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Baby on the Run: Week 36

Date: October 1, 2018 at 8:03 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 6

“Welcome to Week 36, bitch,” said the excruciatingly painful calf cramp that woke me up in the middle of the night last Tuesday. (Say it in Luke’s voice from The OC, though. I’m swearing because it’s a quote. Duh.) This charley horse […]

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Welcome to the Nursery

Date: September 28, 2018 at 7:48 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 9

Since finding out I was pregnant back in February, I haven’t felt overwhelmed by too many things. Maybe I’m going into all of this like I’m under-trained for a race, but that’s how I’ve always performed my best — when […]

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Ali on the Run Show Episode 99: One Month Until Baby!

Date: September 26, 2018 at 8:02 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 1

“I hope she finds her passion in life, and that she’s never discouraged to go after it.” —Brian Cristiano In honor of our third wedding anniversary and the realization that Baby Cristiano’s due date is just one month away, Brian […]

What It's Actually Like Living With Crohn's Disease

Date: September 25, 2018 at 7:02 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 45

I wrote this last night when I was feeling, let’s say, a bit overwhelmed. I’d had a particularly exhausting day, and maybe it was the Crohn’s disease or the fact that I’m now nine months pregnant and am very aware […]

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Baby on the Run: Week 35

Date: September 24, 2018 at 5:15 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 3

As of Sunday, Baby Cristiano is officially due in ONE MONTH. And in just one week, I’ll be considered full term. When did this all happen?! (I mean, kidding, because I’m very clear on when, exactly, this happened, but where has […]

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Ali on the Run Show Episode 98: Mary Wittenberg, Former CEO of New York Road Runners & Virgin Sport

Date: September 19, 2018 at 8:08 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 0

“My greatest fear is letting fear get in my way.” —Mary Wittenberg Mary Wittenberg is the former president and CEO of New York Road Runners and race director of the New York City Marathon, and was the Global CEO of […]

Baby on the Run: Week 34

Date: September 17, 2018 at 1:57 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 5

I am very pregnant. My stomach is officially a basketball. I make noises when I get out of bed or have to roll over. When I sit at my desk, I am out of breath because this baby is all […]

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Ali on the Run Show Episode 97: Amy Cragg

Date: September 12, 2018 at 8:05 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 0

“I’m the one who just puts my head down and works really hard. That’s my thing.” —Amy Cragg In February, Amy Cragg — who runs for the Bowerman Track Club — ran an incredible five-minute personal best at the Tokyo […]

Baby on the Run: Week 33

Date: September 12, 2018 at 6:16 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 16

Big week! Huge! As I am writing this, I am tired. Like just-finished-a-Ragnar-Relay tired. If I had to guess, I’d say it’s a combination of being 34 weeks pregnant, being in the middle of a Crohn’s disease flare, not having […]

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Ali on the Run Show Episode 96: LIVE at NYRR RunnerCon with Jenny Simpson, Emma Coburn, & Peter Ciaccia

Date: September 10, 2018 at 5:06 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 2

“It’s every competitor for themselves, and there’s no mercy after the gun goes off.” —Jenny Simpson I was thrilled when New York Road Runners asked me to be part of the organization’s first RunnerCon event to kick off the world-renowned […]