Category Archives: Races

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MORE/SHAPE Women's Half-Marathon Recap

Date: April 17, 2016 at 8:05 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 12

I ran the Shape Women’s Half-Marathon as a member of the media, so I was given a complimentary bib. No one told me I had to say good stuff about the race — or even write about it, actually — […]

Scotland Run 10K Recap

Date: April 4, 2016 at 8:25 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 22

I don’t remember why I signed up to run the New York Road Runners Scotland Run 10K this year. I can’t recall when I signed up, I just know it ended up on my calendar somehow. I’m guessing it was after receiving […]

NYRR Gridiron 4M Recap

Date: February 8, 2016 at 3:57 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 15

I ran the New York Road Runners Gridiron 4-Miler in 2011 as the first of my nine races to qualify for the New York City Marathon. I had barely been racing at the time, and I remember loving it. I felt […]

NYRR Team Championships Recap

Date: August 4, 2015 at 1:28 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 15

I went into 2015 with only one race on my calendar. I trained hard for it — too hard, maybe? — and it didn’t go well. With no marathon happening for me this fall on account of the whole wedding […]

Airbnb Brooklyn Half Marathon Recap

Date: May 18, 2015 at 3:58 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 23

Well. I crossed the start line, I ran 13.1 miles to Coney Island, and I crossed the finish line. So I ran the race, yes! But in reality, I quit — like completely gave up in almost every aspect — […]

My Airbnb Brooklyn Half Marathon Hopes, Dreams, Goals, & Thanks

Date: May 14, 2015 at 2:09 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 17

I have run the Brooklyn Half Marathon once before. It was 2011, and I had just started training for my first marathon. I was in the best shape of my life. I was fast, fit, strong, and confident. The Brooklyn […]

MORE/FITNESS/SHAPE Half Marathon Recap

Date: April 20, 2015 at 9:07 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 21

On Sunday, I ran my first race since November. On Monday, I watched (obsessed over) the Boston Marathon. Now, it’s Monday night, and I have hidden my debit card — which is new, so I have not yet memorized the […]

My 2014 Game Changers

Date: January 2, 2015 at 9:40 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 39

For the past two years, I wasn’t really into the “year end recap” thing. I cringed looking back on the two previous years, and wanted pretty desperately to just move forward. As I said time and time again, 2012 and […]

“This Isn’t Steamtown”: My New York City Marathon 2014 Recap

Date: November 5, 2014 at 3:01 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 68

After last year’s nearly perfect New York City Marathon, I said I didn’t need to run the race again. Despite being mid-Crohn’s flare and having to make three ugly bathroom stops along the way, I paced myself beautifully and enjoyed […]

10 Reasons The Runner's World Half Marathon & Festival Was Wonderful (Plus A Giveaway!)

Date: October 21, 2014 at 8:52 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 205

I’ve always been hesitant to attend blogger events. From runs and brunches to conferences and weekend-long events, my knee-jerk response is always a swift “no.” Those get-togethers just never seem like my thing. But in the spirit of saying yes […]

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