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 […]

On Running, Racing, Recovery & Rewards

It’s been 48 hours since the Fairfield Half Marathon and my body is very slowly coming back to life. Very slowly. I felt really dehydrated all day yesterday so I was chugging water at my desk. That meant I was constantly having to get up to pee. The walk to the office bathroom has never […]

Ali At The Doctor

Wednesday! When the heck did it become Wednesday? This week is flying. I have a good feeling about today — anybody else? Despite the fact that I hardly slept last night (I cannot for the life of me figure out how to be in bed before 11 pm), plus the fact that I woke up […]

I Am Not Sick

Good morning! It’s a beautiful day in New York City — and it’s the first day of summer! I can think of no better way to start the day than with a Central Park run. But we’ll get back to that. First I will tell you that I made something good last night. It didn’t […]

Frustration

I’ve spent all morning trying to write a post in my head. A positive post. A happy post. A post that will enlighten you and make you feel like today is going to be the greatest day in the world. And trust me, I hope that today is the greatest day in your world! But, […]

From The Home Office

It’s funny. Yesterday, after I wrote that whole “I skipped to work and life is rainbows” post, my day went from calm to crazy. Within minutes, I transformed from a nice, smiling girl into a stressed out monster. My day was busy and insane and not nearly as productive as I would have liked. Luckily, […]

Let’s Talk About Sweat & Stress

Before I get into the few things I have to say this morning, I need to start this post with an urgent question: Ladies and gentlemen, how the heck do you survive in the summer without being a sweaty mess? I’m not kidding. Answer me, because I need to know. The high in NYC today […]

Off To Fire Island!

I don’t think it’s possible for me to be in a better mood right now. I have to make this post quick because in an hour I’m meeting Lauren and we’re heading out to Fire Island for the weekend. I love Lauren no matter what, but the fact that her mom has a house in […]

Sweaty Saturday

I’m in love with this warm weather! Sure, it means I get that sexy upper-lip sweat by the time I get to the subway in the morning, and it requires me to wake up beyond early on the weekends to run before the heat hits, but it’s worth it. Sunshine = happiness. After work yesterday […]

The Day I Finally Felt Like A Runner

A few weeks ago, I was at a photo shoot for work. We were shooting our July cover girl, who is the super-successful daughter of two beyond-successful parents — both Broadway superstars and Tony Award-winners. I sat at the shoot being totally charmed by this effervescent young woman. She seemed to have everything going for […]