A Breakdown of A Good Day

Today has been a long day.

No complaints here, though. It’s been a pretty great day. Why, you ask? Allow me to break it down for you.

I slept in. Yeah, that’s rare for me. I almost always wake up and get moving with some form of exercise (usually running). But today my knees were achy and my body wanted sleep. So sleep my body got. You’re welcome, knees. Rest up, will ya?

I wore my favorite dress. It’s blue. It’s kinda tight. It’s my power dress. I usually wear it when I have a big event or meeting (I bought it for my birthday last year), but today it just felt right.

Wearing it on Christmas Eve "just because"

I was so, so, so productive at work. You know those days where time just flies? Heck yeah, that was today. It was 1 pm before I had a chance to breathe.

I re-connected with an old friend. Brianne was my best friend while she was living in NYC. We worked together, we bonded so fast, and she even asked me to be in her wedding. But when she moved back to Ohio in July 2009, our friendship suffered and we grew apart. But she’s in NYC with her parents, and today I took a long lunch break to have a Starbucks catch-up date with her. It was so nice to spend time together in person. It made me realize how much I miss her.

Brianne & me at Cafeteria, our fave NYC restaurant

I got my butt whooped at spinning. Seriously. Shana, over at Crunch 38th Street. You rule. Thanks for making me sweat out of pores I didn’t even know I had. I snagged a front row bike, rocked out and was dripping by the end of class. My quads were burning. Good thing I foam rolled first! I also did a whole bunch of bicep and tricep exercises before class. Gotta keep those arms in top shape!

I ate delicious leftovers for dinner. And they were healthy. Nom nom noms. Side note: thank you everyone for your awesome cooking suggestions! Can’t wait to try out all of your recipes (hopefully soon).

Mmmmm. Made by me!

I watched Paula Abdul’s new dance show, “Live to Dance.” It was terrible. But I’m still putting it on my list.

I joined my first FitBlog chat! It was great hearing what other healthy living bloggers had to share. It was a little overwhelming, to be honest, and I kept getting way behind reading all of the responses. But hopefully I’ll continue with the chats and get better at it.

TELL ME: Share 3 awesome things about your day today!



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  1. 1) I attended MY first FitBlog chat too (and I agree, a little overwhelming!)
    2) I baked!
    3) I paid my tuition (not so great, but it needed to be done!)

  2. 1. see ashley’s #1 😉
    2. i sipped delicious tea with a friend at my fav coffee spot
    3. my fiance ripped his underwear clear in half at the gym. and emailed me about it. buahahahah, love that guy.. 🙂

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I’m the creator of the Ali on the Run blog and the host of the Ali on the Run Show podcast. I’m also a freelance writer and editor, a race announcer, a runner and marathoner, a mom, and a huge fan of Peanut M&Ms, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (way better than the first one!), and reliving my glory days as a competition dancer in the early 2000s. I’m really happy you’re here.
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