Yearly Archives: 2011

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Thankful Things Thursday: For The People Who Truly Get Me

Date: October 6, 2011 at 8:19 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 49

Hello. It’s a gorgeous fall day here in NYC and despite having no hot water in my apartment for roughly the 19th day in a row, I am managing to pull myself into a good mood. In case you’re wondering […]

Some Things Are Tougher Than A Marathon

Date: October 5, 2011 at 8:24 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 49

I thought, considering I trained for and ran a marathon not too long ago, that I was in good shape. I can run for four-plus hours, so I can do anything, right? Oh, Ali. So naive. And also a little […]

Ali Turns 1

Date: October 4, 2011 at 8:27 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 60

I remember the day I finally started Ali On The Run. I had been reading lots of “healthy living” and running-focused blogs at the time and wanted to get in on the action. I’m a paid writer and editor by […]

Next Stop: Las Vegas

Date: October 3, 2011 at 8:06 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 51

Dear person who decided the week would include 5 working days and 2 weekend days: You suck. Love, Ali Do I like coming to work every day? Yup. Sure do. But do I love the weekends when I don’t have […]

My First Non-Training Saturday

Date: October 1, 2011 at 11:34 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 37

Last night, Brian and I went out for pasta. It’s become a Friday night ritual. Every Friday since our first date (the term “date” is a loose one — the first night we hung out I was wearing compression socks […]

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): 124

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 […]