Keeping Running Fun (There’s A Giveaway!)

Running. What a roller coaster. (I always want roller coaster to be one word.) (I also always want to ride roller coasters when I should be doing work.) (I also also sometimes worry that roller coasters are not safe at all, and think that people should definitely not ride them.) (And amusement parks are too […]

My New York City Marathon Playlist

Hey storm troopers! In true “the week before the New York  City Marathon” fashion (remember the freak Halloween Snowtober thing last year?), there’s a heck of a storm blazing through the area. Hurricane Sandy is here, and she’s crazy! But while the sideways rain and “don’t go up to your roof to watch or I’ll […]

Please Let Me Make Your Day (That Means A Giveaway!)

A rhyming title! I’ve been in weird, hazy funk this week. I don’t know if it’s the lack of running miles, the lack of sweating in general or the fact that instead of gunning for 8 hours of sleep a night, I’m cutting back on my shut-eye in favor of extra hours at the office. […]

Do You Want Free Sneakers? (Translation: A Giveaway!)

Today is going to be awesome. Hello, from Optimistic Ali! She’s back! I’ve got Remicade cruising through my body and I’m wholeheartedly convinced I’m firmly on the road to recovery. I kicked off my day today with a 6:15 SoulCycle class and the pool of sweat I left underneath my bike at the end was […]

Thankful Things Thursday: Today I Ran & Picked A Giveaway Winner

Guess how many friends I made on the subway this morning? Zero. Exactly zero. I was the girl with the suitcase. It wasn’t even a crowded train, but people still loathed the presence of my little brown bag on wheels. I did, however, get to sit down next to a lady who was reading that […]

Thankful Things Thursday: Today I Ran & Picked A Giveaway Winner

Guess how many friends I made on the subway this morning? Zero. Exactly zero. I was the girl with the suitcase. It wasn’t even a crowded train, but people still loathed the presence of my little brown bag on wheels. I did, however, get to sit down next to a lady who was reading that […]

Running Is My Drug & I Am Super High

Don’t do drugs. You don’t need them. Just run, and then you’ll be all high and stuff. I flew through this weekend in a slight funk, alternating between wicked fun times (spinning! packing! Home Depot!)… …and dramatic, whiny lows (um, not running — at all). So when I went to bed last night, expecting a […]

Making A Bad Day A Good Day (Plus A Very Sweaty Giveaway!)

I woke up this morning with the sun, and by “the sun” I mean “my stomach went ape shit at 5 AM, long before the sun rose, and so I got up.” Good morning and Happy Friday! Or should that say “happy morning and Good Friday?” Also Passover. So today started the same way yesterday […]

Subway Gift Card Giveaway

Last night I was up until an hour that is very late. I’d love to tell you I was raging with celebrities and drinking champagne and being cool or something. But really, I was in sweaty post-gym clothes (thanks for a great spin, Matt, as always), folding shirts, sticking labels on envelopes (no self-addressing this […]

Bloggers Are Better In Real Life

Fact: Being real-life friends with fellow bloggers makes my world better. Why’s that, you ask? Well, many of my blogger friends are food bloggers. That means they like to cook and sometimes it means they like to cook for me. Since the most impressive thing I make is pasta (from the box) with sauce (unheated, […]