Ali on the Run Show Episode 14: My 10 Favorite Races

The Ali on the Run Show Episode 14 My 10 Favorite Races Listen on iTunes I SoundCloud I Overcast I Stitcher I Google Play On this episode, I count down the top 10 races I’ve ever run, and I share a little bit about why I love each one so much. Check them out: Runner’s […]

One More Day I Get To Run

Tomorrow, I will run my fourth marathon. This marathon feels so different from the previous three. The first one — the Hamptons Marathon — was significant in every way. My training was perfect, I felt in the best shape of my life, and what they say is true: You never forget your first. That day […]

Learning From My Mistakes: My 2013 Running Plans

If 2012 was the year of “making all the mistakes,” then 2013 is the year in which I learn from all of them. With almost 1/12th of the year in the bag, I’m feeling really good about 2013. I know I’ve said that before, and I know I’m putting way too much stake in the […]

I Found That Loving Feeling

It was only for a moment, but it’s not yet a fleeting thing. Last night, I planned to run. Really. I was going to leave work, head home, suit up and head out. But then, I lost the little bit of enthusiasm I was holding onto after a long day at the office. So instead, […]

The Lessons I Learned In 2012

I think maybe I’ve mentioned once or twice that 2012 just never quite felt like my year. A running injury plagued the early months… …and from March through August I had that nagging Crohn’s flare-up that refused to quit. But it wasn’t just my life that seemed daunting at times. The world, in general, was […]

Thankful Things Thursday: Feel Good Friday Edition

A day late. My bad. Can we still get grateful though? Because I’m feeling it now more than ever. Ever, I tell you! And a Thankful Things Thursday by any other name — Feel Good Friday, perhaps? — is just as sweet. Or whatever that phrase is. You get it. Let’s do it. I’m thankful […]

From 4:13 To 3:51: My Manchester City Marathon Recap

I spent 11 months in 2011 working to gain automatic entry to the New York City Marathon. I ran the requisite nine races — seriously burning out in the process — and volunteered at that year’s NYCM Expo. Finally, after dropping too much money on entry fees and a New York Road Runners membership, I […]

When Nothing Goes According To Plan

One major lesson I’ve learned this year is that no matter how hard you try — no matter how many pretty little To-Do lists you make — life doesn’t always follow your plan. In fact, more often than not, live throws major curve balls your way. Sometimes those curve balls come in the form of […]