Category Archives: NYC

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Taper To-Do List

Date: September 6, 2011 at 7:59 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 26

You know what’s awesome? Four day work weeks. You know what’s not awesome? I had my first marathon nightmare last night. I didn’t have a place to stay the night before the race, and then when I finally got a […]

The Day I Ate 20 Miles For Breakfast

Date: September 3, 2011 at 11:55 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 49

Today was the run I’ve been wanting. It was the run I needed. It was the run that convinced me I’m going to kick the crap out of the Hamptons Marathon on September 24. My confidence has officially been boosted. […]

Thankful Things Thursday: This Better Cheer Me Up

Date: September 1, 2011 at 8:29 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 47

During this morning’s semi-rough run (8 miles, two bathroom stops), I kept thinking about the fact that is not only the first day of September, it’s also Thankful Things Thursday. I cursed myself for creating this little “holiday” and was […]

Ali On Wheels

Date: August 30, 2011 at 8:19 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 39

Yesterday I went roller skating. Today I am somehow alive to tell about it. But let’s backtrack, because before I went roller skating, I stuffed my face with cupcakes. You see, I didn’t have to work yesterday due to the […]

Scenes From Irene

Date: August 28, 2011 at 6:08 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 26

I’m happy (and lucky) to report that Hurricane Irene managed to swerve her little path around the Upper East Side for the most part. I was awake for plenty of torrential downpouring and some pretty heavy winds, but that was […]

The Run Before The Storm

Date: August 27, 2011 at 12:06 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 52

I really thought today’s run was going to suck. That’s a good attitude to have, right? Coach Cane had me running 14 miles: the first 10 slower than my marathon goal pace (semi-success!) and the final four faster than my […]

Thankful Things Thursday: New Sneakers, Thick Thighs & I Really Love Food

Date: August 25, 2011 at 8:32 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 35

Hello. Today is Thursday. This week has been speedy. Probably because I was gallivanting around Fire Island on Monday and Tuesday instead of working. My feet are covered in bug bites. I’m not very excited about that. They’re itchy and […]

Running At Night Is Hard

Date: August 23, 2011 at 6:48 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 36

After a semi-tough race on Sunday followed by a few blissful days of beaching and drinking in Fire Island, today I was forced to return to reality. Boo. Hiss. I should note that I am currently listening to “A Whole […]

Single Digit Saturday

Date: August 20, 2011 at 7:01 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 17

I don’t remember the last time I slept in on a Saturday. I definitely don’t remember the last time I ran fewer than double-digit miles on a Saturday. Since training began for the very-quickly-approaching Hamptons Marathon, my weekends have revolved […]

Running With Coach Cane’s Crew

Date: August 19, 2011 at 8:02 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 26

I never run at night. I’m a morning girl. I’ll gladly wake up at 5 am to bang out a few miles while the sun comes up. But ask me to lace up my Brooks past 10 am and I’ll […]