Thankful Things Thursday: On Staying Positive

Hello there. It kind of feels like this entire week has been Thankful Things Thursday-ish. Every day I’ve felt compelled to push aside the negative, annoying things — remember, the Crohn’s/colitis/dysentery plague I’m fighting off — and focus solely on the great things in life. And yes, there are more great things than frustrating things. […]

Ali On Wheels

Yesterday I went roller skating. Today I am somehow alive to tell about it. But let’s backtrack, because before I went roller skating, I stuffed my face with cupcakes. You see, I didn’t have to work yesterday due to the aftermath of Lady Irene, the Hurricane Ho. While she didn’t cause much tragedy in NYC, […]

The Run Before The Storm

I really thought today’s run was going to suck. That’s a good attitude to have, right? Coach Cane had me running 14 miles: the first 10 slower than my marathon goal pace (semi-success!) and the final four faster than my MGP (full success!). Fun fact: I ended up running 16 miles (my bad) and kind […]

I’m Marathon Obsessed

When August 1 hit, everyone was all, “OMG, it’s already August, I can’t believe it, summer is over, I’m crying sad tears, boo end of summer, wah wah wah.” I do not feel that way. I’m a little surprised that August seemed to arrive so quickly, but I’m fine with it. This summer has been […]

I Love Food

I have no complaints today. Actually, that’s not true. I have one. I was woken up this morning not by an alarm, not by the sun, and not even by a rumbling stomach. I woke up because my toe hurt. Stupid, I know. There seems to be something growing on my 2nd to littlest toe […]

Thankful Things Thursday: On Being Tired But Perky

I’m so sleepy. Turns out, averaging 5 hours of sleep a night will catch up with you. But who cares that I’m tired? I mean really. A former boss once shared an article with me called “No One Cares How Tired You Are.” So true. Everyone is tired all the time. Welcome to adulthood. With […]

Fear

The other day, Dori sent me this link about some creepy things happening on the Upper East Side. Awesome! There’s a serial groper roaming my ‘hood? Ew. I didn’t think much of it at the time, other than thinking, “That’s gross. Who does that? Who wakes up in the morning and says ‘I’m going to […]

I Sweat A Lot This Weekend & Ate A Lot Of Ice Cream

I ran a lot yesterday. And I love you all for your incredibly kind responses to my new personal distance record. You make me feel super good. I thought I would crash pretty hard after banging out 15+ miles, but I felt surprisingly good after taking a long shower and inhaling a tub of hummus. […]

Thankful Things Thursday: Comeback Time

Confession: For the past month, I’ve dreaded Thursdays. With that whole lame Crohn’s Disease thing coming at me full force, I found it difficult to push past how my body was feeling in an effort to think happy thoughts. But guess what? I’m back! So game on, friends. Time to be thankful, because it’s a […]

Thankful Things Thursday: Yoga, Run, Braid

Happy Thursday! I said it yesterday and I’ll say it again: This week has been a super speedy one. I can hardly even remember what happened on Monday. So let’s keep moving right along and get down to it: Today is Thursday, and on Thursdays I like to take some time to think about the […]