Ali on the Run Show Episode 34: Global Running Day & Why I Run

The Ali on the Run Show

Episode 34

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Global Running Day is Wednesday, June 7! So on this episode, I’m talking about why I run, what I love about the running community, and why I sometimes miss being a new runner. I also share a bit more about my history with exercise addiction, and how I stopped being obsessed with running and instead started seeing it as something to do because I love my body, not because I hate it. Celebrate Global Running Day on June 7 by getting out for a run, whether it’s one mile alone or 10 miles with friends, and then let me know how it goes!

Stuff I Mention on this Episode:

Global Running Day

The Day I Finally Felt Like a Runner

An Ode to New Runners

Why I Run Naked

Rock n Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon

2011 Rock n Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon recap

Don’t Fear the Running Buddy

National Running Day 2011

My experience with InsideTracker

Running in Hawaii

November Project

Candice Huffine on Episode 11 of the Ali on the Run Show

NYRR New York Mini 10K

My 2011 Mini 10K recap

My 2016 Mini 10K recap

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3 Responses

  1. Hey Ali – I call myself a ‘runner’ but for the last 3-4 weeks I’ve been struggling for the first time ever .. . It’s been hard to get out there in the early, cold, dark mornings (yip, I live in NZ and it’s winter in this little corner of the South Pacific). Thank you for your honest portrayal of Running – some mornings are brilliant, easy and wonderful and some mornings are a struggle – but every morning that I do actually get out there I am reminded what a privilege it actually is.
    I listened to your Dan Nevins podcast this morning (and was enthralled) and your Global Running podcast tonight.
    Just wanted to say Thank you for your honesty, enthusiasm and commitment – from a runner that listens, reads and enjoys but rarely comments.

    Best wishes for your current health challenges too – hope you are back to being where you want to be soon.

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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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