So here’s something I have been wanting to write for a very long time: I am happy. Not just “I had a good day today!” happy, but more like, “I’ve had a lot of really good days in a row, and last weekend I was literally too excited to sleep and this past weekend my […]


Three years ago, I found myself in a pretty bad place. I was in a relationship that had deteriorated—though I refused to acknowledge the reality of the situation for too long. So I was blindsided when my boyfriend at the time (and, uh, roommate at the time…I had moved into his apartment just three months […]

One Year Ago

On a Friday morning exactly one year ago, I woke up with tiny little butterflies in my stomach. Not real ones, because that would be weird. But I had that nervous-anxious-excited energy going on. I remember going for a 3-mile run along the East River, and I remember seeing a particularly fantastic sunrise. I returned […]

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 […]

I Heart Sweat Shirts For Sale!

Guess what’s in these boxes?! When I was raising money for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation through the Run For The Rabbit campaign, I knew that if I wanted to be the competition’s top fundraiser, I’d either need some super rich friends and contacts, or just one really good idea. While my friends and family […]

Why I Run

First: Today is 11/1/11. I love that. I’m really excited to make a wish at 11:11 am. Also, Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit! Say it and you’ve got good luck for the entire month. No, I’m not superstitious, but thank you for asking. Now let’s talk about running. I remember going in for my Run For The […]

A Super Fun Time With My Doctor

[Insert sarcasm here.] I went to my doctor yesterday. You remember the guy: poor bedside manner, condescending, doesn’t think “people with Crohn’s disease should be runners.” He’s so great. So great, in fact, that I took a little visit to see him yesterday. Here’s how the visit went… Doctor: Hey there. How ya doin? Ali: […]

Not My Best Run

Imagine this: It’s a perfect fall evening. You work all day then at 6:45 pm you lace up your Brooks Adrenalines and head for Central Park, where you join your running coach and one of his badass, race-winning triathletes for a jaunt. The air is crisp, your legs finally feel loose again after your marathon, […]

Meet My Handsome Friend

I’ve been talking about my “Handsome Friend” on the blog for a while now. Since May, in fact. (Also sometimes referred to as “My Nice Friend” or “My Friend Who Is A Boy” or, finally, “My Boyfriend.”) I finally showed him to the public in my Hamptons Marathon recap post. (The post showed up on […]

I Am A Marathoner: The Official Hamptons Marathon Recap

Wow. This weekend has been insane. I hope you’re in the mood for a lengthy post because that’s what you’re about to get. In case you’re quite busy, let me summarize my weekend for you: I ran my first marathon. I had the best cheering section in the world. I came in second place in […]