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The Least Fun Post To Write

Date: July 26, 2015 at 5:25 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 46

There is no bush worth beating around here; no lede to bother burying. The Crohn’s is back. With two months to go until the wedding. It started on July 4th. I was very excited to wake up early and run […]

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Throwback Thankful Things Thursday!

Date: July 9, 2015 at 10:53 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 20

Do you remember Thankful Things Thursday?! I swear I’m still a good, honest, grateful person (well, most days). I just don’t do such a good, honest, grateful job of writing about my thankfulness. Today that. all. changes. Today is the […]

My Many Stages of Wedding Planning

Date: June 23, 2015 at 2:24 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 27

I’ve gone through several stages of wedding planning. The first stage, immediately post-engagement, was EXCITEMENT. Everything was love love love and I was happy and glowing (“glowing” = riding a steady champagne buzz for the first month of our engagement) […]

Keeping Running Fun (There's A Giveaway!)

Date: June 16, 2015 at 2:43 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 173

Running. What a roller coaster. (I always want roller coaster to be one word.) (I also always want to ride roller coasters when I should be doing work.) (I also also sometimes worry that roller coasters are not safe at […]

Do What's Going To Make You Happy

Date: June 9, 2015 at 11:30 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 39

A few weeks ago, Brian and I ventured out to the North Fork of Long Island for a day. A day to chill. A day to celebrate 30. A day to actually hang out together in a non-cramped, stress-free, “no […]

What I’ve Been Up To Lately

Date: June 1, 2015 at 1:46 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 19

Hi! I’ve missed you. Life lately has been busy. And hot. And now rainy. And mostly good. In lieu of an organized, beautifully coherent post, here instead is a mass roundup of “My Life Lately.” Consider it a highlight reel. […]

My First Airbnb Experience

Date: May 21, 2015 at 9:42 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 15

This is a sponsored post! Meaning the cool people at Airbnb — the title sponsor for the Brooklyn Half — reached out to me before the Brooklyn Half Marathon and asked if I’d be interested in staying in one of […]

Airbnb Brooklyn Half Marathon Recap

Date: May 18, 2015 at 3:58 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 23

Well. I crossed the start line, I ran 13.1 miles to Coney Island, and I crossed the finish line. So I ran the race, yes! But in reality, I quit — like completely gave up in almost every aspect — […]

My Airbnb Brooklyn Half Marathon Hopes, Dreams, Goals, & Thanks

Date: May 14, 2015 at 2:09 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 17

I have run the Brooklyn Half Marathon once before. It was 2011, and I had just started training for my first marathon. I was in the best shape of my life. I was fast, fit, strong, and confident. The Brooklyn […]

This Is 30

Date: May 6, 2015 at 9:23 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 45

There are a few times each year that I take pause and think, “Ahhhh, a new beginning!” There’s New Year’s, of course, and although I’ve abandoned making New Year’s Resolutions, I still like to do a bit of reflecting. Then […]

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