Time to Strike ONLY From Our Vocabulary

We need to get rid of the word "only" from our vocabulary. Things are not "only", they just are and the fact that we don't celebrate the hours and focus on the "only"...well that my friend is a big problem! I hear from so many runners (and I'm guilty of it myself) that they are... Continue Reading →

Confessions of a Control Freak

Hi, my name is Ali and I'm a control freak.  My urge for perfection and work ethic serve as both a driver and hindrance in my life.  As I mentioned in previous posts I have struggled with and eating disorder the majority of my life. Recovery for me is a verb, not a noun. I... Continue Reading →

Cellcom Marathon 2017 – Recap

10 years, 10 pounds, & a lot of living later...I returned to the scene of my very 1st marathon the Green Bay Cellcom. I was told long before I began my long distance adventures that I would never forget my 1st marathon.  The day will be forever burned into my brain.  Fast forward 10 years... Continue Reading →

Apple Creek 50k 2017 – Recap

I have looked forward to the Apple Creek 50K since I signed up many, many months ago...not because I've heard the course is beautiful (it is) or that the volunteers are awesome (they are), but because I was going to get to hang out with my good friend Allison! We met in person close to... Continue Reading →

Who are you trying to impress?

As the month of January came to a close and the Icebreaker Indoor Marathon Relay drew closer my stress level shot through the roof.  Like a crazed animal I tried on clothes to find the perfect combination and freaked out when nothing seemed to work.  Add to the mix was the efforts to dress like... Continue Reading →

Fall 50 2016 – Recap

Just sitting down to write this post brings back a flood of emotions.  I have dreamed about completing the Fall 50 for over 5 years, but honestly never thought I was capable of such a huge race.  In 2015 I ran the relay with an amazing group of friends one of which mentioned half way... Continue Reading →

Lakefront Marathon 2016 – Recap

The Lakefront Marathon holds a special place in my heart. This is an event that I eyed for a very long time before pulling the trigger in 2015 and finally registering for.  I will never forget my experience in 2015.  The day started out chilly and windy, but the energy of the runners warmed me... Continue Reading →

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