A Day in the Life of a Freelance Writer & Podcast Host

Since I started working from home and freelancing a few years ago, I’ve been very interested in how people spend their days. I know that for me, the idea of having a flexible schedule is nice, but I still feel like I should be at my computer during what most people consider to be regular working hours. […]

11 Reasons I Loved February

This week has felt like a month, and this past month — the so-called shortest one — felt like a year. But it’s officially March, which signals spring! And I’ve got a little pep in my step today, so I wanted to pop in to look back at the past 28 days. Because even though, for […]

Things I Think About A Lot

Things I Think About A Lot

Hello hello hello! It’s been a while since I’ve popped in here with an actual post and life update. I miss doing these! (Quick, someone add a few hours to the day and I’ll start blogging daily again!) I have nothing profound to share today. Nothing groundbreaking. Nothing revelatory or revolutionary. (That’s all coming, though!) […]

Life in 2018

I’m really excited about 2018. I have a few New Year’s Resolutions. Nothing groundbreaking, just checklist-y things I want to (I will) accomplish this year. And since I believe everything good comes from putting your big dreams out there, here are mine: 1. I will put myself first. This is something I realized I need to […]

2017

A few weeks ago, I decided it was time to start gathering my favorite photos from the past 12 months to build my annual “Best of the Year” Facebook album. OK, so I’ve only done this “tradition” once, in 2016, but my intention was the same: When I was sick and sad for the last […]

Making It Count

At the end of 2016, I was very sick. In an effort to cheer myself up and not be too down on the fact that the past few months of the year hadn’t shaped up the way I would’ve wanted them to, I decided to go through all my photos from the past year (and, […]

Reflections On 7 Years Of Blogging

Every year I say I’m going to remember my blog’s birthday so I can do some reflecting. And every year, the calendar reaches mid-October and I realize that, yet again, I forgot. I launched Ali on the Run on October 2, 2010. I was 25 years old, working at my dream job in New York […]

#YOLOCELINE2017

Last weekend, I officially checked another item off my 2017 To-Do list. (Completed tasks as of June 2017 include “launch a podcast,” “go dairy-free for 30 days,” and “get healthy.” That still leaves “PR in the 5K,” “run on the Long Path,” “do a 100-mile bike ride,” “see La La Land,” and “get healthy — again” on the […]

Happy Celine Dion Week!!!

“I’m going to start a podcast! But I’ll still have time and energy and the desire to keep blogging!” Oh, Ali. I’m trying, though! Part of me feels like I should have all this podcasting stuff figured out already, because I like to be good at things right away. But then I remember I’ve only […]

32

I turn 32 tomorrow. I don’t feel any certain way about 32. I’m into it! It doesn’t feel “OMG old” to me. It feels good. I feel more comfortable and secure on the cusp of 32 than I ever have in my adult life. The past year has been a major growth year for me. […]