Ali is on the RUN!

This day is flying by and it’s been productive, stressful, crazy and awesome! I’m breaking my “Do Not Blog at Work” rules for a quick update, because I needed to take a little breather. It felt so good to get into bed early last night. ABS and I were tucked in by 8:45 pm! We […]

Recovery Day

I’m so glad I came back to NYC last night instead of this morning. It was nice to wake up in my own bed, ready to tackle the day. Tackle the day = do nothing. Well, that’s not totally true. I did make it out the door for a quick 3-mile run along the East […]

I Survived Thanksgiving 2010

Whew. What a whirlwind. It’s 9:30 pm and I am safely back in my NYC apartment. I survived Thanksgiving 2010. I’m definitely exhausted from the past few days spent in Lansdale, PA, with my extended family. At any given time there were at least 16 people roaming the house, in search of leftovers, a quiet […]

The Day After

I am still in a food coma. I’ll make this post quick, since the house is still packed with 16+ people. It’s busy, it’s noisy and there’s a lot of food going around. Thanksgiving yesterday was everything it should be. The Gobble Wobble 5K was so much fun and I was psyched about running it […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wow, there is so much to be thankful for this year. I want to keep this post brief since today is about spending maximum time with the family—not about blogging. But a few notes… Everything worked out fine yesterday! My amazing costume for the Turkey Trot didn’t end up arriving as I had hoped, but […]

Holiday Stress Has Arrived

Oh boy. The plan was to write a “Thanksgiving is here and I’m happy and hungry!” post. But that one will have to wait until the mood strikes, because right now the mood is more along the lines of “Pulling my hair out and hoping miracles happen.” I’m still trying to figure out exactly how […]

A Few Thankful Thoughts

This blog has to be a quickie because I’m in the midst of a jam-packed evening. I still have to shower, clean and pack before dutifully settling in for the 2-hour (oy) season finale of “Dancing with the Stars.” Full disclaimer: I’m not a fan of the show. I’m watching it and blogging it for […]

Thanksgiving Shouldn’t Just Be One Day

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I love that it brings people together through a common thought: What are we all thankful for this year? But it makes me sad that Thanksgiving is acknowledged for just one day each year—then the attention quickly turns to Black Friday sales, shopping stress and the hustle and […]

My Current Music Must-Haves

Lately, it’s gotten harder and harder to get up with my dreaded 5:30 am alarm. But I recently downloaded a handful of songs that I am loving, and that’s making my morning runs much more fun. Here’s what I’ve got on my playlist right now: Time Warp — Glee Cast Hey Baby (Drop It To […]

A Bad Run

Since I became a runner (It still feels weird calling myself a runner, and I obviously love it), I’ve had countless great runs. Many of those great runs have stuck in my mind—the first time my old roommate took me running in Central Park and then we laid on the stairs of the Metropolitan Museum […]