Ali’s Weekend Update

Happy Saturday!

I’ve got all kinds of things to update you on, so let’s get right down to it.

First of all, I’m so glad I took yesterday off from work. I was stressed out by not being in the office, but I worked all day from home which was a nice alternative to being miserable at my desk.

(Oh, in case you missed it, I’ve been sick all week.)

I got two doses of antibiotics in me yesterday, so by late afternoon I was dying to get outside to enjoy the 75-degree day.

I went for a walk/run along the river. The highlight, of course, was seeing the abundance of puppies at the dog run.

I liked this fluffy little guy!

I felt OK as I covered 3 miles yesterday. I loved the weather and it was so nice being in just shorts and a tank top. But at that point, my throat was still hurting pretty badly, so I took it easy.

Yesterday was also an exciting day for me because my first post on NBC New York’s Go Healthy blog was posted!

Click here to read all about how I learned to love yoga.


Dinner last night was the ultimate comfort food: pad thai! I got to bed early and slept until 8 am.

I was thrilled to wake up this morning feeling rested — and even more thrilled that I could actually swallow! It didn’t hurt! I’m not completely healed, but I’m definitely getting there.

That meant a return to running! I had originally planned to run 6 miles today as my final long run before next weekend’s half marathon.

Turns out, I felt good enough that I ran 7 miles! It wasn’t my fastest pace because I still wanted to take it easy, but I felt comfortable and the weather was perfect. Happy Ali! I feel confident that as long as the antibiotics keep working and I don’t have to put up with any side effects, I may still hit my goal time at the race.

After my run, I used my new toy: The Stick!

(That sounds dirty. It’s not.)

The photo is dark, but you can tell we're so happy together.

This was my first time using The Stick and I liked that I could really wore specific areas of my legs. I love my foam roller, but this was a different kind of happiness.

Working the calves
Hello, friend

Now I’m showered, I’m feeling good and I’m ready to have a great weekend!

Happy Weekend!

Lastly, good luck to everyone running the NYC 1/2 Marathon tomorrow! I had a blast running it last year and hope everyone who’s participating has a fabulous race!

TALK TO ME: Are you a do-er on the weekends? Or do you prefer to be lazy once the weekend rolls around? I’ve always been a go-go-go kind of person (obviously, I wake up early to run every Saturday). But lately I’ve been trying to embrace my on-the-go tendencies with a decent amount of rest and relaxation.



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  1. The Stick is my best friend! So glad to see you feeling better & ready to kill that half this weekend. I either am always moving or never moving on weekends…no happy medium. I’d love to find one though! =)

  2. I think i saw you running in CP yesterday morning (Saturday)! I was there from 8:45 – 10:45 doing a long run and I almost waved, but then I wasn’t so sure. I also use both “The Stick” and a foam roller. For me, the foam roller is help through pain and the stick is more like a massage. Haha.

  3. I did a half marathon today and there were people giving demonstration massages with that same “stick” you have! I really wanted one, but the line was so long. I hope you continue to recover so your race will go well next week!

  4. First off, the stick rules. My shines and calves loooove the stick!

    I like to do a lil of both on the weekends. I like to get a good workout in early Saturday, run errands after, then relax and enjoy the weekend! I can hardly sleep past 8:30 anyway, so might as well get things done!

  5. I have that marathon stick! So glad you enjoyed the weather yesterday and had such a good run today. And congrats on NBC NY!! Pad Thai is the best comfort food.

    So the weekends… I like being able to get stuff done, but I also find that my bed pulls me in and I have a hard time getting out. I can usually get out to workout but then back in bed I go.

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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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