Category Archives: NYC Marathon

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Or Not

Date: October 8, 2013 at 7:56 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 69

Having not posted in two weeks indicates a multitude of things: I’m busy. I just haven’t had time to sit down and write anything. I have too much to say. It’s hard to pick back up with something after you’ve […]

This Weekend By The Numbers

Date: September 23, 2013 at 7:14 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 52

…because why use words when numbers will suffice? 10: Times I swore I was going to clean the apartment this weekend. 0: Things in the apartment that got cleaned. 5: Times I saw Buzunesh Deba, my favorite favorite favorite elite […]

What Fall Feels Like For Me

Date: September 16, 2013 at 7:21 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 36

I felt it so strongly this weekend. There was a chill in the air. Everything felt crisp. I could have worn shorts and a tank top or zebra-tiger sweatpants and a zip-up, and either way I would have been comfortable. […]

Glimpses

Date: July 22, 2013 at 6:00 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 54

“When you’ve been sick for so long, you forget what it feels like to be healthy.” Wise words from my friend Jess, who also happens to have Crohn’s-Colitis, the disease of digestive underachievers everywhere. Back in May, when I was […]

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 […]

From 4:13 To 3:51: My Manchester City Marathon Recap

Date: November 6, 2012 at 8:42 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 165

I spent 11 months in 2011 working to gain automatic entry to the New York City Marathon. I ran the requisite nine races — seriously burning out in the process — and volunteered at that year’s NYCM Expo. Finally, after […]

When Nothing Goes According To Plan

Date: November 5, 2012 at 8:36 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 126

One major lesson I’ve learned this year is that no matter how hard you try — no matter how many pretty little To-Do lists you make — life doesn’t always follow your plan. In fact, more often than not, live […]

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 […]

The Morning After

Date: October 30, 2012 at 9:23 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 52

I have lived in New York City for almost six years. In that time, I have never felt unsafe or scared. I never felt unsafe walking home to my first apartment on East 102nd Street, naively listening to my headphones […]

My New York City Marathon Playlist

Date: October 29, 2012 at 9:41 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 24

Hey storm troopers! In true “the week before the New York  City Marathon” fashion (remember the freak Halloween Snowtober thing last year?), there’s a heck of a storm blazing through the area. Hurricane Sandy is here, and she’s crazy! But […]