Appreciating The Moments

I still look back on 2012 as a bad year. And that sucks, because I know the year wasn’t all bad. As I’ve reminded myself (and the world), 2012 may have been plagued (kind of literally) by illness and injury and other frustrating setbacks, but it was also the year that brought me the job […]

Kitchen Nightmares

Remember last week when I was like, “Hey everyone! I have run out of food ideas! Can you help me? K great, thanks!” And then you came out in droves and you helped me? And I promised to report back with a roundup of the “so awesome and helpful” suggestions everyone left? That was funny, […]

Things I Wish I Could Change About Myself

It’s such a dramatic post title, right? Or not. For the past few weeks, I’ve put myself through a pretty significant amount of self-inflicted Ali Bashing. I am — and have always been — exceptionally tough on myself. And lately, man, I am just not giving myself a break. Since leaving the hospital back around […]

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 […]

Thankful Things Thursday: Rainbowtown

You know those weeks where everything is sparkly and wonderful, and things fall into place and your whole life just feels so magical, like you’re riding around on a unicorn, with glitter on its horn, and you’re riding by rainbows and you’re eating a warm brownie and also maybe you’re a little drunk? Ah. Those […]

The Long-Awaited Effortless Run

You know how people talk about those really awesome, high-inducing runs? The ones where the “miles fly by” and “everything feels so OMG awesome the whole time?” The ones where their brain and legs are totally in sync with each other, and they’re able to tune out the world and just run? Yeah, who the […]

I Promise To Take Better Care Of My Body

Last weekend, my running buddy Megan wrote a blog post about how she was being all crazy and reckless and stuff. The gist? She ran 16 miles without much breakfast, spent plenty of time throughout the weekend drinking and didn’t get enough sleep. I remember reading her post and being like, “Dang, Megan, you’re crazy. […]

Thankful Things Thursday: My Stomach Won’t Bring Me Down

I had exceptionally high hopes for this glorious Thursday. It didn’t matter if the sun was shining or if my hard-earned vacation tan had already faded: This day was going to be great. But my stomach and I apparently need to get on the same page, because while I was ready to dance my way […]

Everything’s Better With Friends

If I take a nap under my desk today, do you think anyone will notice? Probably. But don’t you think it’ll start some cool trend? Maybe people wouldn’t look at me and be like, “OMG, Ali is asleep under her desk, we should obviously tell her boss because that is so not cool,” but instead […]

I Am Not Sick

Good morning! It’s a beautiful day in New York City — and it’s the first day of summer! I can think of no better way to start the day than with a Central Park run. But we’ll get back to that. First I will tell you that I made something good last night. It didn’t […]