Category Archives: NYC

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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 […]

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 […]

Racing Scares Me

Date: November 2, 2011 at 8:40 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 42

I have always said that I love running, but I don’t love racing. So why am I signed up for the Las Vegas Half Marathon again? And a handful of other races before the year is over? Racing is fun, […]

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 […]

Lingering Weekend Thoughts

Date: October 31, 2011 at 8:21 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 35

Hello. Did you have a nice weekend? I did. It was wonderful taking Friday off from work and having a full three days to relax, eat and drink. That’s really all I did this weekend: eat and drink. I also, […]

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“But First I Have To Run”

Date: October 28, 2011 at 4:53 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 22

I am blogging from a super-soft couch in Fire Island and I can physically feel my Crohn’s disease/potential colitis/faulty foot/mental craziness melting away. It’s a beautiful thing. My goal for this weekend is to stay as unplugged as possible. I’m […]

Thankful Things Thursday: On My Ever-Expanding Family

Date: October 27, 2011 at 8:39 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 60

Warning: I’m in a wicked good mood today. Yeah. Wicked — because I’m from New Hampshire. You cannot take that word away from me, no matter how far from that 603 area code I happen to live. Good thing it’s […]

Sure, You Can Call It A Comeback

Date: October 26, 2011 at 8:07 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 51

I never understood why professional athletes are always like, “Don’t call it a comeback.” Is it because they don’t want people thinking they went away? Well, whatever it is, I’m not on board with it, and I am declaring today […]

My Penchant For Overdoing It

Date: October 24, 2011 at 8:32 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 30

It has been one month since The Greatest Day Ever. One month ago I ran the Hamptons Marathon. It was, without a doubt, my favorite thing I have ever done and I think about it (and, as you know, post […]

Thankful Things Thursday: On Staying Positive

Date: October 20, 2011 at 8:27 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 53

Hello there. It kind of feels like this entire week has been Thankful Things Thursday-ish. Every day I’ve felt compelled to push aside the negative, annoying things — remember, the Crohn’s/colitis/dysentery plague I’m fighting off — and focus solely on […]