Category Archives: New York Road Runners

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NYRR Gridiron 4M Recap

Date: February 8, 2016 at 3:57 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 14

I ran the New York Road Runners Gridiron 4-Miler in 2011 as the first of my nine races to qualify for the New York City Marathon. I had barely been racing at the time, and I remember loving it. I felt […]

Planning A Puppy Graduation Party (And Other Life-Changing Plans & Goals)

Date: January 26, 2016 at 9:19 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 19

At the end of puppy class on Sunday, our teacher said, “Bring something kind of weird or different to wear for the next class.” I immediately perked up. We have just the thing for Ellie to wear! Upon further clarification, apparently […]

15 Things That Made Me Happy This Week

Date: January 15, 2016 at 11:12 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 32

I’ve done a bit of soul searching this week. Not for any particular reason. Nothing’s wrong. Life’s just fine. Yay hooray! But I’ve been feeling more introspective than normal. (I blame this on the fact that I spend a lot of […]

New York City Marathon 2015 Recap: From The #Mile7 Water Station

Date: November 3, 2015 at 11:36 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 17

I have no voice, my whole body is sore, and I’m exhausted. I woke up yesterday with a slight hangover and a major urge to register for the next race I can find. It is officially the week after the […]

NYRR Team Championships Recap

Date: August 4, 2015 at 1:28 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 15

I went into 2015 with only one race on my calendar. I trained hard for it — too hard, maybe? — and it didn’t go well. With no marathon happening for me this fall on account of the whole wedding […]

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 Isn’t Steamtown”: My New York City Marathon 2014 Recap

Date: November 5, 2014 at 3:01 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 68

After last year’s nearly perfect New York City Marathon, I said I didn’t need to run the race again. Despite being mid-Crohn’s flare and having to make three ugly bathroom stops along the way, I paced myself beautifully and enjoyed […]

Learning From My Mistakes: My 2013 Running Plans

Date: January 28, 2013 at 8:59 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 55

If 2012 was the year of “making all the mistakes,” then 2013 is the year in which I learn from all of them. With almost 1/12th of the year in the bag, I’m feeling really good about 2013. I know […]

Thankful Things Thursday: For Safety, Pride & Resilience

Date: November 1, 2012 at 9:32 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 70

Well today’s edition of Thankful Things Thursday should be pretty easy, huh? After all that’s happened this week, I’m feeling extraordinarily grateful, so please allow me to let it all out. I’m thankful for the safety of my friends and […]