Category Archives: NYC Marathon

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Filling The Barn

Date: July 23, 2012 at 9:29 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 38

As I tapered for the Hamptons Marathon last year, many people kept repeating the same phrase to me: The hay is in the barn. Personally, I think this phrase is stupid. Hay? Barns? How are these things related to marathon […]

The Plan

Date: July 17, 2012 at 9:40 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 41

Hi! How are you on this Tuesday morning? Good. Great. I’m psyched for you. Now, we could discuss one of two things today: The latest in my Crohn’s flare-up saga, including an update on how yesterday’s doctor appointment went. Running. […]

Ignorance Is Bliss

Date: July 9, 2012 at 8:45 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 61

You know how I know this weekend was good? I didn’t wear any makeup. I’m not a big makeup-wearer in general, but I do usually throw on a bit of please-hide-these-bags-under-my-eyes concealer or foundation or whatever it’s called, and my […]

This Time Feels Right

Date: June 25, 2012 at 9:14 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 36

As soon as I crossed the finish line at the Hamptons Marathon, I was ready to sign up for my second attempt at 26.2. I set my sights on the Eugene Marathon on April 29, but I didn’t fully commit […]

Marathon On My Mind

Date: June 18, 2012 at 9:31 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 58

Good morning! Today I have Marathon Training Brain, so that’s what we’re going to talk about. In December of last year, I finally “qualified” for the 2012 New York City Marathon. I ran nine New York Road Runners races, I […]

Random Facts Friday

Date: January 6, 2012 at 9:07 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 95

I did it again. I foam rolled. I planked. I stretched. I know, I specifically said I was not going to do these things, but sometimes they just happen. I dragged myself out of bed for a spin class this […]

My Upcoming Race Goals

Date: November 18, 2011 at 9:12 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 74

All I want to do in life is talk about running and make lists and goals. Yesterday on my way to get Remicade, I snagged a seat on the crosstown bus and started typing out my 2012 Resolutions. I’m pretty […]

Spring Marathon?

Date: November 9, 2011 at 9:18 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 109

Hi. How are you? I’m doing OK today. It seems as though my Crohn’s/colitis/emphysema/Anthrax is back to square one. Things are no good in stomach land. I’ve upped my Steroid dosage rather than continuing to taper down, so get excited […]

New York City Marathon Weekend

Date: November 7, 2011 at 9:36 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 72

This weekend might go down in the books as one of my favorites ever. I don’t know what “the books” are or where they’re located, but in them, someday, it will say, “New York City Marathon Weekend 2011: One of […]

Making Good Decisions

Date: November 4, 2011 at 8:27 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 47

I often hate making decisions. At work, I have no problem making on-the-spot calls and being quickly decisive. We function on a constant deadline, after all. But in my own life? I can be very indecisive. I over-think things and […]