Tag Archives: New York City Marathon

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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 […]

Ted Corbitt 15K Recap

Date: December 17, 2011 at 6:53 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 24

Lately, my relationship with racing has been a little complicated. We’ve had some great times, but we’ve also been through some rough patches. You see, racing and me, we want to love each other, but sometimes one of us wants […]

My Upcoming Race Goals

Date: November 18, 2011 at 9:12 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 74

All I want to do in life is talk about running and make lists and goals. Yesterday on my way to get Remicade, I snagged a seat on the crosstown bus and started typing out my 2012 Resolutions. I’m pretty […]

Spring Marathon?

Date: November 9, 2011 at 9:18 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 109

Hi. How are you? I’m doing OK today. It seems as though my Crohn’s/colitis/emphysema/Anthrax is back to square one. Things are no good in stomach land. I’ve upped my Steroid dosage rather than continuing to taper down, so get excited […]