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A Letter To My Body

Date: September 24, 2016 at 1:38 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 13

Dear Body, We’ve been together for 31 years. And that’s basically nothing — we’ve got a long road ahead of us! So I think it’s time we had a chat. Because right now, I feel like you hate me. And […]

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I Had My Wisdom Teeth Removed!

Date: September 21, 2016 at 5:53 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 17

Remember on Monday when I lamented my ongoing headache and jaw pain? And how I was like, “It’s probably just TMJ or something” and “I doubt it’s my wisdom teeth coming in.” Well, it wasn’t TMJ at all! It totally was […]

New York City Marathon Training: Week 9

Date: September 19, 2016 at 1:57 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 31

Well. Things aren’t going so great around here. I’m still sick. This was the first week that I really couldn’t run and that my mileage really fell apart. And on top of the stomach stuff, which has gotten progressively worse, plus the […]

Thankful Things Thursday: Six Happy Things (Including A PRO Compression Giveaway!)

Date: September 15, 2016 at 9:41 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 145

Yesterday was the first day I didn’t even try to run or do anything physical. Until that point, I was putting my shoes and watch on every single day of this flare to at least try to get a run […]

New York City Marathon Training: Week 8

Date: September 12, 2016 at 12:42 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 20

Ugh. That’s pretty much all I can say to recap Week 8 of New York City Marathon training. The week started in Vermont, took me back to New Jersey for a few days, and wrapped up in Los Angeles, which is where […]

Running With Crohn's Disease

Date: September 9, 2016 at 10:04 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 23

This week is a cutback week in marathon training. So my long run this week is “only” 13 miles. I woke up early today, got dressed, and spent two whole hours going back and forth to the bathroom. Eventually, I […]

New York City Marathon Training: Week 7

Date: September 5, 2016 at 10:08 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 12

Going into marathon training, I knew there were two things that could derail even my best efforts at training and racing: an injury or a Crohn’s flare. I am extremely un-thrilled to report that the latter decided to show up during […]

Hello From Vermont!

Date: August 31, 2016 at 2:22 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 19

Hello from the Green Mountain State! This is the third (and final!) state on our Annual Tour de New England. First, Brian, Ellie, and I spent a few days in Massachusetts to celebrate my niece’s second birthday. Then, we had a […]

New York City Marathon Training: Week 6

Date: August 29, 2016 at 8:36 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 17

This week was pretty status quo as far as training goes. I rode my bike twice, did yoga twice, and hit my highest mileage week so far. I foam rolled more than once (OK, only twice, but still), dealt with a […]

New York City Marathon Training: Week 5

Date: August 22, 2016 at 7:08 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 17

Week 5 of marathon training was a week. It was just…a week. An emotional one, a stressful one, a not-feeling-like-myself one. It was also the first week that I felt like marathon training really started to catch up to me. I […]

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