Ali on the Run Show Episode 32: Crohn’s Disease Q&A

The Ali on the Run Show Episode 32 Listen on iTunes I SoundCloud I Overcast I Stitcher I Google Play   I’ve had Crohn’s disease for 25 years, and there have been lots of ups, downs, and in betweens during that time. So while I’m no doctor, expert, or attending on Grey’s Anatomy, I have figured […]

Ali on the Run Show Episode 26: My Running Story

The Ali on the Run Show Episode 26 Listen on iTunes I SoundCloud I Overcast I Stitcher I Google Play I never expected to be a runner — and I certainly never expected running to be something I actually enjoy. On this episode, I take a run back in time (too cheesy?) to share how […]

Thankful Things Thursday: On Having Crohn’s Disease

I mentioned the other day that this week is Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week. Now, if you’ve read this blog for longer than a day or two, you’re fully aware of Crohn’s disease. I like to think I’ve done my part to help spread awareness over the years, even if all the details along the […]

A Bonus Piece Of Thankful

A bonus piece of thankful? For the love of grammar, that is awful and makes no sense. But it’s Friday, and it’s my first official Summer Friday (my office closes at 1 PM on Fridays between July 4th and Labor Day), so I won’t let disastrous partial sentences bring me down! While I like to […]

Does A PR Last A Lifetime?

The first few years of racing are, in my opinion, the best. At least for me they were. When I ran my first race — the FITNESS Mind, Body & Spirit Games 4-mile race in Central Park in 2008 — I was clueless about running and had no idea what to expect from this thing […]

Onto The Next!

Yesterday’s Sadness Fest was fun, don’t you think? No! It wasn’t fun! It was silly. So I didn’t PR in Las Vegas like I had hoped. The great thing about that is that I’m over it now. Thank you all for your comments on my race recap. All of your stories about missed PRs and […]

PR Or No PR? Place Your Bets.

So I’m in Las Vegas. I have arrived. Actually, I arrived at 9:30 am Vegas time on Friday. I’ve done some stuff since getting here, but we’ll get to that in a minute. Right now I’m slowly entering Race Day Mode. I’m not feeling super confident about tomorrow’s half marathon. I’m just not. I’d really […]

Thankful Things Thursday: Getting Out Of Town

Today is Thursday! Tomorrow I fly away. I like dinosaurs. Because why not start your day with a haiku? As my poem stated, today is Thursday, and in The Land of Ali (not a real place), that means it’s Thankful Things Thursday. It’s also the first day of December, so say your “Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit” […]

The Reason I’m Running The Las Vegas Half

I leave for Las Vegas in four days. I’ve been excited about this trip for a long time. Not only will I be running the Las Vegas Half Marathon on Sunday evening (attempting to PR — have I mentioned that?), I’ll also be out there with my nice friend Brian — it’s his half marathon […]