Category Archives: NYC Marathon

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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 […]

Thankful Things Thursday: On Good Food, Central Park Running & Living Alone

Date: November 3, 2011 at 8:19 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 47

Happy Thursday! Today I present to you another round of being all giddy and thankful for the great things in life we don’t always acknowledge. It’s Thankful Things Thursday, and it’s a holiday because I say so. Onward! I’m thankful […]

Why I Run

Date: November 1, 2011 at 8:15 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 63

First: Today is 11/1/11. I love that. I’m really excited to make a wish at 11:11 am. Also, Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit! Say it and you’ve got good luck for the entire month. No, I’m not superstitious, but thank you for […]

A Letter To The Las Vegas Half Marathon

Date: October 22, 2011 at 4:27 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 34

Dear Race On The Strip, Hello. I just wanted to shoot you a quick note to let you know how much I’m looking forward to seeing you on December 4. It’s coming up quickly! In just six weeks I’ll be […]

Marathon Training: What Worked For Me

Date: September 30, 2011 at 8:25 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 47

I’m happy to dish out advice on plenty of things. In fact, I would like to write a book called How to Create the Perfect 16 Handles Concoction. (2 frozen yogurt flavors, heavy on the toppings, leave plenty of room […]

Getting High

Date: April 27, 2011 at 8:57 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 16

Everyone talks about that awesome, unbeatable runner’s high that you got from an especially long/fast/encouraging run. I rode my National Half Marathon high for weeks. People don’t really talk much about other kinds of fitness highs though. Note: I wish […]

I Want A Medal

Date: April 27, 2011 at 7:46 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 40

It’s no secret that I love medals. I love getting them at the end of races, and I’m very disappointed that my next half marathon — the Brooklyn Half in May — doesn’t give medals to its finishers. (Though I […]

Mac & Cheese Is The Best Dinner

Date: April 26, 2011 at 9:23 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 9

Today was another stressful one. My work To Do list is looking pretty good. My life To Do list is another story. Highlights of my post-work day included… Making time for strength training. I left work with enough time before […]