Yearly Archives: 2011

385 post(s) found

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, […]

Thankful Things Thursday: Embracing The Rain & A Giveaway Winner

Date: September 8, 2011 at 8:51 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 31

It’s another rainy day in NYC, but I predict the sun will come out this afternoon. I’m obviously a skilled meteorologist, so you should go ahead and trust my conviction. In addition to gloomy weather, today also brings along another […]

Bloggers Are Better In Real Life

Date: September 7, 2011 at 8:11 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 44

Fact: Being real-life friends with fellow bloggers makes my world better. Why’s that, you ask? Well, many of my blogger friends are food bloggers. That means they like to cook and sometimes it means they like to cook for me. […]

Taper To-Do List

Date: September 6, 2011 at 7:59 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 26

You know what’s awesome? Four day work weeks. You know what’s not awesome? I had my first marathon nightmare last night. I didn’t have a place to stay the night before the race, and then when I finally got a […]

Driving The Hamptons Marathon Course

Date: September 5, 2011 at 8:11 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 23

Well hello. I’m currently blogging from a hotel bed, where I just ate multiple delicious chocolate muffins for breakfast. Breakfast in bed? Isn’t that what I’m supposed to do on Labor Day? YES. After banging out a little 20-miler Saturday […]

The Day I Ate 20 Miles For Breakfast

Date: September 3, 2011 at 11:55 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 49

Today was the run I’ve been wanting. It was the run I needed. It was the run that convinced me I’m going to kick the crap out of the Hamptons Marathon on September 24. My confidence has officially been boosted. […]