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No Time to Eat

by Meghann on December 8, 2010

It has been a busy morning! We’re launching a major release of one of our products this month and it has turned my office – and job – upside down. How many days until Christmas again?!?! πŸ˜‰

My tummy has been grumbling all morning, but I’ve barely had time to eat between writing memos and e-mails. Being kept from food does not a happy Meghann make!

I did squeeze in a VitaTop Muffin Top around 10:30.

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And had a very late – for me – lunch after 1:00.

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A big salad with all the fixins!

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And my last bread butt with Pumpkin Butter.

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Now, I must rush off to get even more work done before the MANDATORY office ice cream social at 3:00. I know – it’s a hard life. πŸ˜›

Ali’s First Half Marathon

Hi! I’m Ali from Ali on the Run: http://aliontherun.wordpress.com/

To summarize my story: I grew up as a dancer, not a runner! When I started running (because I was living in NYC and was too poor to afford a gym membership) I could only run six blocks before stopping. I grew up with Crohn’s Disease (still have it), so when I saw an ad in the NYC free paper for Team Challenge, which is similar to Team in Training but the money raised goes to research for Crohn’s & Colitis, I signed up.

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Suddenly running became a huge part of my life. I spent a few months training with the team and raising money (I raised $4,600 that season) and successfully completed the Napa to Sonoma Half Marathon in July 2009. The course was incredibly hilly and the temperature got up to 90 degrees that day. But I didn’t mind. I loved the rush I got.

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After that I was hooked. I ran another 1/2 with Team Challenge that following December, then ran the New York City 1/2 Marathon in March 2010. Now, because of all the inspiration I’ve received from reading so many blogs recently, I’m contemplating training for a full marathon next year. Exciting!

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1 Mimi December 8, 2010 at 2:07 pm

I love stories like Alli’s! (Way to go, girl!)
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2 Christin@purplebirdblog December 8, 2010 at 2:09 pm

Is it bad that the coolest thing about this article to me is seeing a Stronglite massage table in the last picture? That’s a great table! I love being a massage therapy student! πŸ™‚

3 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat December 8, 2010 at 2:19 pm

Great story, Alli! Congrats on your accomplishment. I say go for the full marathon! πŸ™‚
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4 Amanda December 8, 2010 at 2:23 pm

I love these stories! They make me so hopeful that I will be able to run that half in May πŸ™‚
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5 janae @hungryrunnergirl.com December 8, 2010 at 2:27 pm

That salad looks amazing! I love these stories…keep em coming and good luck with your busy day!
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6 Matt December 8, 2010 at 2:28 pm

Great story Ali!
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7 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) December 8, 2010 at 2:33 pm

God, that salad looks good! I go crazy if my lunch is delayed. I like having a schedule!
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8 Sana December 8, 2010 at 2:51 pm

Brrrrrrr too cold for ice cream here!!!!
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9 Melissa December 8, 2010 at 3:04 pm

Yay! I love Ali and Meghann. Two great bloggers in one post!
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10 Dori December 8, 2010 at 3:08 pm

I love Ali! I wish I knew her when I ran the NYC Half in March too. She should do a full πŸ™‚
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11 Brenna December 8, 2010 at 3:15 pm

What exactly is a “Vita Muffin Top”???
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12 Lisa (bakebikeblog) December 8, 2010 at 3:19 pm

an icecream social??? JEALOUS!!!
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13 Sara December 8, 2010 at 4:01 pm

Love Ali’s story! My first marathon was amazingggg πŸ™‚
xoxo
Sara
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14 Anna (twelve22) December 8, 2010 at 4:03 pm

I loved this story in particular, as I just ran the Las Vegas RnR half as part of Team Challenge! It’s such a great organization!
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15 Suely December 8, 2010 at 4:24 pm

LOL, we call the end of the bread the t*tty! Everyone wants those pieces!

16 Maura December 8, 2010 at 5:04 pm

Ali, stop contemplating, and just do it! πŸ™‚ It will change your life.

17 Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) December 8, 2010 at 5:46 pm

ooh I haven’t really heard of Team Challenge. Now I want to see if there’s one in my area.
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18 Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner) December 8, 2010 at 5:59 pm

Great story Alli! You’ve done amazingly! And you’ll totally rock the marathon, so don’t be afraid to go for it! πŸ˜€
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19 Erica December 8, 2010 at 6:13 pm

ugh! Hate days like that. Hope you had fun at the ice cream social. Sounds yummy, despite these FREEZING temps. I am having a doggy friendly giveaway today πŸ™‚
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20 Jessica@tastyandtrim December 8, 2010 at 7:58 pm

yay what a great story! congrats ali!!
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21 Kiran December 8, 2010 at 8:45 pm

I love Ali’s motivation and inspiring life journey. Good luck in your 2011 marathon πŸ™‚

22 Shanna, like Banana December 8, 2010 at 9:38 pm

My day did NOT have mandatory ice cream..is that a good reason to quit?
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23 Laura December 8, 2010 at 10:20 pm

That salad looks delicious! I hope things slow down a bit for you soon!
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24 Lisa @ Fit in the Midwest December 8, 2010 at 10:23 pm

Your story is inspirational Ali. I participated in the Crohn’s and Colitis walk this summer. I have Ulcerative Colitis, but for the last 6 years, the docs thought I had Crohn’s Disease. IBD is not fun! I commend you for running. I think my time at the gym has helped me tremendously. Go for the marathon!
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