Long Run DNF

DNF = Did Not Finish. There’s a first time for everything, right? Let’s go back in time to recap this week a bit… Tuesday: Wake up brutally early to run seven miles before flying to L.A. for work. Embark on a 6+ hour flight aboard the always-pleasant JetBlue, and touch down in sunny and chilly […]

My Brain Says Go, My Body Says No

I’m writing this post from the comfort of my own apartment, where I’ve set up shop for the day. (Needless to say there will be no office bathroom outfit photo today — I’m wearing pajamas right now.) My body is feeling pretty run down today. Between the recent stomach issues and a huge lack of […]

I Can Breathe Clearly Now

Yay! I woke up this morning and could breathe through my left nostril. Progress, people. Progress. Seriously though, I’m feeling much better, finally. After days of pumping my body with Dayquil, Claritin and Tylenol PM, in addition to spraying Afrin up my nose as often as allowed (honestly, sometimes I can’t handle how sexy I […]

Friday From Home

Hello, Friday. Thanks for showing up! I’m blogging from bed this morning. This will be a picture-less post because I have nothing pretty to show you today. I was so miserable at the office yesterday — turns out, constant coughing and nose blowing will irritate your coworkers (even the really nice ones). Everyone says, “Go […]

Sleep > Blogging

Yup. I’m about to take two Tylenol PM and spritz a little Afrin. I only used one spray so far today. I still get one more. I’m playing by the Afrin rules. I will get sleep tonight. I will wake up feeling better. I want to run tomorrow. And I have to go to the […]

Thankful Things Thursday: A Late Start

Due to the fact that I got pretty much no sleep last night, I’m running a little behind schedule this morning. My stuffy nose had me tossing, turning and struggling to breathe. Even Tylenol PM didn’t pull through for me last night. I let myself sleep until 7 am then started my day as usual, […]

Maybe I Just Needed Sleep

Last night I took two Tylenol PM tablets and spritzed my nose with a whole lotta Afrin nasal spray. Then I gave myself the morning off from working out. I swear, I woke up a new person today. Now I’m not going to jump to conclusions and say I’m cured, but I do feel so […]

Ali On The Mend

I was in bed by 10:30 last night. I took two Tylenol PM tablets and I was out. I didn’t get up until 6:45 this morning. I don’t remember the last time I got a full 8 hours of sleep. I wish I could say those quality hours did the trick, but unfortunately I woke […]

Finally Friday!

Is it just me, or did the weekend take forever to arrive this week? And I had Monday off! I shouldn’t complain—it’s been a good, productive week on all fronts. I got all kinds of things done at work, squeezed in some solid workouts (I am awesomely sore today from last night’s Tesuto class) and […]