Monthly Archives: January 2012

18 post(s) found

The Things I'm Doing To Become A Better, Stronger, Faster Runner

Date: January 31, 2012 at 2:44 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 61

I attempted a speedwork session this morning. The plan was to follow an old workout Coach Cane used to give me when I was training for the Hamptons Marathon: 1 mile warm-up 1 mile at 5K pace (or sub-8:00, whatever […]

My Return To Long Runs

Date: January 30, 2012 at 4:28 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 65

Good morning! Ali On The Run looks a little different today, right? The blog makeover is still a work in progress, but many hours were spent over the weekend moving this little blog to actually being self-hosted, and doing the […]

Thankful Things Thursday: My Stomach Won't Bring Me Down

Date: January 26, 2012 at 9:28 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 63

I had exceptionally high hopes for this glorious Thursday. It didn’t matter if the sun was shining or if my hard-earned vacation tan had already faded: This day was going to be great. But my stomach and I apparently need […]

The Problem With Wanting To Do It All

Date: January 25, 2012 at 9:22 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 51

I’ve never been one to take the mediocre route. If someone asks me to make a dessert for a party, I’m going to make two desserts, and I’m going to make massive batches of each. (No one ever asks me […]

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My Turks & Caicos Trip In List Form

Date: January 24, 2012 at 9:20 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 63

So I’m back from Turks & Caicos. I’m not happy about it. For the past four days, I spent every morning following a very strict routine — gym, breakfast buffet, beach, beach, nap, beach, strawberry daiquiris — and I’m less […]

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Thankful Things Thursday: Turks & Caicos Bound!

Date: January 19, 2012 at 7:44 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 56

That’s right. At this time tomorrow, I’ll be on a plane headed to sunny (it had better be sunny there, or I will be so pissed), tropical Turks & Caicos. And with that, let’s kick off today’s edition of Thankful […]

Gym Pet Peeves

Date: January 18, 2012 at 9:13 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 98

First, let me show you my dinner from last night, because I am a ridiculously talented chef. That’s right. While some of you were whipping up chickens or pastas or chia seeded oatmeals, I made English Muffin Pizzas, side of […]

“I Want” Vs. “I Need”

Date: January 17, 2012 at 9:18 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 41

Hello! If you were one of the lucky ones who got to enjoy a three-day weekend, welcome back! I hope you took advantage of that extra day off and did something awesome, like went skydiving, or slept past 8 am. […]

Overcoming My Night Running Fear

Date: January 13, 2012 at 8:43 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 47

Just about every week, I get an email or Facebook message from Coach Cane or Mrs. Coach Cane. On Thursday nights, Coach Cane holds group runs with his City Coach team. The group is stocked with world-class triathletes who win […]

Thankful Things Thursday: Happy Thoughts On A Rainy Day

Date: January 12, 2012 at 9:19 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 48

I currently look like I got kicked, punched and then tossed underneath a rapidly flowing waterfall. When it rains in New York City, people get aggressive. The Upper East Side was like a war zone this morning. People get all […]