Monthly Archives: July 2012

16 post(s) found

The Dumb Things I Do

Date: July 31, 2012 at 9:21 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 36

It’s an intriguing title, right? I bet you’re thinking to yourself, “What moronic things has Ali done today?” Don’t worry. There’s a whole list. After a weekend of working, I managed to plow through another work day yesterday with relative […]

Work, Run, Eat, Repeat...And Ride

Date: July 30, 2012 at 9:24 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 33

When I was trying to come up with a pithy title for this blog, I did some “inspirational research.” Basically, I looked up a ton of other blogs to see what their clever titles were, hoping something brilliant would pop […]

Act Like An Olympian

Date: July 27, 2012 at 9:02 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 30

I imagine you will recite the title of this post to the tune of “Walk Like An Egyptian.” I know you probably didn’t know this because there hasn’t been any news coverage, Twitter chatting or blog posting about it yet, […]

Thankful Things Thursday: On Powering Through

Date: July 26, 2012 at 9:34 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 44

These next few weeks are all about stamina. On the running front, sure. I will need stamina to excel in my training. I like Excel spreadsheets. But also, I will need stamina to get through the crazy work schedule coming […]

No News Is Great News

Date: July 25, 2012 at 9:34 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 49

I wasn’t going to blog today. Again. Not long ago, I made a promise that if I had nothing to say, I’d keep my mouth shut. Or I’d stop my fingers from typing. Whatever. But then I realized: It’s kind […]

Filling The Barn

Date: July 23, 2012 at 9:29 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 38

As I tapered for the Hamptons Marathon last year, many people kept repeating the same phrase to me: The hay is in the barn. Personally, I think this phrase is stupid. Hay? Barns? How are these things related to marathon […]

Thankful Things Thursday: I Can Sing Like Whitney Houston

Date: July 19, 2012 at 9:26 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 43

Have you ever had a dream that felt really, really real? And when you woke up from it, you were still totally immersed in the dream? Well this morning, right before I woke up, I had a dream that Brian […]

Assembling The Team

Date: July 18, 2012 at 9:35 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 55

As much as running is an individual sport, apparently I cannot actually survive this activity solo. Instead, I require a team on stand-by at all times. I’ve successfully recruited perhaps the most integral member of the team: Coach Cane. With […]

The Plan

Date: July 17, 2012 at 9:40 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 41

Hi! How are you on this Tuesday morning? Good. Great. I’m psyched for you. Now, we could discuss one of two things today: The latest in my Crohn’s flare-up saga, including an update on how yesterday’s doctor appointment went. Running. […]

I've Been Thinking...

Date: July 13, 2012 at 9:24 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 51

I am so freakin’ excited to be back at work today. After three days of working from home, I was starting to go a little stir crazy. I had left a semi-permanent (I guess that would make it…temporary) butt-dent in […]