Thursday my happy thoughts are all mostly marathon related. I could talk about other things if you want, like […]

Meet My Handsome Friend

Date: September 28, 2011 at 8:19 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 123

I’ve been talking about my “Handsome Friend” on the blog for a while now. Since May, in fact. (Also sometimes referred to as “My Nice Friend” or “My Friend Who Is A Boy” or, finally, “My Boyfriend.”) I finally showed […]

The Post-Marathon Blues

Date: September 27, 2011 at 8:16 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 77

Just three days after the greatest experience ever, I’m already starting to come down from my high and feel a little sad. I spent five months training for the Hamptons Marathon. That’s five months — the majority of 2011 thus […]

Today, I Am Still A Marathoner—With Videos To Prove It

Date: September 26, 2011 at 8:25 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 52

I am currently basking in the glow of having just completed my first marathon. I will probably keep smiling for at least a week. I’m kind of pumped about this whole thing. I am back at work today, though. The […]

I Am A Marathoner: The Official Hamptons Marathon Recap

Date: September 25, 2011 at 6:11 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 310

Wow. This weekend has been insane. I hope you’re in the mood for a lengthy post, because that’s what you’re about to get. In case you’re quite busy, let me summarize my weekend for you: I ran my first marathon. […]

I Will Run A Marathon Tomorrow

Date: September 23, 2011 at 9:59 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 146

So the Big Day is finally here. Well. It’s tomorrow. Today is all about resting, relaxing, hydrating, carbing, salting, driving and outlet shopping. What? There are outlets on the way to the Hamptons…I don’t think it’s weird that my priorities […]

Thankful Things Thursday: For Everything That Will Help Me Run A Marathon

Date: September 22, 2011 at 8:36 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 59

It’s the last Thankful Things Thursday before the marathon. Dun dun dunnnn. It’s. So. Dramatic. I have so much to be grateful for today — everything from helpful humans to sweaty shirt sales to, as always, graph paper — so […]

What Marathon Training Has Taught Me

Date: September 21, 2011 at 8:47 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 52

I don’t know if I’ll like running a marathon. 26.2 miles might be too much for me. I plan to find out on Saturday. But I do know that I have loved training for this marathon. Many people may disagree. […]

Visualization & My Race Day Playlist

Date: September 20, 2011 at 7:57 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 59

I always thought visualization was a B.S. technique. The first time I took a real yoga class, the instructor told us to close our eyes and imagine we were in a field filled with pixie dust. Clearly the A-hole in […]