Thankful Things Thursday: Sleep, Sweat Shirts & Marathon Movies

Hi. Good morning. I have a lot to be thankful for today so let’s not waste any time. I’m thankful for sleep. One of my marathon taper goals was to get more sleep. Apparently I decided to get all of it last night. I went to bed at 9:30 pm and woke up this morning […]

I Actually Hate Talking About The Weather

Hey hey hey! It’s raining in NYC — and it’s supposed to rain all week. So get ready for lots of “Oh my gosh, can you believe it’s still raining?” conversations in the elevator. People love talking about the weather. But there’s plenty of other stuff to talk about today. In case you’re behind, allow […]

Thankful Things Thursday: Ali Runs With Friends

Happy Thursday! I’m not sure why, but I’m in an excellent mood today. Perfect, considering it’s Thursday, which means is the day of the fake Ali On The Run holiday, “Thankful Things Thursday.” Onward with the positivity! I’m thankful for many things today, including but certainly not limited to the following… I’m thankful for wine. […]

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 […]

Bundled

It’s a cold one today. Really sunny. But freezing. I woke up at 5:30 with the intention to run. I checked the weather on my phone before getting out of bed: 16 degrees it said. “It’s cold out,” I said to ABS. “So don’t run,” he said. Sometimes he doesn’t understand me at all. I […]

Ali For The Win

This morning I resolved not to let this competitive, hardcore, relentless city get the best of me. By 9 am, I had been sleeted on, I had dealt with transportation issues and I wasn’t early to work like I had hoped. Still, I said, “Hey NYC. I will beat you.” And I did. Ohhhh I […]

It’s A Pink Skirt Kind Of Day

Yesterday in New York City, everything just felt so blah. The morning weather prevented me from accomplishing my planned outdoor run. Then I totally bought into the gloominess of the day by wearing jeans and a sweater to work. Booo-ring. And unflattering. But today is a new day! And though the weather outside is still, […]

I Run Faster When I’m Cold

I am so looking forward to Daylight Savings Time this weekend! Getting out of bed wasn’t easy this morning. My alarm went off at 4:30 am again — Darn it, Steve Jobs, help fix my iPhone! An hour later, when it was actually time to get up, I did so very reluctantly. Bed = warm […]