Ali’s ABCs

Hi friends!

I know, I know. My blogging has been incredibly infrequent and unpredictable lately. Chalk it up to a stressful couple of weeks.

I have plenty to update you on, but it’s going to have to wait for now. In lieu of a day-to-day post about my life, I’ll jump on board the blogger bandwagon and give you the ABCs of my life.

I love Nutella crepes. What more do you want to know?

A: Age. 25 until May.

B: Bed size. Full. Though my comforter is Queen-sized. I like having lots of blanket to curl up in.

C: Chores you dislike. I honestly love cleaning. I’ll do dishes, I’ll scrub the shower and I’ll happily dust. But I hate vacuuming and pretty much refuse to ever take out the trash.

D: Dogs. I wish! I love pugs, puggles, French bulldogs and Boston Terriers. If it has a smushy face, I like it. But at this point in my life, working a full-time job, I can’t take on the responsibility of having a pup in my life. Someday though!

Oh haiiiii

E: Essential start to your day. Running. It’s how I clear my head and mentally prepare for the day. It’s also how I see so many amazing sunrises.

THIS is the essential start to my day

F: Favorite color. Lime green

G: Gold or silver. It depends. I was always a silver girl, but lately I really like gold.

H: Height. 5’5″ — I’m average

I: Instruments you play(ed). I was a flute-playing rock star in elementary school. My parents were super disappointed when I quit in favor of dancing.

J: Job title. Deputy Editor in Chief. People always ask me if I carry a badge. Sadly I don’t.

K: Kids. Nope. Not for quite a while.

L: Live. NYC! This city is tough, ruthless and so fast-paced that sometimes I feel like it seriously kicks my butt. However, I always knew I wanted to live in Manhattan and now I’m doing it. So no complaints. I’m still in awe of the Empire State Building every single day, and I feel very blessed to live in such a vibrant, exciting metropolis.

The greatest city in the world

M: Mom’s name. Lori. Sometimes I call her “Law-zee” because that’s what her mom calls her. She does not like it.

N: Nicknames. Ali. Ali Cat. Al Dawg. Pan. Pancake.

O: Overnight hospital stays. Plenty. I have Crohn’s Disease, after all. The worst overnight hospital stay was when I was studying abroad in Australia during my junior year of college. It was a nightmare.

P: Pet peeves. Haha. Where to start? I really hate people who are late. I hate waiting. I’m working on being a more patient person, but seriously, don’t keep me waiting or you’ll be greeted by a very Angry Ali.

Q: Quote from a movie: “Ribs. I had ribs for lunch…that’s why I’m doing this.” I spent two straight years of my life speaking solely in Anchorman quotes. Really. Well, mostly.

I love Scotch, Scotchy, Scotch, Scotch...

R: Righty or lefty. Righty.

S: Siblings. Big brother Ryan. We’re just 19 months apart. People have asked if we’re twins. Ryan is married to Michaela, who is the best sister-in-law you could ask for. She’s so nice and so thoughtful. I always wanted a sister (no offense, Ry Guy) and am thrilled I got such a good one.

Michaela, Ryan and me

T: Time you wake up. First alarm goes off at 5:30. Second one at 5:45. It’s brutal. But it gives me plenty of time to do a morning ab routine, go for a run, shower, eat breakfast and play on the computer before I have to get to the office.

U: Underwear. I don’t really understand the question. Like do I wear it? Of course I do. That’s all you need to know.

V: Vegetables you don’t like. I’ve tried to get excited about broccoli rabe, but it’s just too bitter for me. I also hate asparagus. But I adore broccoli, carrots and apples.

W: What makes you run late. Nothing. Ever.

X: X-rays you’ve had. I’ve had to get a few tummy scans for the whole Crohn’s thing. Nothing major though.

Y: Yummy food you make. This. And not much else.

Z: Zoo animal favorites. Baby animals. No matter what kind. I also really like giraffes.

NOW IT’S YOUR TURN: You don’t have to go through the entire alphabet, but how about you share a fun fact about yourself. Let’s all get to know each other better, shall we?



0 Responses

  1. My old roomie has crohns disease and I’m constantly in awe of how you manage it and train/run like a rockstar. truly amazing girl!

    one fun fact: i’m currently eating chocolate covered potato chips for the second day in a row. They’re oh-so-wrong in all of the best ways.

  2. I just did my ABCs today, too. Great minds 🙂 And people who run late and then cause me to run late as a result drive me insane! That sunrise picture is gorgeous!

  3. What a fun post. I’m loving reading these, I always learn something new! I actually didn’t know you had Crohns – one of my best friends struggled with it all through high school and college before she finally had surgery and is feeling really good now. It’s crazy, really. I hope things are going well for you on that front. PS. I played the flute in middle school and part of high school, too!

  4. My random facts: (Although I’m not sure they partain to any of the above ABC breakdowns…sorry!!)

    -I’m the only redhead in my extended family
    -My friends (and some co-workers) refer to me as “The Cupcake Connoisseur” (really, I just love buttercream frosting)
    -I still get happy and giddy when I turn around and head back uptown during my morning run and I get a glimpse at the manhattan skyline. Sometimes I’ll start rocking out to “Empire State of Mind” (glee version), too. The combo (running, endorphins, skyline, sunrise, and the song) make me feel like I’ve made it. It may never get old. I’m a dork.

  5. I still sleep with a stuffed animal (Snuggle Bunny) that my parent gave me when I was 2. He is almost 27 years of age… he’s old. My college boyfriend stole SB for a few weeks to try and break me of the habit. Clearly he didn’t succeed. 🙂

    Oh and I shamelessly DVR (and discuss) the CBS soap opera, The Bold and The Beautiful, with 2 of my girl friends from college on a daily basis. We live in different cities, so we’ve created a blog site for it. Lame or awesome? I think awesome.

    I like the ABC idea! I might add it to my blog soon!

  6. Fun post, I might do one of these for next week since I’m gonna be busy!

    I LOVE my sister in law too! She was already my sister long before they got married.

  7. I have 6 sisters. No brothers (Except brothers-in-law, and I have 2 of those). It was a madhouse growing up, but I wouldn’t change it for the world. We used to have numbers, and when we went somewhere we would “number off” to make sure everyone was back in the van. Fun times 🙂

  8. My twin sister and I were almost born on Friday the 13th. But we waited an extra day and were born on Valentine’s Day. She likes to tell people she was an only child for ten minutes.

    My parents only spoke to us in Spanish until we were four. The pre-school teachers were critical. But now I can list “fluent in Spanish” on my resume! And for the record, my English was perfect by kindergarten.

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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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