the blog

remember running blogs?

I still love them! And I’m glad you found mine.


I Am a Marathoner: The Official Hamptons Marathon Recap

The Day I Met Celine Dion

Meet Ellie!

The Mental and Emotional Side of Crohn's Disease

about the blog

I started the Ali on the Run blog in October 2010. I’d transitioned from being a competitive dancer to a very recreational runner, and with two half marathons under my belt, I started having dreams of marathon finish lines. Could I really run 26.2 miles? I wasn’t sure, but I knew I wanted to try. So I started the Ali on the Run blog to write about my daily runs. Suddenly, I found myself getting really introspective on the run. I could turn a three-mile slow jog along the East River into an essay about what springtime means to me. Brevity has never really been my thing.

Over the past decade, the blog has evolved as my life has changed. I wrote about training for and running my first marathon. I’ve documented my life with Crohn’s disease. I wrote about getting my dream job as the editor in chief at Dance Spirit magazine, and, a few years later, I shared my decision to leave that job. I wrote about my pregnancy. I introduced my daughter, Annie, and shared her birth story. I documented my postpartum days.

This blog has always been a place for me to reflect on my own experiences and to attempt to make sense of it all — and, most importantly, to connect with people who also love running and everything that comes with it. It’s like my childhood journals, in adult form, and far less private! (And less scandalous. In 1996, I wrote no fewer than a dozen entries about my first kiss in the woods behind my middle school. Scandalous!)

I’m really happy you’re here.

the latest

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  • Baby
  • Crohn's disease
  • Ellie!
  • Happy Things
  • Honeymoon!
  • Pregnancy
  • Races
  • Running
  • Thankful Things Thursday
  • Travel
  • Wedding!
New England Half Marathon Races

2021 New England Half Marathon Recap

After more than a decade: a new half-marathon PR!
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Q&A Happy Things


Answering questions about my dream home, dream podcast guests, and dreams for the future.
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Ali on the Run Happy Things

Q&A — Personal & Puppy Stuff

Answering questions about personal stuff, dog-related stuff, and totally random stuff.
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Ali on the Run Show Live Happy Things

Q&A — Podcasting Stuff

Answering questions all about podcasting and the Ali on the Run Show.
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Millennium Mile Running

Q&A — Running Stuff

Answering follower-submitted questions about running.
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Ali & Annie Baby

Q&A — Annie & Mom Stuff

Answering Instagram follower questions about motherhood and parenting.
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about ali

I’m the creator of the Ali on the Run blog and the host of the Ali on the Run Show podcast. I’m also a freelance writer and editor, a race announcer, a runner and marathoner, a mom, and a huge fan of Peanut M&Ms, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (way better than the first one!), and reliving my glory days as a competition dancer in the early 2000s. I’m really happy you’re here.
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