Monthly Archives: September 2011

27 post(s) found

The Thoughts In My Head

Date: September 19, 2011 at 8:02 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 52

For a long time, September 24 was a date marked boldly in my calendar. But over the past 20 weeks, September 24 never seemed like it was rapidly approaching. I enjoyed every minute of my summer and despite my dedicated […]

The Perfect Pre-Marathon Weekend

Date: September 18, 2011 at 4:24 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 19

After yesterday’s race (and subsequent brunch), I returned to my apartment for a disappointingly cold shower and then very quickly morphed into Psycho Freakout Mode. Yes, Psycho Freakout Mode is an actual clinical condition. I know because I just diagnosed […]

FITNESS Mind, Body & Spirit Games Recap

Date: September 17, 2011 at 2:13 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 31

Three years ago I toed the start line at my very first running race: the FITNESS Mind, Body & Spirit Games 4-miler in Central Park. I had just started running and hardly considered myself “a runner.” I was super nervous, […]

Pressure

Date: September 16, 2011 at 8:09 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 32

Confession: I didn’t go to work yesterday. All week — OK, all year? — I’ve been overly stressed about many things, most of which stem from my involvement with Run For The Rabbit. Training with JackRabbit and Coach Cane for […]

Thankful Things Thursday: Sleep, Sweat Shirts & Marathon Movies

Date: September 15, 2011 at 8:47 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 40

Hi. Good morning. I have a lot to be thankful for today so let’s not waste any time. I’m thankful for sleep. One of my marathon taper goals was to get more sleep. Apparently I decided to get all of […]

Dance Parties Are The Cure

Date: September 14, 2011 at 8:20 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 68

Yesterday was maybe not the best day. Or at least yesterday afternoon wasn’t so great. I got an email that frustrated the heck out of me and that drove me to do three things: Pick up the phone to call […]

Strong Is Sexy

Date: September 13, 2011 at 8:28 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 85

Last night I took a Chisel class at the gym. I hadn’t been to class — or done any quality strength training — for a few weeks. I was convinced all my hard-earned strength would be lost and I envisioned […]

How I'm Surviving The Marathon Taper

Date: September 12, 2011 at 8:07 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 34

It seems all of my experienced marathoner friends have lamented their feelings about tapering since I started training for my own marathon back in April. “Tapering sucks. You’ll want to run more.” “Tapering sucks. You’ll convince yourself you’re injured every […]

Surprise Party Success In Boston

Date: September 11, 2011 at 7:22 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 33

Hello. A few months ago, my amazingly smart sister-in-law, Michaela, passed the final part of her CPA exam. So when my brother Ryan emailed me about planning a surprise party in her honor — to celebrate not only her new […]

Noteworthy Numbers

Date: September 9, 2011 at 8:12 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 43

I’ve got numbers on the brain today. For example, 10:30. That’s what time I left the office last night. I wasn’t thrilled, but I can’t complain too much. My job rarely requires me to stay at the office past 5:30ish, […]