Category Archives: NYC

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Thankful Things Thursday: Sleep, Sweat Shirts & Marathon Movies

Date: September 15, 2011 at 8:47 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 40

Hi. Good morning. I have a lot to be thankful for today so let’s not waste any time. I’m thankful for sleep. One of my marathon taper goals was to get more sleep. Apparently I decided to get all of […]

Dance Parties Are The Cure

Date: September 14, 2011 at 8:20 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 68

Yesterday was maybe not the best day. Or at least yesterday afternoon wasn’t so great. I got an email that frustrated the heck out of me and that drove me to do three things: Pick up the phone to call […]

Surprise Party Success In Boston

Date: September 11, 2011 at 7:22 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 33

Hello. A few months ago, my amazingly smart sister-in-law, Michaela, passed the final part of her CPA exam. So when my brother Ryan emailed me about planning a surprise party in her honor — to celebrate not only her new […]

Thankful Things Thursday: Embracing The Rain & A Giveaway Winner

Date: September 8, 2011 at 8:51 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 31

It’s another rainy day in NYC, but I predict the sun will come out this afternoon. I’m obviously a skilled meteorologist, so you should go ahead and trust my conviction. In addition to gloomy weather, today also brings along another […]

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 […]