Don’t Get Food Poisoning

“Eat salad,” they said. “It’s healthy,” they said. Vegetables are good for you,” they said. “Taste the rainbow!” And so, even though I really wanted a cheesy omelet or an avocado BLT smothered in chipotle mayo, I decided, “You know what? I’ll have a salad, please.” Brian and I had just returned home from a lovely […]

What I’m Watching, Writing, Reading, Eating, Loving, & Listening To Lately

Happy Monday! First, here’s a picture of Ellie. She’s sad that I never got around to a Fridays With Ellie post last week. Now, here’s a bit of life lately… Feeling: Good! Healthy! I’m feeling pretty tired on account of these seemingly never-ending seasonal allergies (enough is enough), but other than that I’m excited for […]

No Excuses — Play Like A Champion

I woke up in a foul mood yesterday. You know when you have a plan for your day and then something immediately doesn’t go according to said plan, and it throws off your entire day and your plan and your life? God forbid, I know. This is not a dramatization. (Yes, it is.) Well that was me […]

Celebrating Two Years With November Project

Today marks my two-year November Project anniversary! It was two years ago that I showed up to my first November Project workout. It was “Bridge Day,” and I remember feeling on the brink of death for the duration of the workout, which involved running over the Randall’s Island Footbridge for 40 minutes. I felt so out of shape — […]

Ali Lately

Sometimes I like to blog about important things, wordy things, and emotional things. Other times, I just like to be more mindless about it all, vomiting my words all over the internet. Today is one of those latter times. Here’s a look at life lately. Running: Yeah, I’m doing what I can. No real changes here. […]

Talk Thirties To Me

People say life gets better in your thirties. I may only be one year into the age group, but I am all about this decade. The year I spent as a 30-year-old was the best year of my life. Yeah, there were the big things — getting married, going to Africa, adopting Ellie, moving out of […]

Adopt Don’t Shop

Today’s post is a little different than usual, if I have a usual. But I wanted to write about a topic I have become increasingly passionate about over the past few months.  I have made it no secret that adopting Ellie was the best thing Brian and I have ever done. The love I have for this little […]

MORE/SHAPE Women’s Half-Marathon Recap

I ran the Shape Women’s Half-Marathon as a member of the media, so I was given a complimentary bib. No one told me I had to say good stuff about the race — or even write about it, actually — but I loved it, so here we are. Things that don’t typically motivate me to race: […]

Scotland Run 10K Recap

I don’t remember why I signed up to run the New York Road Runners Scotland Run 10K this year. I can’t recall when I signed up, I just know it ended up on my calendar somehow. I’m guessing it was after receiving one of our November Project team emails, after which I undoubtedly experienced a fleeting moment of “Must Register […]

Jersey Girls!

It’s been a week since Brian, Ellie, and I moved to West New York, New Jersey, and I don’t remember a time all three of us have simultaneously been quite so smiley. I guess the wedding. And the honeymoon. And the day we brought Ellie home. And the time I found out Celine Dion was […]