Thankful Things Thursday: Run Survival

So far I’m not too impressed with Thursday. I was beyond exhausted when I woke up, my stomach is giving me hell and it took three subway transfers to get to the office. I could let myself be cranky. That would be fun. I’d be punching people by 10 am. Orrrrrrr… I could give myself […]

I Don’t Know How To Relax On The Weekend

I am heartbroken that this weekend is almost over. It’s been a weekend I needed, though, filled with a tough race, some quality gym time, yummy food (Chinese for dinner, oh yes), a good amount of sleep and lots of Ali time. After yesterday’s double morning session involving the UAE Healthy Kidney 10K and a […]

Healthy Kidney 10K Recap

I ran a 10K in Central Park this morning. My stomach didn’t explode during the race. That’s good. I wore hot pink. That’s also good. I came out of the race with a new 10K PR. Definitely good, right? (Even though it was only my second 10K ever.) But I’m not quite sure I’d consider […]

Not A Morning Gymmer

If you’ve been an Ali On The Run reader for more than a day (and if you haven’t, hi and welcome!), you know that I start my days running. I run in the morning because I love being outside. I love the fresh air, I love the alone time and I love that I can […]

When Coach Says “Don’t Run”

It’s Monday…again. I swear, lately I blink and the weekend is over. Not cool. Not cool at all. If you’re catching up from the weekend, you didn’t miss much blogging on my end: On Friday, I celebrated my birthday! The day involved lots of sweets, lots of flowers and drinking in moderation lots of Pinot […]

Prioritizing

Last night I wrote about how I’m in a good place right now. That’s true, don’t get me wrong. I’m happy to be settled in my new apartment. I’m being productive every day at work, which is a good feeling. (And I even got to take an actual lunch break today, which I spent taking […]

Post-Long Run Survival

I came to a realization this weekend: The hardest part of marathon training isn’t going to be the long runs. It’ll be the long run recovery. I’m still so pumped that I ran 14.5 miles yesterday. Three years ago I couldn’t run more than a few blocks — nor did I want to. Now I […]

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 […]

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 […]

Someone Always Thinks You’re A Star

As you know by now, the past two months haven’t been easy. I’ve been through a breakup. The breakup resulted in a move. Stress levels have been high, to say the least. I’m starting to feel very overwhelmed. I have so much on my plate right now and feel like I’m spread too thin. As […]