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New York City Marathon Training: Week 1

Date: July 25, 2016 at 12:21 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 14

And just like that, the first week of marathon training is complete! Overall, I feel good about how the week went and I’m so happy to be back on a training plan. Here’s a little breakdown of how it all […]

The Day I Met Celine Dion

Date: July 22, 2016 at 7:26 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 34

Welp. All my dreams have officially come true. This morning, I met Céline Dion. I went to the Today show concert, and I lived for every moment Céline was onstage. I laughed (when she sang Rihanna’s “Work” during sound check), I cried (when she […]

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On Working From Home

Date: July 21, 2016 at 10:23 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 26

A year and a half ago, I decided to pursue a freelance writing career. Freelance writing is lots of things. It’s exciting. It’s scary. It’s hard. It’s fun. It’s 52 different things on any given day. Part of being freelance means […]

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Currently... (Turkey sandwiches! Paris! Celine Dion!)

Date: July 19, 2016 at 11:25 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 18

Last night, in an act of total narcissism, I went back and re-read a bunch of my blog posts from when I was building up my mileage and training for my first marathon. It was kind of joyful reading about […]

My New York City Marathon Training Plan

Date: July 18, 2016 at 1:14 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 45

Happy Monday and Happy 16 Weeks Until the New York City Marathon! Today officially kicks off New York City Marathon training for me. I like a 16-week plan because it’s not too long, but it still allows room for a little flexibility. I […]

Party With Purpose 5K Recap

Date: July 13, 2016 at 9:11 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 13

I love racing! I love racing short distances! Before yesterday, I had only raced three 5Ks, each a year or more apart. (Turkey Trots FTW.) I know we all (maybe?) get hyped up on marathons and half-marathons and long, endurance-y […]

Fridays With Ellie: The Healthiest One In The Bunch

Date: July 1, 2016 at 9:03 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 13

First, Ellie had surgery. Then I got food poisoning. Now Brian seems to have it. Who wants to come visit West New York?! We’ve been a rotating rough bunch over here lately, but Ellie bounced back from her surgery beautifully, and […]

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Don't Get Food Poisoning

Date: June 29, 2016 at 9:15 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 14

“Eat salad,” they said. “It’s healthy,” they said. Vegetables are good for you,” they said. “Taste the rainbow!” And so, even though I really wanted a cheesy omelet or an avocado BLT smothered in chipotle mayo, I decided, “You know what? […]

Fridays With Gap-Toothed Ellie

Date: June 17, 2016 at 7:57 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 9

My poor puppy! As I mentioned yesterday, Ellie had some surgery on Tuesday to remove a “kissing wart” and to extract two of her chipped little bottom teeth. “Poor puppy” = she has not been phased in the slightest by this procedure. […]

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Thankful Things Thursday: For When We Really Need It

Date: June 16, 2016 at 6:31 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 16

Ugh. This week. It feels like it’s been one terrible, sad, tragic, heartbreaking news story after another. And with every news story comes outrage, and by outrage I mostly mean rabid debates on social media. (Were people this mean and […]

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