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Running With Crohn's Disease

Date: September 9, 2016 at 10:04 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 23

This week is a cutback week in marathon training. So my long run this week is “only” 13 miles. I woke up early today, got dressed, and spent two whole hours going back and forth to the bathroom. Eventually, I […]

How To Wake Up For Morning Workouts

Date: August 18, 2016 at 8:06 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 27

“How do you wake up so early to run?” It’s a question I’m asked fairly often. And, as someone who writes about health and fitness, I’ve written the “How to Become a Morning Runner” article more than once. Everyone wants […]

The Inaugural Brooklyn Mile Recap

Date: August 16, 2016 at 11:51 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 10

On Sunday, I ran my first-ever mile race — the inaugural Brooklyn Mile! I was irrationally nervous about this race all week. Every time I would go on the race page, I would get a knot in my stomach — […]

New York City Marathon Training: Week 3

Date: August 8, 2016 at 12:26 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 24

Week 3 of New York City Marathon training was great! I loved Week 3! My third week of training consisted of two well-executed (and hard) workouts, a fun long run, and one delicious ice cream cone. I was working at […]

My Running Must-Haves

Date: August 5, 2016 at 10:09 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 18

Now that marathon training is ramping up, I find myself constantly turning to the same few, tried-and-true items I swear by when it comes to running. I’m a pretty firm believer that we as humans — especially in 2016 — […]

NYRR Team Championships 2016 Recap

Date: August 3, 2016 at 10:36 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 6

I ran the NYRR Team Championships race on Saturday. The short: It was very hot, it was very humid, and I did not run my best, most well-executed race. I feel meh about it. I’m not necessarily disappointed, but I do […]

My New York City Marathon Training Plan

Date: July 18, 2016 at 1:14 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 45

Happy Monday and Happy 16 Weeks Until the New York City Marathon! Today officially kicks off New York City Marathon training for me. I like a 16-week plan because it’s not too long, but it still allows room for a little flexibility. I […]

Party With Purpose 5K Recap

Date: July 13, 2016 at 9:11 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 13

I love racing! I love racing short distances! Before yesterday, I had only raced three 5Ks, each a year or more apart. (Turkey Trots FTW.) I know we all (maybe?) get hyped up on marathons and half-marathons and long, endurance-y […]

No Excuses—Play Like A Champion

Date: June 2, 2016 at 9:43 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 55

I woke up in a foul mood yesterday. You know when you have a plan for your day and then something immediately doesn’t go according to said plan, and it throws off your entire day and your plan and your life? God […]

Celebrating Two Years With November Project

Date: May 25, 2016 at 8:29 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 11

Today marks my two-year November Project anniversary! It was two years ago that I showed up to my first November Project workout. It was “Bridge Day,” and I remember feeling on the brink of death for the duration of the workout, which involved running […]

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