What I’ve Been Up To Lately

Hi! I’ve missed you. Life lately has been busy. And hot. And now rainy. And mostly good. In lieu of an organized, beautifully coherent post, here instead is a mass roundup of “My Life Lately.” Consider it a highlight reel. I “starred” (ha) in a Mets commercial. Two Mets commercials, actually! I played the part […]

Adjustments

I’ve been wanting to write for a while. A big reason I haven’t been posting — so much for that “groove” I thought I’d hit — is that I simply don’t have time. A bigger reason for the absence is that I feel like I’m in a state of adjustment right now. A state of […]

Bridgehampton Half Marathon Recap

Two races in two weeks! Dare I say this just might be becoming a running blog once again? As you may recall (because I refuse to stop reminding people), my first-ever marathon was the Hamptons Marathon. I had the best experience that day in 2011 and have felt a fondness for the Hamptons since then. […]

It’s Christmas Time In Contoocook

It’s been a while! The excuse-truth for being anti-blogging: I’m Crohnsing pretty hard. I know I know I know I know. It’s the never-ending shitstorm, and that’s not even supposed to be a pun. Though the puns are practically unavoidable at this point. So it’s OK. In spite of the yearlong health drama I’m in […]

A Letter To My Lexa

Dear Bike, We had a rough go together on Sunday, huh? And yesterday I lashed out on you a bit. I found my harshest words, my cruelest thoughts, and I swore never to spend time with you again. I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have jumped to such a drastic conclusion regarding my cycling career and our […]

Lucky

This weekend had all the makings of being fantastic. Sunday was Brian’s birthday, so I made all kinds of plans. First, I cooked dinner. This was all the way back on Friday. I made chicken and baked potatoes and spinach (November dish complete!) and whipped up a little chocolate chip cheesecake for dessert. NBD. Then, […]

Beat Up

I’m hurting today in just about every way possible. This weekend was not the “I feel so much better and I’m back up and running!” weekend I’d had in mind on Friday. Instead, I spent Saturday and Sunday taking a pretty major ass-kicking…over and over and over. For some reason I’m smiling today. I guess […]

Take My Sweat (It’s A Giveaway & It’s Not Gross)

Do you know what I want so badly right now? I want to use my damn mango soap. Back in June, I was interviewed by Women’s Running magazine (no, I don’t know why they wanted to talk to me, either — probably because 8:30 miles are the new “elite” status), and the nice ego-boosting people […]

Thankful Things Thursday: It Gets Better

That’s what I keep telling myself. When things suck, it’s because they’re eventually going to be awesome again. For a very long time, I had no complaints in life. These days, I have quite a few, most of which revolve around that nice “Crohn’s” word. But I am trying so, so hard — in between […]

The Dumb Things I Do

It’s an intriguing title, right? I bet you’re thinking to yourself, “What moronic things has Ali done today?” Don’t worry. There’s a whole list. After a weekend of working, I managed to plow through another work day yesterday with relative ease. I escaped the office right at 5 PM, just in time to make it […]