Author Archives: Ali

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My First Airbnb Experience

Date: May 21, 2015 at 9:42 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 8

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 […]

MORE/FITNESS/SHAPE Half Marathon Recap

Date: April 20, 2015 at 9:07 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 21

On Sunday, I ran my first race since November. On Monday, I watched (obsessed over) the Boston Marathon. Now, it’s Monday night, and I have hidden my debit card — which is new, so I have not yet memorized the […]

The Best Things In The World

Date: April 13, 2015 at 5:19 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 45

Hi! I had some serious writer’s block last week. And the week before that. I was so sad about the 40 Days program ending. I came out of the program feeling so strong and so much better at yoga. Then […]

40 Days To Personal Revolution: Final Recap

Date: April 1, 2015 at 10:18 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 20

“Waste zero time beating yourself up for what you haven’t accomplished. It’s pointless.” I put off writing this post because I haven’t really wanted to acknowledge that the 40 Days to Personal Revolution program has ended. I tried to convince […]

40 Days To Personal Revolution: Week 5

Date: March 24, 2015 at 7:47 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 22

I’m now entering my final week in my yoga studio’s 40 Days to Personal Revolution program. If you’re new here, hi! My name is Ali. Good times. Here’s my introduction to the 40 Days challenge, followed by recaps from Week […]

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