Category Archives: Central Park

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How To Stay Positive

Date: March 26, 2012 at 9:31 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 54

Hello! Here is a story about wildlife in Contoocook, NH, written by a young Ali: Yes, that was a true story. No, I did not seem concerned about potentially contracting rabies, because, to me, the animal was “cute.” Anyway. I […]

Night Runners Deserve All The Credit

Date: March 16, 2012 at 9:21 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 67

One of the questions I get all the time is, “Where do you get your legwarmers?” Another frequently asked thing is, “How do you wake up so early to run every day?” The truthful answer is that I have always […]

Thankful Things Thursday: On Knowing I Will Get Better

Date: March 15, 2012 at 9:30 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 46

Despite the fact that my stomach is staging a mutiny against me and the entire left side of my body is deteriorating, I’d like to put a positive spin on today by declaring it Thankful Things Thursday! You know, because […]

Uncharacteristic Things I Did This Weekend

Date: March 12, 2012 at 9:26 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 53

This weekend was wonderful in all the weirdest ways. Did I do all my usual things, like running and eventually showering and eating a lot? Yes, yes I did. But I also did many other things that are a bit […]

I Ran. Twice!

Date: March 9, 2012 at 9:02 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 51

For the past six days, I couldn’t eat. I barely slept. I didn’t even think about running. But yesterday? Oh sweet, beautiful yesterday. Yesterday I ate. I slept. And yes, I ran. Let’s talk about the running first, because that’s […]

Long Run DNF

Date: March 3, 2012 at 4:01 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 37

DNF = Did Not Finish. There’s a first time for everything, right? Let’s go back in time to recap this week a bit… Tuesday: Wake up brutally early to run seven miles before flying to L.A. for work. Embark on […]

Starting My Day With Speed

Date: February 28, 2012 at 5:44 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 25

Greetings from the west coast! I’m in sunny-but-not-super-warm Los Angeles until Friday for some work things, and even though the weather here is comparable to the crap you’re dealing with back in New York, I refuse to complain, because these […]

The Weekend Run Report: My First 50-Mile Week!

Date: February 27, 2012 at 9:28 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 65

On the running front, this weekend was spectacular. On all other fronts, it was great as well. But let’s focus on the running, because I am better at discussing 18 miles of fun than I am at describing the flavors […]

My 18-Mile Mentality

Date: February 24, 2012 at 9:18 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 74

Tomorrow will not be my first time attempting an 18-mile run. I did one 18-miler during Hamptons training, and it went really well. I feel like 18 is a solid distance. It’s far and it’s challenging, but on marathon day, […]

Thankful Things Thursday: Relaxed Running Makes Me Feel Great

Date: February 23, 2012 at 1:04 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 52

It’s Thursday! Be thankful! It’s Thursday! Get psyched! My energy these past few days is off the charts. This morning I actually woke up one minute before my alarm was supposed to go off and felt refreshed and ready to […]