Category Archives: Workouts

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Zero Week: Eight Days Not On The Run

Date: December 19, 2012 at 10:08 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 27

Greetings from my office for the morning! It’s my second time getting my Remicade infusion at Mount Sinai and I’ve already got the Benadryl in me. These next few hours with the IV should be a sleepy breeze. My plan […]

Filling The Barn

Date: July 23, 2012 at 9:29 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 38

As I tapered for the Hamptons Marathon last year, many people kept repeating the same phrase to me: The hay is in the barn. Personally, I think this phrase is stupid. Hay? Barns? How are these things related to marathon […]

Do You Want Free Sneakers? (Translation: A Giveaway!)

Date: May 25, 2012 at 8:47 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 486

Today is going to be awesome. Hello, from Optimistic Ali! She’s back! I’ve got Remicade cruising through my body and I’m wholeheartedly convinced I’m firmly on the road to recovery. I kicked off my day today with a 6:15 SoulCycle […]

Thankful Things Thursday: The Adorable Edition

Date: May 10, 2012 at 9:17 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 46

Hi. Why waste time? It’s Thursday, so let’s get our grateful on! (Oh, you’re new? You have no idea what I’m talking about? I know, it’s tough to figure out. On Thursdays, we celebrate Thankful Things Thursday. It’s a special […]

Can Vs. Should

Date: April 23, 2012 at 8:17 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 41

I want to race. I want to approach a start line feeling like, as Coach Cane used to put it, a caged animal. I want to gut it out over the course of 3, 13.1 or 26.2 miles. I want […]

I Am Strained But Not Injured

Date: April 10, 2012 at 9:28 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 39

Good morning! I’m giddy today. I know. Giddy, again. And this time I don’t think it’s the steroids getting me all hopped up on life. In fact, I’m tapering down on those things. After two weeks of the most ridiculous […]

Making A Bad Day A Good Day (Plus A Very Sweaty Giveaway!)

Date: April 6, 2012 at 9:04 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 378

I woke up this morning with the sun, and by “the sun” I mean “my stomach went ape shit at 5 AM, long before the sun rose, and so I got up.” Good morning and Happy Friday! Or should that […]

Random Facts Friday

Date: January 6, 2012 at 9:07 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 95

I did it again. I foam rolled. I planked. I stretched. I know, I specifically said I was not going to do these things, but sometimes they just happen. I dragged myself out of bed for a spin class this […]

Some Things Are Tougher Than A Marathon

Date: October 5, 2011 at 8:24 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 49

I thought, considering I trained for and ran a marathon not too long ago, that I was in good shape. I can run for four-plus hours, so I can do anything, right? Oh, Ali. So naive. And also a little […]

The Three Questions Everyone Keeps Asking

Date: July 19, 2011 at 8:23 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 51

Yesterday was a looong day. So I’m kind of surprised to find out it’s only Tuesday today. Despite the fact that it was a marathon day, yesterday was a good one! My workday was busy and I scooted out of […]

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