Category Archives: Running

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From 4:13 To 3:51: My Manchester City Marathon Recap

Date: November 6, 2012 at 8:42 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 165

I spent 11 months in 2011 working to gain automatic entry to the New York City Marathon. I ran the requisite nine races — seriously burning out in the process — and volunteered at that year’s NYCM Expo. Finally, after […]

When Nothing Goes According To Plan

Date: November 5, 2012 at 8:36 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 126

One major lesson I’ve learned this year is that no matter how hard you try — no matter how many pretty little To-Do lists you make — life doesn’t always follow your plan. In fact, more often than not, live […]

Thankful Things Thursday: It's Been A While

Date: October 25, 2012 at 8:27 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 51

Somewhere in between the madness of traveling, working and more working, I’ve seriously neglected the Thankful Things Thursday tradition. But the “holiday” lives on! And today I’m back with plenty of things to be grateful for. So without any pithy […]

10 Reasons I'm Excited To Run The New York City Marathon

Date: October 16, 2012 at 9:26 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 70

The New York City Marathon has played a small role in my life since I moved to New York City five years ago. The first time I watched the marathon was long before I was a runner myself. A coworker […]

And So I Peaked

Date: October 15, 2012 at 9:25 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 56

Last week I tried to be all profound and was like, “Hey everyone, I learned some lessons this week and this is all my knowledge. I don’t think I’m meant for semi-high mileage running.” Oh really, Ali? Really? Is that […]

New York City Marathon Training Lessons

Date: October 12, 2012 at 9:19 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 31

Jet lag is a real disease, people. Side effects including being wide awake when you’d rather be sleeping, and being completely exhausted when it’s time to shine. I used to secretly judge people who complained about jet lag, particularly upon […]

On Lacking Marathon Confidence

Date: October 9, 2012 at 1:05 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 46

Hey. It’s been a while, huh? In the past five days, I’ve been on two planes, I’ve set up shop in three different hotels and I’ve slept for what feels like zero hours. On Thursday, I flew to Las Vegas […]

A 13.1 Mile Run Down Memory Lane: The Hamptons Half Marathon Recap

Date: October 1, 2012 at 8:39 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 74

On Saturday, I returned to the scene of the crime. “The crime,” of course, being East Hampton, NY, where I ran my first marathon one year ago. This time, I was heading back to race again, but for the Hamptons […]

Thankful Things Thursday: Let's Make This Quick

Date: September 27, 2012 at 9:16 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 32

In the spirit of promising not to complain about being busy (so busy — this job is great but it is killing meeee) or tired (I’d like to go to sleep from now until next Tuesday, and that still may […]

Returning To My Happy Place

Date: September 26, 2012 at 7:58 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 41

If you are someone who has a calendar, or if you are simply the type of person who is generally aware of the date, you know that Monday was September 24. Ah, September 24. Last year, I spent months — […]