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My Many Stages of Wedding Planning

Date: June 23, 2015 at 2:24 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 25

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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11 Things I Loved About Running Around Washington, D.C.

Date: April 29, 2015 at 1:17 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 14

I walked out the door this morning and decided to take my building’s “secret shortcut” to get to the subway. (If you cut through the parking garage instead of leaving through the main entrance, you can shave like 7 seconds […]

An Update On That Party We're Planning

Date: April 23, 2015 at 9:28 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 68

“We should play ‘Welcome to New York’ when everyone is arriving at the reception!” “Like…the Taylor Swift song?” “Yeah!” To clarify, the first and third lines above were said by Brian. I was the one questioning whether he was aware […]

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