February 11

I love February 11. A nothing-special day on the calendar to most people, I’m sure. But for me, February 11 is a life-changing day. Nine years ago — February 11, 2011 — I was in a bad relationship. I didn’t yet realize how bad it was, but in the days that followed, including Valentine’s Day, […]

Fairfield Half Marathon Recap

All my life, I’ve never been big on spontaneity. I tend to enjoy well-laid plans and have a keen ability to follow through. Life according to plan is what thrills me. That’s changed quite a bit over the past two years, though, as I’ve learned that plans are overrated and, often times, are not entirely […]

Changes

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 […]

Thankful Things Thursday: I Refuse To Be Injured

Happy Thursday to you. I’ve been slacking on the blogging front a bit lately because sometimes life just gets in the way. Yesterday, for example, I decided it was more important to lay in a hotel bed for an extra hour rather than writing. Ali On The Do Not Care To Blog. But I’m back […]

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 […]

Thankful Things Thursday: Turks & Caicos Bound!

That’s right. At this time tomorrow, I’ll be on a plane headed to sunny (it had better be sunny there, or I will be so pissed), tropical Turks & Caicos. And with that, let’s kick off today’s edition of Thankful Things Thursday. I’m thankful for English Muffins Pizzas and spinach. Last night’s dinner was, again, […]

The Lessons I Learned In 2011

It’s safe to say I learned more in the past 12 months than I did during any year in middle school, high school or college. Sorry, Mom and Dad. Sure, in high school I learned about parabolas and I read some great American novels and stuff, and in college I learned the most efficient way […]

Q & A

You know what phrase kind of skeeves me out? “Burning questions.” I don’t know why. I just think it’s a little gross. I have a friend who shudders whenever she hears the phrase “reared its ugly head.” Brianne, I hope you’re not reading today. Sorry about that. First, because I blog about running and things, […]

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 […]