Monthly Archives: December 2012

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The Lessons I Learned In 2012

Date: December 31, 2012 at 8:38 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 26

I think maybe I’ve mentioned once or twice that 2012 just never quite felt like my year. A running injury plagued the early months… …and from March through August I had that nagging Crohn’s flare-up that refused to quit. But […]

My 12 Joys Of Christmas

Date: December 28, 2012 at 8:23 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 36

On the first day of Christmas, my friends and family gave to me… …all amazing things. I’m sure you’re sick of Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa recaps by now. But if you’re up for one more, I can do my best to try and […]

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Thankful Things Thursday: The Magic Of The Holiday Season

Date: December 20, 2012 at 9:30 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 41

It’s been an emotional few days, huh? In the wake of the Newtown tragedy, I can’t decide if it feels trite to put on a peppy, thankful face (let’s be honest, my “thankful things” are hardly deep thoughts and are […]

Zero Week: Eight Days Not On The Run

Date: December 19, 2012 at 10:08 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 27

Greetings from my office for the morning! It’s my second time getting my Remicade infusion at Mount Sinai and I’ve already got the Benadryl in me. These next few hours with the IV should be a sleepy breeze. My plan […]

Be Kind

Date: December 18, 2012 at 8:54 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 21

At 3:40 PM yesterday, I felt my first twinge of Race Registration Anticipation. Not for any race in particular — I just had an out-of-the-blue thought that I might want to run a race sometime in the next year. Or […]

Thankful Things Thursday: The Little Things

Date: December 13, 2012 at 8:40 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 40

Good morning! Do you know what’s great about this week? Everything. I exaggerate. But only slightly. This week has dragged on and has felt never-ending, but it’s also been one of the most productive weeks I’ve had in a long […]

Loving Not Running

Date: December 12, 2012 at 8:30 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 34

First most important thing: Today is the last day to order I Heart Sweat shirts in order to ensure delivery by Christmas morning. So if you’re thinking the perfect present for your aunt, uncle, cousin, sister, brother or Jewish step-cousin […]

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Zero Week

Date: December 10, 2012 at 9:06 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 37

This morning was an awesome one for running here in NYC. It was warmer than it probably should be on December 10 — a sweet 46 degrees at 5 AM — and there was a crazy fog in the air […]

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Thankful Things Thursday: On Having Crohn's Disease

Date: December 6, 2012 at 7:58 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 29

I mentioned the other day that this week is Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week. Now, if you’ve read this blog for longer than a day or two, you’re fully aware of Crohn’s disease. I like to think I’ve done my […]

So Much Sweat!

Date: December 5, 2012 at 8:07 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 22

Don’t let the title fool you. There’s not a lot of sweat happening in my mangled world right now. I actually feel a little better-ish today. My right hip is a slightly less swollen and the pain and soreness isn’t […]

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