Getting High

Everyone talks about that awesome, unbeatable runner’s high that you got from an especially long/fast/encouraging run. I rode my National Half Marathon high for weeks. People don’t really talk much about other kinds of fitness highs though. Note: I wish I had thought to write this post on 4/20. Silly me for not having the […]

I Want A Medal

It’s no secret that I love medals. I love getting them at the end of races, and I’m very disappointed that my next half marathon — the Brooklyn Half in May — doesn’t give medals to its finishers. (Though I suppose if I learned to be super fast and actually place in a race then […]

Mac & Cheese Is The Best Dinner

Today was another stressful one. My work To Do list is looking pretty good. My life To Do list is another story. Highlights of my post-work day included… Making time for strength training. I left work with enough time before the class I was taking started that I was able to do some of my […]

See You In 2012, NYC Marathon!

Hopefully I’ll see you sooner, if the 2011 lottery is kind to me. But, I finally did it! With a little extra motivation from ABS and Ashley, I just registered to become a New York Road Runners member, which means I can now participate in the 9+1 program (run 9 NYRR races and volunteer for […]

To Become a Road Runner…

Today has been mostly — OK, totally — awesome. Why, you ask? I’ll tell you. In list form, of course. Because that’s how I roll. I slept in! I didn’t get out of bed until 6:30 am (ahem, that’s a full hour beyond when I normally get up) because I didn’t have to run today. […]

Bummer

Sad face. So I wasn’t lucky enough to be one of the first 50 people to get into the 2011 NYC Marathon. There will be another lottery drawing in April, which of course feels decades away! Until then I’ll obviously keep running as I have been (7 miles this morning—love that it’s light out again!). […]

Rainy Monday Morning

I have to get out the door, but wanted to document now that it’s going to be a great day. Why, you ask? I slept great. I passed out so hard last night that I never even got under the covers. Instead of moving me, ABS got another blanket and covered us both up. Good […]

An Electric Morning in Central Park

NYC is buzzing. The energy is incredible as everyone is arriving in town for the NYC Marathon. People travel from all over the world to run this race and it warms my heart (cheesy, I know) that people can come together through something as simple as running. I can’t wait to be cheering on the […]

Ali’s Big Break

On my way home from the gym tonight—after an amazing spin session—I decided to stop at Ricky’s near my apartment to buy a new shade of nail polish. I hardly ever paint my nails. My toenails are always painted some shade of magenta—brighter in the summer, deeper in the winter—but my nails just chip all […]