Not My Best Run

Imagine this: It’s a perfect fall evening. You work all day then at 6:45 pm you lace up your Brooks Adrenalines and head for Central Park, where you join your running coach and one of his badass, race-winning triathletes for a jaunt. The air is crisp, your legs finally feel loose again after your marathon, […]

Relax-y Ali

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a perpetually stressed-out person. Weekdays are for waking up early, working out, going to work all day, and then cracking down on the To Do list all night. Weekends are for waking up just as early, running for hours and then gallivanting around the city running […]

Thankful Things Thursday: On Being Tired But Perky

I’m so sleepy. Turns out, averaging 5 hours of sleep a night will catch up with you. But who cares that I’m tired? I mean really. A former boss once shared an article with me called “No One Cares How Tired You Are.” So true. Everyone is tired all the time. Welcome to adulthood. With […]

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 […]

Thankful Things Thursday: Good Advice & Brussels Sprouts

Happy Thursday! I have a lot to be thankful for today, so let’s get right down to it! I’m thankful for my new, wonderfully fluffy, bright orange comforter. Have I not obsessed over this enough this week? I know, I have. But seriously, this blanket is magical and I can’t wait to complete the set […]

Running, Brunch & My Best Friend

Happy Sunday! A lot of people don’t like Sundays because they see it as the end of the weekend. But I don’t mind Sundays. I never do my long runs on Sundays, so my day is usually pretty wide open. Today’s agenda included a short recovery run, a blogger brunch and errand-running. Allow me to […]

Thankful Things Thursday: Pretty Snow Edition

I am so tired of talking about the weather. People, it’s New York City! Why are you so shocked that there’s snow in the dead of winter?! That being said, I’m not tired of taking pictures of the weather. The snow that came down over night left a beautiful pillow of whiteness across the city. […]

The Perfect Day Off

Today has been awesome. I hope if you had the day off from work/school/life, your day was fabulous as well. I started my day off with a 7+ mile run in frigid Central Park. I got to give my new Garmin a spin and though the run wasn’t easy, I am so glad I did […]

My First Garmin Run!

Happy MLK Day, everyone. Gotta love a three-day weekend. As I so excitedly announced last night, I was thrilled to return from L.A. to receive a wonderful present from ABS: a Garmin Forerunner 110. I couldn’t wait to test it out today. ABS and I slept until about 9 am — ’twas glorious — and […]

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 […]