Subway Gift Card Giveaway

Last night I was up until an hour that is very late.

I’d love to tell you I was raging with celebrities and drinking champagne and being cool or something. But really, I was in sweaty post-gym clothes (thanks for a great spin, Matt, as always), folding shirts, sticking labels on envelopes (no self-addressing this time around) and packing up hundreds of Sweat shirts in an attempt to get them all to you by Hanukkah, Christmas or whatever you choose to celebrate.

So bright! So colorful! Such perfect little folds...

It was a long process.

So in lieu of an actual post today about something interesting, like running or that thing called Crohn’s disease, how about a giveaway?

I’ve got a $25 Subway gift card up for grabs.

This could be yours. You could have many footlong subs.

Do you know who likes Subway? My second boyfriend, Apolo. He likes turkey on his sandwiches. I know that because he whispered it in my ear.

Apolo, you're cute and you did well in the marathon, but I'm in love with someone else. Sorry...

That was a lie. He didn’t whisper it in my ear. He was actually like, “Listen everyone at this random lunch in midtown Manhattan, I love Ali and we’re going to eat many turkey sandwiches together. I am an Olympic speed skater, damnit!”

It happened. Ask Jess. She was there. She knows. Wasn’t that awkward, Jess, when I had to break up with Apolo in front of anyone?

The real story is that after the lunch, the nice Subway press lady was like, “Hey, do you want to do a Subway gift card giveaway on your blog?” and I was like, “No, I want to keep that gift card for myself so that I can eat five $5 foot-long sandwiches in one sitting. Thank you for asking.”

But I like you guys, so I guess I’ll let one of you have the gift card. Enjoy your sandwiches. I recommend provolone cheese.

All you have to do to enter the giveaway is leave a comment on this post telling me something cool. That’s it. You can tell me your age, or tell me how many miles you ran today or tell me what kind of sandwich you’d get with the gift card. Just tell me something so I know you want a little Subway in your life. Entertain me.

I’ll pick a winner at random tomorrow at 9 am! Good luck!



0 Responses

  1. I ran 4 miles in 30 degree weather today and worked up an appetite for a Chicken & Bacon Ranch Melt! Have a great day!

  2. So I am the smart girl that just realized this was yesterdays post πŸ™‚ ROCK ON Michelle! I would have gotten a meatball samich bc meatballs make me happy! Here is something cool though I have run 97.7 miles since Oct 7 and I have signed up for my 1st marathon. I am soo excited! Eww, also I got paid today so I can buy my I <3 sweat tshirt! KAPOW!!!

  3. Yesterday,when I went to FrozenYo, which is DC’s version of 16 Handles,I was delighted to find that Red Velvet Cake had made its way back into the rotation. Pretty much made my day.

  4. I like getting a footling veggie at subway, with extra tomatoes, pickles, hot peppers, chipotle sauce and provolone cheese!
    I’ve never won a giveaway!

  5. Today I’m thankful my dog is feeling better. He was diagnosed with auto-immune disease a few weeks ago and the steroids start to make him feel better! πŸ™‚

  6. I have something not so cool to tell all. I fell over on saturday night, not drunk, all by myself. I fell up some stairs, people laughed and pointed but didnt help me, mean people! I hobbled away only to discover that my knee was gashed open and there was a fair amount of blood. I made my friend, who I was meeting, meet me in the shopping mall bathrooms with band aids where i stood in my underwear and cried (Yeah in public!). It was not cool. Neither is the fact that I can barely walk, let alone run and I am training for a marathon. A subway card would make me happy.

  7. I was on the track and field team when I was in high school, now I am chasing after my kids….oh and I love subway sandwiches πŸ™‚

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  8. I’d probably eat a yummy veggie sandwich while dining with your ex boy Apolo, because I obviously know him.. πŸ™‚

  9. three reasons i’d love a subway giftcard:
    1. i’m a student and i’m poor.
    2. i’m vegan and i can load up my sando to the extreme with veggies!
    3. it’s the holidays and i’m poor.
    i think those are probably all cool things.

  10. I made peppermint bark today! And I’m running a half marathon in January. But more importantly, I made peppermint bark today! (:

  11. something cool, you inspired me to start running! it’s been going well I do have my bad days of not wanting to but I push through πŸ™‚ thanks for the chance to win too πŸ™‚

  12. I would like to win because I have a law school exam tomorrow morning – and winning a gift card to subway would totally make it a better day!

  13. Something cool? I ran my first half-marathon this past weekend and LOVED IT! It was awesome to go that entire distance after training half-a*($((ed over the summer and fall. I can’t wait to run my next half!

  14. I ran my first full block on Monday. I’m new to running (though I’ve been walking – even in 5Ks – throughout the year) but now I’m trying to start running. I use the fact that you run, even in the middle of a flare, as motivation and inspiration. Thanks for being you Ali.

  15. Something not only cool, but slightly crazy: I graduated from college in May, and ran my first marathon the DAY after graduation πŸ™‚

  16. Something cool: I ran my first 1/2 marathon in Las Vegas with Team Challenge 2 weeks ago! I couldn’t imagine running a race without TeamChallenge, it was awesome!!

  17. 1. I have chron’s, I also think it is a bitch
    2. I used to live on subway (at least 1 time/day) in college
    3. I ran a speedy 3.2 miles this morning

  18. Something cool: I think one of those I <3 Heart Sweat Shirts is on it's way to me! Since a certain fabulous sister of mine emailed asking what color and size and sleeve length I would hypothetically want if they hypothetically went on sale, which they did indeed go on sale, yay!

  19. I am a new blogger. I love turkey sandwiches. I ran my first trail race this weekend and fell (twice). I have lived in three states in the past year. I am going home for 10 days starting Saturday which is the longest I have been home at one time since I was a sophomore in college! One of those has to be interesting, right?

  20. something cool….I recently learned that to 10% of the population cilantro tastes like soap! this is very distressing to me because i love love love cilantro in my guac!!!

  21. I’d like to win!! I ran 5 miles today…on a treadmill…it was not fun!! Def running in the park tomorrow….Thanks!

  22. my family eats subway more than most normal people. I’d say…we eat it so much that if there was any possibility of us being in a commercial for “families who eat subway”, we might win. people think it’s weird..but hey, subway’s awesome.

  23. Something cool… I made oreo stuffed chocolate chip cookies last night. Turns out they’re good both the night of and the day after. Good to know.. I need Subway (and vegetables) in my life!

  24. Here is something (not) cool…I looked at the Sweat shirts the morning you posted that they were available but couldn’t pick a color, then went back to order one that night and BOOM! They were gone. Good for you bad for me! Guess I’ll have to wait until the next batch πŸ™‚

  25. I wanted a I Love Sweat shirt but I was too slow getting to the website!! time πŸ™‚ Something cool….I ran 7 miles today! Even though I didn’t really enjoy it at first…I’m always so happy once it’s over and ready for the next run!

  26. Some cool things:
    1. I got into the Boston University London Program. I will be spending 2 months in London over the summer covering the Summer Olympics for my Master’s Degree program.
    2. I’m going to NYC next month to perform in the DanceWorks New York City show representing DanceWorks Boston (ps – you should come!)
    3. I have a glass of red wine right now. Enough said.

    xo Marie
    Chocolate & Wine

  27. I woke up to pouring rain today and decided to run on the treadmill – I lasted about 10 minutes before dying of boredom and giving up. go me!

    i think I would make better use of that gift card than my parent’s treadmill, for sure.

  28. I am home sick trying to get through episodes of the real housewives before my boyfriend gets back lol…i love Subway…I always always always get the veggie patty subs.

  29. When I was a competitive figure skater back in the day, we would always stop at subway for a bite from the way home from the rink. I am pretty sure this is more weird than cool but at that age I would always order a six inch salami and provolone sub with mayo. Definitely weird and maybe .1% cool but it was damn good!

  30. Tomorrow is Thankful Things Thursday. This is cool because I am having Crappy Things Wednesday at work…and am thus holding on for dear life for tomorrow!!!

  31. I just recently visited NYC for the first time in Oct and I fell in love with Central Park. I was dying to throw on shorts and running shoes and just run the reservoir. When I run on the treadmill in CA in the mornings I imagine running the dirt trail just like you.

  32. I’d been running on the treadmill these past few days (i’m becoming a wuss)- but you’re post made me bundle up and head outside today! AWESOME! I’m doing my residency in NY, but I love reading your blog because I’m from NH too!!!!

  33. I LOVE winter running too! Although, for my non-running life I like hot weather. πŸ™‚

    And I like Subway meatball subs — which are $2 all month long.

  34. I want to win! I just ran my first marathon a couple weeks ago and am ready to start back up again for the next one!

  35. I’m doing the Oakland Half Marathon as a relay with 3 other friends. And thinking of signing up for a RNR Half with a group of sorority sisters. πŸ™‚

  36. I <3 Subway!! I have never been to NYC and your pictures of Central Park with all the snow are KILLING ME!! I can't wait to visit one winter so I can do all the typical sight-seeing stuff and make snow angels in the park for the runners to enjoy! Did you know it's 75 degrees in southeast Texas today!? I could wear shorts and its almost Christmas…

    I long for snow. Enjoy your snowy runs & think of us in j-orts (jean shorts – just wanted you to have a nice visual) in Texas! πŸ˜‰

  37. I would buy so many turkey subs with that gift card! I might even share with my son and husband (though I make no promises!)

  38. I want to win! I keep motivating myself to plug through the rest of my Couch to 5K program and have started doing Qi Gong which helps with breathwork and improve my focus. On one day this week, I finished with a pace that was a little over 9 minutes! (not bad for falling off the wagon!)

    Thank you for inspiring me, Ali!

  39. I ran a mile for the first time in my life 6 weeks ago. I ran two miles for the first time about 4 weeks ago. I’m going to run a 10 K in April. Turns out running is pretty cool. πŸ™‚

  40. I have 10 more weeks before I can meet (birth) my 1st child…a boy. And can eat all my favorite subs to my hearts content πŸ™‚

  41. Yesterday I did a winter run because of your post! Granted winter run in Arizona meant it was 50 and wet from rain and gloomy, but I’m a weather wuss. I really enjoyed it though!

  42. Love your blog!! And I love subway! Training for my second full marathon now. Easy 4 miles and weights planned for tonight

  43. How do I keep missing the shirts!??! I fail πŸ™

    “Cool” Fun fact: I always use the same fun fact because I’m that lame (that is not the fun fact). You know the driving instructor in Borat that sued him after the film was released? That was my driving instructor.

  44. I’m hanging out with my youngest sister tonight…again. On Monday we had Yogurtland for the first time and looooved it. Tonight will probably be a warmer treat.

  45. Since I love your I <3 Sweat Shirts, but am the #1 procrastinator and missed out, a Subway gift card would make me quite the happy lady πŸ™‚ xo

  46. My 6yr old who runs with me, and loves your leg warmer pics, had gymnastics tryouts Monday night and wore her bright purple leg warmers,and told me she was being like Ms.Ali. she made the team! Yay

  47. Something uncool – I think I’m suffering a piriformis injury :-/ Hoping my butt feels better in time to run the Miami marathon!

  48. Something cool…My Christmas present is suppose to come today! A treadmill! I’m all geeked about it!

    My goal is to be able to comfortably run several miles before head to China for a month to bring home our 5th and 6th children! (Four at home currently). I’ve got asthma so running outside is difficult.

  49. Tonight I am going to my go to running store.. Road Runner.. to have a holiday party. What is better than running and a holiday party? Nothing!!!

    Thanks for having this giveaway!

  50. I’m 22, just graduated from Pitt, and I’m applying to grad schools ! The overall idea of finishing my applications and getting accepted is pretty cool, but I’d love to be munching on some Subway while I’m sitting here writing my essays!

    Oh, and I’m about to take a break and go for a run πŸ™‚

  51. Pick me!! Pick me!! I like Subway because they have a great allergen menu online that shows me all their food items and the allergens they contain so I know what has dairy and what to stay away from! So much easier than having to be annoying and ask the guy behind the counter. Yay Subway!

  52. Something cool? Hmmmm.

    I’m 26.
    I’m from NH too!
    And now live in NYC.
    Parallel lives oooOOooo.
    I’ve run 0 miles today. (boooo)
    I would get a tuna sammich and BBQ baked lays — love those!

    1. I did burpee’s this morning…I did other exercises too, as directed by my trainer, but the nightmare of burpee’s is still with me. A turkey & veggie Subway sub would really lift my spirits πŸ™‚

  53. I have four boys (ages 2, 4, 7 and 9), ran three hilly miles yesterday and your blog is one of the few I make time to read!

  54. Somehow I think with all these wonderful comments my chances of winning is NIL! However, I would LOVE to win since I just LOVE turkey subs from Subway! Wow! 2 comments on your blog in a week. Guess I’m finding my voice!

    Something not necessarily “cool”, but interesting….I also have Crohn’s and my first experience with a half marathon was the Miami ING Marathon in Jan 2009 with TEAM CHALLENGE!

  55. Hmmm, something cool, something cool. How about: I was born in Canada, grew up in Oklahoma, and now live in Philadelphia (with one year of living in England in between). πŸ™‚

  56. I’ll be extra cool once I start running again in January. I took some time off to do other things like stuff my face with cookies but know that I will need to get back into the swing of things come January 1… well, maybe 2nd.

  57. I ran a little over 2 miles doing HIIT before back to back levels of 30 day shred. Ouch! I would use the gift card to get my usual turkey salad with extra sweet peppers & jalapenos, avocado and honey mustard! Nommm

  58. I love embarassing my boyfriend so I always try to sneakily match him when we go on runs together (he always changes, it never works) — I just bought us both “I heart sweat” shirts in different colors in the hopes that maybe he’ll go for semi matching — probably not though. I also LOVE subway πŸ™‚

  59. Scary fact: I ate an entire Subway footlong this past Saturday and wasn’t even the least bit full. What is wrong with me?

  60. Love, love, love Subway! I like it simple- turkey, ham, lettuce, tomato, pickle, cheese. Can’t get enough! Ran 2 miles today.

  61. Fun Fact: I’m running the New Orleans Rock & Roll marathon in March and like Apolo, I <3 turkey subssss (and your blog!)

  62. I made a grilled turkey and cheese sandwich for myself for lunch today. I realize that’s not very exciting for you, but it was for me because it was delicious and I was eating it. And another cool thing about me is that I just started a new job. Wish me luck!

  63. I’m studying to be a holistic nutrition coach and also have dreams of also being a yoga teacher & personal trainer! I WANT SUBWAY!! πŸ™‚

  64. I am riding my bike across America next summer!! Wooohooo!

    Also, I want to order a sweat shirt but the website isn’t working for me- when I go on, only the men’s t-shirt is available, not women’s short or long sleeves. Help! Am I doing something wrong?

  65. I am a law student trying to survive my first round of finals and yesterday I ran the central park reservoir for the very first time!!!! I have been sticking to my little corner loop in the park for months and I finally got up the guts to expand my sphere of influence and I loved every second of it. Doing it again today, obv.

  66. hmmm something cool…..I am a rather boring person….I am a full time mommy to a 3, 4, and 6 year old. I am running either a marathon or 1/2 in Arizona Rock-n-Roll can’t decide (I am better prepared for the 1/2 but registered for the full) but we got tickets to a Phoenix suns basketball game and an ASU basketball game.

  67. So I’ve been reading your blog for a year now but never comment…anyway, I have 2 cool things. I’m in nursing school at UNH (holla at nh!!! – I’m from Belmont..) and one of my pharm assignments was to research a disease that interested me. I picked Crohn’s because I’ve read so much about your troubles with it – and I’m sorry, it sucks ) :. Also, one time I was reading your blog at my best friend’s house and she was like..umm…is that Ali? I know her! She danced with you at Concord Dance Academy! Wow I am sounding more stalkerish by the minute. But anyway, I hope you have a great day! Your blog is awesome keep it up!

  68. Last night I gained my first inside information on celebrity gossip. I can confirm that Taylor Swift and Will Anderson (from Parachute) are dating. Also, if my secondhand (but from a VERY reliable source) information is not enough, Will flew to Nashville last night after a show in Atlanta (or somewhere.) Yesterday was T Swift’s bday.

  69. Something cool…
    I got engaged last week to the guy who is my very best friend and I couldn’t be happier! Oh wait, I could be happier if I win this gift card because I’m saving every penny for the wedding and free lunch for a week would be aaaaamazing. πŸ™‚

  70. $5 dollar foot long. . . something cool….i really make the best meatballs. i mean they are amazing, i mean it’s a secret family recipe and all, and you have to add raisins, i mean seriously, best ever, except i’m not suppose to tell people that, but i like to share good food. trust me on this, it’s worth the exchange of subway card.

  71. My entertaining story for Ali:

    While you were labeling and folding your awesome I <3 Sweat shirts last night, I was at the gym. I decided to do a few quick easy miles on the treadmill before spin class. My favorite treadmill was open (it allows me to watch lots of TV's at once so I never have to bored during commercials) so I hopped on. BIG MISTAKE! The dude next to me, I use the word dude loosely as he was probably on 18, smelled HORRIBLE! I have never smelled anything so bad in my life. I swear he hasn't ever washed his workout clothes. Nor has he realized that deodorant should be worn daily. I about died (and I may have puked a little in my mouth…sorry, but true).

    I didn't want to hop off right away, so I decided that I would speed up and run the fastest mile of my life so I could get away from there and actually breathe. Thankfully he left right as I was finishing my mile so that I could stay on my awesome treadmill and have some fresh air. He has however, scared me for life. Note to self: make sure the people arround you don't smell prior to getting your sweat on.

    If only he smelled like fresh Subway bread and not like a high school gym locker that has never been cleaned out.

    Thanks for always motivating me Ali and for providing me with daily entertainment while I am supposed to be working!

  72. let’s see? something cool? I juts discovered your blog and love it! and I donated to the chron’s and colitis foundation sponsoring a friend running rock n’ roll vegas! It wasnt much money but I felt like I was helping! and glad to be a part of it. oh and I LOVE RUNNING!

  73. Something cool, hmmm? After running 7 (of 10) great trail miles on Sunday I decided it would be fantastically fun to run up this thing called Cardiac Hill. 1,000 foot elevation gain in 1 mile on a trail that in some points was more of a rock wall than a trail (at least I thought it was). That isn’t the cool part. That is the “stupid Liz what were you thinking” part. The cool part is that I uh, “ran” my worst mile ever at a stellar 33 minute pace and I am HAPPY with that because well, I did it. πŸ™‚

  74. I went to college with Jared. He lived in a tiny apartment right above the subway behind sorority row. That makes me cool, right?

  75. mmm subway, I love their sweet onion teriyaki sauce!
    I will have my Masters in Taxation in a week, I realize that this is only cool to me. Like, really, really cool!

  76. hmm something cool … not so cool but random.. I was on literally the most crowded subway of my life last night ( the 4) and realized i now can understand what sardines feel like…

  77. I think I should win the Subway gift card to take away my sorrow. I had to go out of town for a few days, without access to email. I came home today and was delighted to see the I Heart Sweat shirts were finally available. I got out my credit card in preparation to place my order. Much to my dismay I see the only shirt still available was a men’s medium. WOW!! Even if I don’t win, I will still read your blog. I really enjoy reading it every day, because you are so real and that is very refreshing. Keep up the great work in raising money for the foundation.

  78. i want to win! and i can’t wait for my sweat shirts to come in the mail!

    my random thought is, it’s great seeing all the comments with links to people’s blogs. love finding new material to read and people to follow.

  79. I just started crossit and I can’t stop talking about it. Its so awesome, and I hurt so good. Seriously, even my ribs hurt! I was rolling around on the floor yesterday trying to stretch. Husband laughed. I was not amused. Operation get freakin’ rocked is underway.

  80. Something cool: This one time, walking across a bridge in Florence, Italy, I met Andre 3000 (who was apparently there working on some sort of clothing line?) While I’ve yet to see any clothing produced by him, every time I shake it like a polaroid picture, I remember that glorious Italian introduction.

  81. Something cool? When I’m hating my runs and I want to quit, I sometimes “hear” your voice in my head saying something from one of your recent posts. Also, I want to run a half marathon.

  82. i eat subway at least once a week – veggie patty! something cool: i’m planning on running my first half marathon next spring, i just haven’t decided on providence (in may) or boston (in march) yet!

  83. Yay! I am obsessed with Subway. I think my addiction increased significantly when Subway opened right by my house. I can see the subway from my living room window and is a mere 5 minute walk to my veggie delight! It is definitely healthier than the 5 guys burger and fries that is about to open next door – so I really need that gift card to keep me goign to subway and avoiding the french fries that I can smell wafting from 5 guys! PS Super pumped for my I love sweat shirt!!!! YAY!

  84. Well, I just got a screw literally screwed into my face for a dental implant, so that’s pretty cool. Well, not cool, but kinda rad if you see my X-ray. I could totally use the 25 dollar subway gift card since insurance doesn’t cover implants because they’re “cosmetic.” I mean, yeah, I’m totally vain for wanting a front tooth.

  85. 1) I ran last night in the dark, because to me, running at night in the dark is better than running at dark in the AM, because my bed is so nice and warm. Hope to run in the dark tonight too.
    2) My favorite subway sandwich is turkey but I recently started to like the meatball too!
    3) I am also very excited for the I <3 sweat shirts. I ordered mine from my iphone because I wasn't near a computer and had I waited they would have sold out. That's dedication right there

  86. Something cool: my fingers are a spectacular shade of purple because there’s no heat in my office (not that i read your blog at work… umm.)

  87. I love subway! And what is cool is that I woke up 10 minutes before I had to leave for work and didn’t have time to shower or brush my hair. So I am dirty at work. I suppose that is cool, for everyone except my coworkers.


    I would buy a sub and……

    – take it the library with me, and read up on the Alamo
    – take it to the cemetary with me and pay respect to the great, late, Professor Segall, while reading her my favorite chapter in Portals
    – take it to the Ford dealership with me, test drive a Focus (hatchback), and after taking a bite, spit the most unbelieveable rhyme
    – take it to the Llama park, and let it try some of the Subway goodness
    – take it to Apolo’s house and throw it at his window, hoping he will sign it, then mail it to you
    – take it with me over the hump
    – take it with me to a Red Sox game, sit in the club seats, and NOT eat all the sausage and peppers, just the Subway sub
    – take it with me to Sidestreet and introduce it to my bestfriends, Stoli Salad and Pizzabites…but still pay attention to it

    I LOVE SUBWAY……and Ali Fell.

  89. I’m not sure if this qualifies as “cool” but my name is Kristine, and yesterday at Starbucks the name on my latte was “KiKi”. I’m just really not sure how one hears “Kristine” and comes up with “KiKi”. Also I love Subway sandwiches.

  90. Hmm, something cool. My Dad eats subway every day for lunch. seriously. every day. its kind of awkward when we got in and they are like, Hey, the usual? weird.

    something else cool. I have 6 sisters – but i’m not sure if thats cool or just really strange. it makes for some fun times.

    i haven’t run yet today, but I have 5 miles on the schedule.

  91. Hey Ali my something cool is that I read for two reasons. To get inspired to run and to get info about crohns which affects my boyfriend. Also there’s a subway directly across from my office so that’s cool!

  92. I got home late last night and my dinner ended up consisting of handfuls of choc chips straight from the bag. I think I could use some healthy sandwiches in my life ha!

  93. A cool tidbit- I worked at Subway for 2 years when I was in high school, and I would still eat it everyday if I could….so this giftcard would help that πŸ™‚

  94. It’s hard to think of something cool…or to narrow it down. I’m thinking about signing up for my first 10K, and will definitely wear my Sweat shirt!

  95. I’m going to run 8 miles tonight after work and I ran 4 last night followed by a 30min functional strength workout in my room. I feel like such a nerd sweating it out upstairs in my bedroom, but it works… I suppose. πŸ™‚ OH something cool! At work we’re giving out these little ornaments at store parties and I spent too much time sticking little red string through each ornament hole, then put them in a little green bag with a GU. Did I mention there were 2000 of them? I can absolutely feel your pain with the I <3 Sweat shirts!

  96. I love Subway!
    Something cool – I am doing the Empire State Run-Up this year! YAY! For some reason, running up 86 flights of stairs is appealing to me.

  97. If I win I will order foot-long veggie delights from the Subway near my office! And that will help balance out the many, many holiday desserts & goodies that I have eaten, right?

  98. hmm something cool huh? yesterday i got dark chocolate mint espresso beans at trader joe’s, so now i’m running on not only 2 cups of coffee per morning- but also espresso beans!! at least the mint *might* cancel coffee breath? no?

  99. Something super cool! – I have been fearing/having anxiety over running outside through the winter, even though I love running so much. I’m a pretty big wimp when it comes to the cold. I read the article you wrote on how to dress appropriately for winter weather and I ordered some leg warmers! (the black & grey ones you had a link to). Anyway, I was still nervous about running in the cold, but my new leg warmers inspired me to get out there on Tuesday morning and I had a great (very warm) run! Thanks so much!


  100. I didn’t run but I did spin class this morning at the gym for 1 hour!! Does it help that I ran 5 miles in the cold drizzly rain last night?

    I like Subway turkey sandwiches! πŸ™‚ With cheddar!

  101. Something cool: There is a new episode of Criminal Minds tonight. Now, I love Apolo too… but I’d MUCH prefer to run into Agent Morgan at a Subway. Or anywhere. In fact, I would risk abduction if he was real, and could save my life. *swoon*.

  102. Coolest thing this year for me: taking β€œsummiting Mt. Kilimanjaro” off my bucket list. Hardest thing EVER. Before that running my first marathon this year was. Losing toe nails has nothing on Kili. Coolest thing this week: Knowing that my I <3 Sweat shirt is coming soon! Thanks so much Ali!!! You are the bestest!

  103. My favorite subway sandwich issssss whole wheat, turkey, not toasted, no cheese with chipotle sauce, lettuce, tomato, olives, cucumbers and salt & pepper. When I’m feeling like a baller I’ll even splurge by adding avocado πŸ˜‰

  104. Something cool—I’m running my first marathon in 3 weeks and was starting to have anxiety that I wouldn’t be able to get a long run in this weekend since I’m visting my BFF who lives in NYC. HOWEVER with all your posts raving about Central Park you inspired me to head to dailymile and map out a central park route!! My friend lives 2miles from the park so now I’m psyched that I get to have a fun adventure run this weekend!

  105. Something cool, how about 500 miles for the year of 2011 so far!!! What better way for me to end my evening runs with some Subway!!! Oh yea, I’m ordering me one of those super cool I <3 shirts too!!!

  106. Over Thanksgiving I ran my first sub 8 miles since high school! Its making me exciting to run the Go! St. Louis Half in April. I always thought I was a slow runner, but now I find that I can push myself and I don’t have to be a slow poke! Reading blog is what inspired to try those faster miles πŸ™‚

  107. Hi Ali! For my input you get an embarassing confession . I secretly wish (on a daily basis!) that I was cool enough to be a blogger, have Blogger buddies, and do bloggity things. Instead I live vicariously through Twitter πŸ˜›

  108. I swear I’m not a clutz. But last week while running I literally took the most epic of all spills and came mere centimeters away from a total face plant. After a week of recovering from the ankle twist that happened upon landing, I finally got to start running again today. Five minutes in, unseen pothole, total face plant. I could use a good sandwich right about now. But if that fails, I hope the imagine of my clumsiness at least gave you a good laugh on your sure-to-be tire-filled day. Happy hump day.

  109. Something cool? That’s quite as bit of pressure! Something not that cool is my love for subway roasted chicken sandwiches!

  110. I am a very very picky eater so I used to always get the kids turkey round sandwich with pickles only when I was younger. And I’d take the pickles off and eat them separately. I’ve ventured out a little but so now I love getting a six inch with turkey AND salami topped with pickles (still eaten separately) and cucumbers. And a chocolate chip cookie…always! Oh, and absolutely NO condiments. Those things are scary.
    I don’t know if that qualifies as something cool. I probably sounded really UNcool, actually.

  111. Every time I sign up for a marathon I fracture something. Last year I fractured my ankle when I was on travel for work and training in Alabama. This year I signed up, I was in a bad car accident and fractured two ribs and my spine. Third times a charm? So yea, not so much cool, but cursed. When I finally get the chance to run one it’s going to be that much more special!

  112. I’ve been reading your blog since Julyish, and it’s my favorite blog. I just started commenting last week, but don’t hold that against me. I promise to be a more faithful commenter in the future.

  113. Something cool: i am eating a toasted onion bagel with scallion cream cheese as i type this. go breakfast #2!

    Something UNcool: my work holiday party is tonight, which we HAD TO PAY FIFTY BUCKS FOR. what?!

    Something to look forward to: my incoming long-sleeved blue sweat shirt!

    Something to NOT look forward to: shopping for everyone in my family for Christmas while moving apartments from downtown to midtown.

    Something I’m excited about: new apartment! cleaning! organizing! furniture shopping!

    Something I’m NOT excited about: new apartment! cleaning! organizing! furniture shopping!


  114. Yum Subway! Hmmmm something cool….I’m a graduate student in Rochester, NY in my last year of earning my PhD in Biochemistry! Oh wait, that’s nerdy, not cool. I tried πŸ™‚

  115. Something uncool is that I missed out on the shirts AGAIN because I was slow to decide to pull the trigger. Just slap a big L on my forehead for that one.

    Something cool is that I set a new PR for myself this past Sunday in the 5K! Yay!

  116. Coolest thing I have going on right now…. hmm……….I just registered for my first Ultra Marathon. 2012 is going to be a good year :).

  117. I guess there is no shipping to Austria. So no chance for me.
    But I have to tell you something cool: Thanks to your post yesterday which totally kicked my ass I was running OUTSIDE πŸ™‚
    Thanks for that! And please considerate shipping your shirt to Austria too πŸ™‚

  118. I want to win! Hi Ali, I am all the way from Selma, Alabama and I read your blog everyday. I have been running for about 6 months now (so I am new at this running thing). I am currently up to 5 miles and can’t wait until I am as good of a runner as you are (I am not saying that because I just want to win). I am looking forward to my first half-marathon which I plan to do in Atlanta in March. I normally don’t post on blogs, becuase I think who really want to read something that have to say, people barely want to listen to me face to face, but I truly want to win this gift card….. Thanks!!

  119. Something subway related: I had a dream about eating subway last night. (exciting dream night)

    Something sweat related: I am wearing my I <3 sweat shirt to lunchtime spin today.

    Something totally unrelated: I wonder how soft apollos hair is. Did you touch it?

  120. I love Subway! Something cool is that on Sunday I’m running my first race since herniating 2 discs in October, it’s a Yule-themed 5k in Cambridge, MA and I’m pretty psyched πŸ™‚ Luckily my 5k PR is from my very first race, so I’m hoping for a new one even with the injury!

  121. I cannot say something cool because I am not cool, but I can say something dorky because I am a dork. I just figured out today that this year I have run 590 miles (started running in may) and I have read 84 books. It seems like I wouldn’t have time for anything else…

  122. I ran 3 miles this morning before a strength workout, and now have a new found appreciation for people who leave their Christmas lights on ALL NIGHT. Thank you, energy hogs, for providing me with morning run entertainment!

  123. Fun Fact: I used to eat Subway every day for like two straight months last year.
    Another Fun Fact: I’m going wedding dress shopping today at J.Crew’s bridal shop.
    Last Fun Fact: Gimme Subway card.

  124. Something cool: after YEARS of inactivity, I am 9 miles away from hitting 450 miles (walking, biking, elliptical) for the year. I probably didn’t do 20 miles in 2010.

    As for Subway, love their turkey and ham subs.

  125. yum yum yum.

    Something cool=my husband is coming back from Russia on SUNDAY! He’s been there since September 4 for dissertation research. (Let’s ignore the fact he’ll be returning there on the 27th).

  126. It is freezing in my office! Which is actually not cool at all…but it’s the first thought that popped into my head!

    I’m also hungry and could really use a footling! (that’s what she said…I couldn’t help myself. I’m sorry.)

  127. I also race and fundraise (for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society) and after starting 2 weeks ago I’m already at $500. Pretty cool! Great idea to sell T-shirts.

    On that note, I eat Subway like it’s my job so winning a gift card would be awesome!

  128. Something cool… how about I met you in Vegas. And introduced you to my mom. Oh, and I’m pretty sure I left my brain there since the past two weeks have been a whirl-wind of Kerri mistakes…. oh well. TOTALLY worth it! πŸ™‚

  129. I don’t want to win the gift card, but I have another great idea: Since you don’t ship your awesome sweat-shirts anywhere outside the US, how about a giveaway for a plane ticket, so I can come and pick up a shirt by myself. Kidding. πŸ˜‰

  130. I’m super excited to get my sweat shirt…especially since reading your blog inspired me to start my own. Also, I love going to Subway after a long run to buy a $5 footlong pretending I’m going to eat half Saturday and half Sunday (mostly so the workers don’t judge me)…but then I end up eating the whole thing in one sitting anyway. And finish it off with froyo. πŸ™‚

  131. Will I enjoy the subway in NY when I am there for The Empire State Building Run Up like I will enjoy the Subway gift card?
    first Vertical Race!!

  132. Ali! I am always first when I comment! (That is not my cool tidbit.) I am going to give you three:
    1- I have freaky double-jointed arms. They frighten people.
    2- I cannot do a cartwheel.
    3- I have never been stung by a bee.

    Hit me with the giftcard! And also your best shot!

  133. Last night I went to a Florida Panthers game (LOVE HOCKEY) and a friend surprised me with $5,000 check to Leukemia and Lymphoma society. I’m running for them in January in memory of my mom who passed away 6 years ago of Cancer at 48.

    It was amazing. I keep looking at the check. ( I can send a picture if you want verification).


  134. Yum, I love Subway. And I LOVE the new I Heart Sweat shirts! I can’t WAIT for mine for me and Jess! And that it was addressed by you? Way cool. Oh and guess what! I LIKE intervals! Ran them again today, 5 miles worth and felt awesome. I usually HATE intervals, but I loved them two weeks in a row. WHO AM I?! πŸ˜‰ Channeling you, my inner speed demon, perhaps.

  135. I ran 5 recovery miles this morning at around a 9 which means my speedwork was not fast enough yesterday. Sorry Coach Cane!

  136. I want to win! I want to win! If I remember correctly, Mario Lopez was at that lunch as well, right? Of course, I could totally be making that up…

    Something cool..Hmm, today I am taking a 1/2 day at work to go see War Horse at Lincoln Center. I predict it will be more fun than excel budget reports.

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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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