Category Archives: NYC

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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 […]

My First Non-Training Saturday

Date: October 1, 2011 at 11:34 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 37

Last night, Brian and I went out for pasta. It’s become a Friday night ritual. Every Friday since our first date (the term “date” is a loose one — the first night we hung out I was wearing compression socks […]

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 […]

Thankful Things Thursday: Marathon Edition

Date: September 29, 2011 at 8:26 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 62

Question: What’s my grace period for marathon obsession? I hope it’s not over yet, because in today’s edition of Thankful Things Thursday my happy thoughts are all mostly marathon related. I could talk about other things if you want, like […]

Meet My Handsome Friend

Date: September 28, 2011 at 8:19 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 123

I’ve been talking about my “Handsome Friend” on the blog for a while now. Since May, in fact. (Also sometimes referred to as “My Nice Friend” or “My Friend Who Is A Boy” or, finally, “My Boyfriend.”) I finally showed […]

I Am A Marathoner: The Official Hamptons Marathon Recap

Date: September 25, 2011 at 6:11 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 310

Wow. This weekend has been insane. I hope you’re in the mood for a lengthy post, because that’s what you’re about to get. In case you’re quite busy, let me summarize my weekend for you: I ran my first marathon. […]

What Marathon Training Has Taught Me

Date: September 21, 2011 at 8:47 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 52

I don’t know if I’ll like running a marathon. 26.2 miles might be too much for me. I plan to find out on Saturday. But I do know that I have loved training for this marathon. Many people may disagree. […]

The Perfect Pre-Marathon Weekend

Date: September 18, 2011 at 4:24 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 19

After yesterday’s race (and subsequent brunch), I returned to my apartment for a disappointingly cold shower and then very quickly morphed into Psycho Freakout Mode. Yes, Psycho Freakout Mode is an actual clinical condition. I know because I just diagnosed […]

FITNESS Mind, Body & Spirit Games Recap

Date: September 17, 2011 at 2:13 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 31

Three years ago I toed the start line at my very first running race: the FITNESS Mind, Body & Spirit Games 4-miler in Central Park. I had just started running and hardly considered myself “a runner.” I was super nervous, […]

Pressure

Date: September 16, 2011 at 8:09 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 32

Confession: I didn’t go to work yesterday. All week — OK, all year? — I’ve been overly stressed about many things, most of which stem from my involvement with Run For The Rabbit. Training with JackRabbit and Coach Cane for […]