Category Archives: NYC

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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 […]

There’s So Much More Good Than Bad

Date: October 18, 2011 at 8:20 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 63

I am a happy person. I think life is great. Fantastic, even. On any given day, there is crap in the world that makes me angry and pisses me off. There are so many little things that can get a […]

The Weekend That Taught Me How To Prioritize

Date: October 17, 2011 at 8:12 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 43

Hi! This weekend was everything I needed. I didn’t blog. I didn’t Tweet. If you posted something cool on Facebook, I know nothing about it. I never once checked my To Do list, or even thought about it, and I […]

What the Hell, Crohn’s?

Date: October 11, 2011 at 8:01 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 76

People, we have a problem. It’s called Crohn’s disease and it won’t go away. Let me apologize in advance for the nasty turn this post may take. I’m semi-angry. In the weeks leading up to the marathon, I felt great. […]

Thankful Things Thursday: For The People Who Truly Get Me

Date: October 6, 2011 at 8:19 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 49

Hello. It’s a gorgeous fall day here in NYC and despite having no hot water in my apartment for roughly the 19th day in a row, I am managing to pull myself into a good mood. In case you’re wondering […]

Some Things Are Tougher Than A Marathon

Date: October 5, 2011 at 8:24 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 49

I thought, considering I trained for and ran a marathon not too long ago, that I was in good shape. I can run for four-plus hours, so I can do anything, right? Oh, Ali. So naive. And also a little […]