Tag Archives: New York City Marathon

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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 […]

One Month

Date: October 3, 2012 at 9:28 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 40

In April, I registered for the New York City Marathon. At the time, I wasn’t running on account of nasty shin and hip pain. By early May, the time I took off from running helped: My shin and hip pain […]

Mixed Emotions

Date: September 21, 2012 at 8:29 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 42

Since leaving the hospital three weeks ago, life has been good. Really good. Work is total madness. I spent the past three days in L.A. attending the finale taping for “So You Think You Can Dance” and doing a photo […]

A Tough Year

Date: August 6, 2012 at 9:01 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 81

As each year passes, I find myself making a grand declaration that “This was the best year ever!” In 2005, I studied abroad in Australia. In 2007, I made sure to go all-out during my senior year of college (that […]

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 […]

Ignorance Is Bliss

Date: July 9, 2012 at 8:45 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 61

You know how I know this weekend was good? I didn’t wear any makeup. I’m not a big makeup-wearer in general, but I do usually throw on a bit of please-hide-these-bags-under-my-eyes concealer or foundation or whatever it’s called, and my […]

Break Time Is Over

Date: July 2, 2012 at 9:13 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 43

There is so much I want to talk about today. I made that bold, even though it seemed all-caps worthy. But all-caps implies yelling, and I thought maybe that was too aggressive for a Monday morning. Bolded words say, “This […]

This Time Feels Right

Date: June 25, 2012 at 9:14 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 36

As soon as I crossed the finish line at the Hamptons Marathon, I was ready to sign up for my second attempt at 26.2. I set my sights on the Eugene Marathon on April 29, but I didn’t fully commit […]

Marathon On My Mind

Date: June 18, 2012 at 9:31 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 58

Good morning! Today I have Marathon Training Brain, so that’s what we’re going to talk about. In December of last year, I finally “qualified” for the 2012 New York City Marathon. I ran nine New York Road Runners races, I […]

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 […]