Ali on the Run Show

Ali on the Run Show

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Welcome to the Ali on the Run Show — your best running buddy that’ll motivate you to pick up the pace.
110. Olivia Young, Creator of Box + Flow
Dec 12 • 60 min
Olivia Young is the founder and creator of Box + Flow, a yoga and boxing studio in New York City. But her plan wasn’t always to be in the fitness industry: Olivia, who grew up in Miami Beach, moved to NYC to attend culinary school and pursue a career in…
109. Jes Woods, Nike Run Coach
Dec 5 • 69 min
As a Nike Run Coach and Flywheel Sports manager in NYC, Jes Woods is living a good life—one she carefully crafted herself after an 8-and-a-half year career in broadcast journalism. Jes is an ultra runner who has completed 16 ultramarathons, including four…
108. 11 Ways I Improved My Confidence
Nov 28 • 31 min
At some point last year, I realized my once stellar confidence had taken a major hit — so I took action. I started making big and small changes to help boost my self-confidence and to feel like a badass again. On this episode — another solo episode — I’m…
107. The Great Turkey Trot of 2014
Nov 21 • 36 min
Three years ago, my now-husband, Brian Cristiano, and I lined up at the start of two very different Turkey Trots. Though both races were five miles, the outcomes were vastly dissimilar. I ran the Prospect Park Track Club Turkey Trot in Brooklyn, NY, in a…
106. I Had a Baby!
Nov 14 • 51 min
I had a baby! On this episode, I’m joined by a very special guest: Annie Leigh Cristiano. Annie was born on October 16, clocking in at 5 lbs. 10 oz. On this solo episode, I’m talking about how the first month with Annie has gone, and how my expectations…
105. Emily Abbate, Fitness Writer & Host of the Hurdle Podcast
Nov 7 • 67 min
Emily Abbate is a freelance writer, editor, and content creator, a certified personal trainer, a marathoner, and the host of the Hurdle podcast. On this episode, Emily talks about her own #hurdlemoment, and what it took for her to lose 70 pounds — no…
104. Stephanie Bruce
Oct 31 • 55 min
Happy New York City Marathon Week! The professional field is stacked this year, and among the top competitors is Stephanie Bruce, who trains with NAZ Elite and is sponsored by Hoka One One. Steph made her NYCM debut in 2017 and finished 10th — an…
103. Lauren Fleshman
Oct 24 • 74 min
Lauren Fleshman is many things: retired professional runner, coach, co-founder of Picky Bars, co-creator of the Believe training journals, creator of the Wilder retreat, one of the faces of Oiselle, USA Track & Field board member, co-host of the Work,…
102. Ashley Fizzarotti AKA Running Bun
Oct 17 • 60 min
Ashley Fizzarotti — best known on the internet as “Running Bun” — joins the Ali on the Run Show fresh off a huge personal record and first Boston qualifying time at the Chicago Marathon. Ashley is a 5-time marathoner who has shaved nearly an hour off her…
101. Jeannie Klisiewicz of The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Oct 10 • 67 min
You probably know Jeannie Klisiewicz as the bubbly, always super excited receptionist and often-on-camera star of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (She even has her own show: Life’s First-Evers with Jeannie!) On this episode, Jeannie shares the amazing (and…
100. Des Linden, 2018 Boston Marathon Champion
Oct 3 • 50 min
On this episode, 2018 Boston Marathon winner Desiree Linden recaps her monumental 2018 victory, and talks about her recent Rock ‘N’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon win. Des is gearing up to run the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon, so she also talks about…
99. One Month Until Baby!
Sep 26 • 66 min
In honor of our third wedding anniversary and the realization that Baby Cristiano’s due date is just one month away, Brian and I decided to record an episode about all things, marriage, pregnancy, baby, and life. We talk about our decision to work with a…
98. Mary Wittenberg, Former CEO of New York Road Runners & Virgin Sport
Sep 19 • 74 min
Mary Wittenberg is the former president & CEO of New York Road Runners & race director of the New York City Marathon, & was the Global CEO of Virgin Sport. Mary is largely credited for turning marathon running into a spectator sport, & for getting female…
97. Amy Cragg
Sep 12 • 47 min
In February, Amy Cragg — who runs for the Bowerman Track Club — ran a 5-minute personal best at the Tokyo Marathon. She finished 3rd, and solidified her spot among the greats, becoming the 5th fastest female American marathoner. Now, Amy is gearing up to…
96. LIVE at NYRR RunnerCon with Jenny Simpson, Emma Coburn, & Peter Ciaccia
Sep 10 • 50 min
I was thrilled when New York Road Runners asked me to be part of the organization’s first RunnerCon event in New York City. Enjoy the recording from the live show, where I had the best time chatting with an all-star lineup: New York Road Runners President…
95. Keri Blunt, Goodr’s VP of Everything
Sep 5 • 57 min
Keri Blunt is the VP of Everything at Goodr, the sunglasses company that has taken over the running world. But Keri’s goal was never to work in the running industry. Her original plan — after graduating valedictorian at 16 — was to become a doctor. She…
94. Ellen Latham, Creator of Orangetheory Fitness
Aug 29 • 51 min
Ellen Latham is the creator and co-founder of Orangetheory Fitness. Orangetheory is the fastest-growing fitness franchise in the world: It’s in 18 countries, it brought in more than $700 million in sales last year, and it recently opened its 1000th…
93. Jeni Novak, Founder of Novak Entertainment
Aug 22 • 73 min
Jeni Novak is a super successful hair and makeup artist in Los Angeles. She and her husband — who met while dancing on tour with Miley Cyrus — run their own creative agency and production company, Novak Entertainment, and their clients include Lululemon,…
92. Laura Anderson, 2018 Buffalo Marathon Winner
Aug 15 • 61 min
Laura Anderson is a full-time working mom and McKirdy Trained running coach based in Rochester, NY. Laura had her daughter, Hannah, a little over a year ago, and in May she ran — and won — her first big postpartum race. On this episode, Laura reflects on…
91. What’s New With You Week with Sarah Sellers
Aug 7 • 26 min
After the 2018 Boston Marathon, everyone wanted to meet second place finisher Sarah Sellers. Today, Sarah is a nurse anesthetist living in Arizona, but her life looks a little different post-Boston. She’s no longer and unknown, unsponsored runner — she…
90. What’s New With You Week with Gwen Jorgensen
Aug 6 • 29 min
When Gwen Jorgensen was on the Ali on the Run Show earlier this year, she had just moved to Portland, OR, and had announced her next big goal: to transition from Olympic gold medal-winning triathlete to Olympic gold medal-winning marathoner. Gwen has been…
89. What’s New With You Week with Janae Baron
Aug 5 • 44 min
When Janae Baron was on the Ali on the Run Show last December, she was 37 weeks pregnant, so needless to say, she’s seen some big changes now that she has an eight-month-old daughter, Skye, added to her six-member family! On this episode, Janae talks…
88. What’s New With You Week with Allie Kieffer
Aug 4 • 39 min
When Allie Kieffer was on Episode 46 of the Ali on the Run Show last fall, she was fresh off a 5th-place finish at the 2017 New York City Marathon. Her 2:29 finish was huge: She was this unknown, unsponsored runner from Buffalo, NY, who was the first…
87. What’s New With You Week with Michele Gonzalez
Aug 3 • 38 min
The last time Michele Gonzalez (AKA “NYC Running Mama”) was on the show, she was gearing up to run the 2017 Boston Marathon. During that episode, Michele and I joked about someday being pregnant at the same time — and now here we are, both expecting…
86. What’s New With You Week with Kara Goucher
Aug 2 • 46 min
Kara Goucher is back on the Ali on the Run Show, talking about her new book, Strong, how keeping a confidence journal changed her life, and where her running career is at right now. She also talks about the current state of women’s running, and reflects…
85. What’s New With You Week with Emily Halnon
Aug 1 • 39 min
Emily Halnon was the very first guest on the Ali on the Run Show, and now she’s back to kick off What’s New With You Week. Emily is an ultra runner who lives in Eugene, OR, by way of Washington, DC, and Vermont. When we last talked on the show, Emily was…
84. Career Q&A with Katie Burke
Jul 25 • 57 min
Katie Burke is the Chief People Officer at HubSpot, a marketing software company in Boston that employs more than 2,300 people worldwide. Of those 2,300, Katie was the company’s first female to land a spot in the c-suite. (Today, 45 percent of the…
83. Ryan Linden, Ironman, Entrepreneur, & Husband to Des Linden
Jul 18 • 56 min
If Ryan Linden’s name sounds familiar, that’s because yes, he’s married to 2018 Boston Marathon winner Desiree Linden. On this episode, Ryan breaks down every detail from that life-changing Marathon Monday. He also shares what Des is like on race morning,…
82. Tim & Jessica Murphy, Co-Founders of BibRave
Jul 11 • 68 min
Tim and Jessica Murphy are the husband-and-wife team behind BibRave, the Yelp for runners. On this episode, they share their journey to entrepreneurship, the challenges they’ve faced along the way, and the moments that made them question everything. Plus,…
81. Rob Krar, Ultra Runner & Mental Health Advocate
Jul 4 • 64 min
Rob Krar is one of the kings of ultra running. He was a middle-distance runner through college, and then insisted he was done running forever. Famous last words: Though Rob did take a break from running (during which time he worked grueling 12-hour…
80. Amelia Boone, Ultra Runner & World’s Toughest Mudder
Jun 27 • 63 min
By day, Amelia Boone is a lawyer at Apple, and by very early morning, she’s a four-time world champion obstacle racer and self-proclaimed “budding ultra runner.” Amelia lives in San Jose, CA, and is a glutton for punishment — hence her race distance of…
79. Kayla Itsines
Jun 20 • 45 min
With 10 million followers on Instagram, and 22 million on Facebook, Kayla Itsines is arguably the world’s most famous fitness personality and trainer. She’s the co-creator of the Bikini Body Guides (BBG) workouts and the brains behind the Sweat app. But…
78. Wesley Little, Couples Therapist
Jun 13 • 68 min
Wesley Little is a licensed professional counselor specializing in couples therapy, and she’s here to answer all of my — and your — burning questions. On this episode, Wesley talks about her indirect route to becoming a therapist (including a detour…
77. Ali on the Run Show LIVE! Featuring Meb Keflezighi, Andrea Barber, Chris Heuisler, and Des Linden
Jun 6 • 59 min
When I launched the Ali on the Run Show, I knew right away I wanted to eventually host live events. I love sharing conversations on this show every week, but human, in-real-life connection is so powerful. I wanted to have those conversations with a live…
76. BONUS EPISODE: Brian Cristiano Sprints to the Finish
May 31 • 4 min
On this bonus episode, Brian Cristiano, founder and CEO of BOLD Worldwide (and my husband!), tests out a new round of Sprint to the Finish questions. Click here to listen to Brian on Episode 75 of the Ali on the Run Show.
75. Brian Cristiano, CEO of BOLD Worldwide
May 30 • 82 min
Brian Cristiano is the CEO of BOLD Worldwide, a media marketing company in NYC. Last year, Brian announced his goal to build BOLD to a $100 million agency, and while he may be super successful now, that wasn’t always the case. On this episode, he shares…
74. Sarah Clancy, Founder of Sarah Marie Design Studio
May 23 • 55 min
Sarah Clancy is the founder and creator of Sarah Marie Design Studio. The runner-specific apparel and accessories company was born two years ago, and almost instantly gained a devoted following including the likes of Kara Goucher, Molly Huddle, and Andrea…
73. Erin Strout, Runner’s World Contributing Editor
May 16 • 67 min
Erin Strout was at the Boston Marathon finish line when Meb Keflezighi won the race in 2014. She was there when Shalane Flanagan won the New York City Marathon in 2017, and for Desiree Linden’s historic 2018 Boston Marathon victory. As a freelance writer…
72. Liz Plosser, Women’s Health Editor in Chief
May 9 • 60 min
Liz Plosser was named Editor in Chief of Women’s Health at the beginning of 2018, and her rise to the role wasn’t fueled by fate. Liz, who grew up in Kansas City, MO, worked her marathoning booty off to get to where she is today. After starting out in…
71. Lori & David Feller AKA Mom & Dad on the Run
May 2 • 69 min
Some people say I’m just like my mom. Others swear I’m a clone of my dad. On this episode, you get to decide! I am thrilled to welcome Lori and David Feller — my parents! — to the Ali on the Run Show. We chat about how they met, how they survived…
70. Katie Burke, Chief People Officer at HubSpot
Apr 25 • 57 min
Katie Burke is the Chief People Officer at HubSpot, where she became the first female in the company’s c-suite. In this episode, Katie shares why she’s so passionate about empowering women in the workplace, and opens up about her career failures —…
69. Sarah Sellers, 2nd Female at the 2018 Boston Marathon
Apr 18 • 41 min
“Who is Sarah Sellers?” That’s the question everyone was asking after the Tucson, AZ runner finished second at the 2018 Boston Marathon. Sarah isn’t a professional runner. She doesn’t have a sponsor. And she paid her own Boston Marathon entry fee. But on…
68. We’re Having a Baby!
Apr 11 • 61 min
Brian and I are so excited to tell the world that we are having a baby! I’m 12 weeks pregnant, and am due October 23. On this episode, we answer all the questions we keep getting from friends, family, and total strangers (“Was this planned?! Were you…
67. Tina Muir, Host of the Running For Real Podcast
Apr 4 • 52 min
Tina Muir is a 2:36 marathoner, a new mom, and the host of the Running For Real podcast. Tina went viral last year when she announced her decision to stop running. Her reason: She hadn’t had her period in nine years. Tina opened up about her struggle with…
66. Boston Marathon Talk with Molly Huddle
Mar 28 • 28 min
On April 16, Molly Huddle will be among a strong field of indomitable professional American women racing the Boston Marathon. This will only be Molly’s second marathon: She made her 26.2-mile debut at the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon. On this episode,…
65. Bianna Golodryga, CBS News Correspondent & CNN Contributor
Mar 21 • 64 min
Bianna Golodryga is a CBS News correspondent & contributor at CNN. She’s the former weekend anchor of Good Morning America, and worked at Yahoo News. Bianna was born in the former Soviet Union & moved to the United States when she was 18 months old. On…
64. Desiree Linden
Mar 14 • 46 min
Des Linden is a professional distance runner who has represented the U.S. at the London and Rio Olympics. She runs for the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project, and is a 2:22 marathoner. Next month, Des will race the Boston Marathon, & on this episode she…
63. Dr. Meggie Q&A Part II: Fertility, Infertility, Labor, Delivery, & Advice
Mar 7 • 40 min
On Part II of this two-part episode, Dr. Meggie Smith answers listener questions about fertility, infertility, and giving birth, plus all kinds of personal stuff, like what med school is really like, what it takes to gross her out, how to date when you’re…
62. Gabe Grunewald, Professional Runner & 4-Time Cancer Survivor
Feb 28 • 61 min
Gabe Grunewald is a professional runner and four-time rare cancer survivor. She was first diagnosed with Adenoid Cycstic Carcinoma when she was in college. Instead of finishing her collegiate running career on a high note, Gabe was faced with a difficult…
61. Dr. Meggie Q&A Part I: Egg Freezing, Periods, Hormones, & Birth Control
Feb 21 • 62 min
Dr. Meggie made her Ali on the Run Show debut last year as an OB/GYN resident at the NYU Langone Medical Center in NYC. After graduating, Meggie moved to L.A., where she’s pursuing her fellowship in reproductive endocrinology & infertility at USC. On this…
60. Emma Coburn
Feb 14 • 58 min
Emma Coburn is a professional middle-distance runner who competed at the 2012 and 2016 Olympic games. On this episode, she talks about being coached by her husband, explains the unintentional way she got into the steeplechase, and talks about what it was…
59. Emily Saul, Co-Leader of November Project Boston
Feb 7 • 61 min
“When you show up with this army, this incredible…
58. “Preppy Runner” Theodora Blanchfield
Jan 31 • 70 min
“It was this weird moment of knowing I was on the…
57. Date Night with Ali & Brian: On Dreams, Goals, Fear, & Failure
Jan 24 • 71 min
“I went on this amazing trip, and I thought every…
56. Susan Pass, Nurse & 3:18 Marathoner
Jan 17 • 56 min
“You should talk more and smile. It’s my favorite…
55. Nick Symmonds
Jan 10 • 51 min
“I wanted to prove to everyone that all the sacri…
54. Gwen Jorgensen, Olympic Gold Medalist & Professional Triathlete
Jan 3 • 35 min
“It’s easy as an athlete to know what your body i…
53. Kate Grace
Dec 27, 2017 • 56 min
It’s been a big few years for professional runner…
52. The Brian Cristiano Takeover Episode
Dec 21, 2017 • 75 min
I’m fresh off a life-changing trip to California,…
51. Molly Huddle
Dec 19, 2017 • 49 min
You know her, you love her, and she’s here today:…
50. “Hungry Runner Girl” Janae Baron
Dec 13, 2017 • 72 min
This week, I am thrilled to welcome to the Ali on…
49. Abby Bales, Founder of Reform Physical Therapy
Dec 6, 2017 • 59 min
Abby Bales is the founder of Reform Physical Ther…
48. Sally Bergesen, CEO & Founder of Oiselle
Nov 29, 2017 • 51 min
Sally Bergesen is the founder and CEO of Oiselle,…
47. Brian Cristiano’s Great Turkey Trot of 2014
Nov 22, 2017 • 34 min
Three years ago, my now-husband Brian Cristiano a…
46. Allie Kieffer
Nov 15, 2017 • 59 min
Shalane Flanagan may have won this year’s TCS New…
45. Andrea Barber AKA Full House’s Kimmy Gibbler!
Nov 9, 2017 • 58 min
Today, the Ali on the Run Show is going Gibbler! …
44. Chris Heuisler’s Most Embarrassing Running Moment!
Nov 4, 2017 • 8 min
You are in for a treat today! On this episode, Ch…
43. Kara Goucher
Oct 25, 2017 • 54 min
Kara Goucher is a professional distance runner wi…
42. Professional Runner Neely Spence Gracey
Oct 19, 2017 • 58 min
I am thrilled to welcome Adidas-sponsored profess…
41. Danielle Cemprola of “The T-Rex Runner”
Sep 28, 2017 • 59 min
Danielle Cemprola is the blogger behind the popul…
40. Dr. Leah Lagos, Clinical Sport & Performance Psychologist
Aug 31, 2017 • 40 min
Dr. Leah Lagos is a clinical sport and performanc…
39. Registered Dietitian Kelly Hogan
Aug 3, 2017 • 62 min
Kelly Hogan is the Clinical Nutrition and Wellnes…
38. I’m Back!
Jul 18, 2017 • 33 min
Is this thing on?! It’s been a month since the la…
37. Lindsey Hein, Host of the I’ll Have Another Podcast
Jun 15, 2017 • 72 min
We’re flipping the script today and I’m putting L…
36. On “Motivational Phrases”
Jun 13, 2017 • 27 min
Motivational phrases are meant to inspire us — bu…
35. Mia Michaels, Choreographer, Director & So You Think You Can Dance OG
Jun 8, 2017 • 65 min
Mia Michaels is a legendary choreographer and dir…
34. Global Running Day & Why I Run
Jun 6, 2017 • 31 min
Global Running Day is Wednesday, June 7! So on th…
33. Natalie Morales, TODAY Show Anchor & Host of Access Hollywood
Jun 1, 2017 • 42 min
I was so excited to record this episode with one …
32. Crohn’s Disease Q&A
May 30, 2017 • 38 min
I’ve had Crohn’s disease for 25 years, and there …
31. Dan Nevins: Army Veteran, Double Amputee & Yoga Teacher
May 25, 2017 • 66 min
Dan Nevins is a yoga instructor and motivational …
30. My Crohn’s Disease Story
May 23, 2017 • 21 min
I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease when I was 7…
29. Meredith Kennedy, Marketing Operations Manager at BuzzFeed
May 18, 2017 • 58 min
Meredith Kennedy is the Marketing Operations Mana…
28. Let’s Talk Running Pet Peeves
May 16, 2017 • 23 min
I love running! That’s no secret. I love doing it…
27. Meggie Smith, MD, Chief Resident in OB-GYN at NYU Langone Medical Center
May 11, 2017 • 63 min
Meggie Smith is a chief resident in OB-GYN at the…
26. My Running Story
May 9, 2017 • 34 min
I never expected to be a runner — and I certainly…
25. Bethany Lyons, Founder of Lyons Den Power Yoga
May 4, 2017 • 72 min
Bethany Lyons is the owner, founder, and CEO of L…
24. Talk Thirties to Me: Lessons I’ve Learned Since Turning 30
May 2, 2017 • 30 min
It’s no secret that I love being in my thirties. …
23. Lauren Conkey: 3:18 Marathoner, Mother & Public Health Advocate
Apr 27, 2017 • 56 min
Lauren Conkey is 3:18 marathoner, vegetarian, and…
22. How I Finally Got Over My Body Issues
Apr 25, 2017 • 30 min
On this episode, I talk about my history with bod…
21: Brynn Fessette O’Neill, Physical Therapist at Finish Line Physical Therapy
Apr 20, 2017 • 60 min
Brynn Fessette O’Neill is a physical therapist at…
20. Stop Waiting
Apr 18, 2017 • 8 min
I’ve been doing a lot of soul searching lately, s…
19. Michele Gonzalez AKA NYC Running Mama
Apr 13, 2017 • 73 min
Michele Gonzalez, best known as NYC Running Mama,…
18. My Running & Life Mantras
Apr 11, 2017 • 20 min
Words can be powerful! On this episode, I talk ab…
17. Relationship Q&A with Brian Cristiano
Apr 6, 2017 • 67 min
We’re mixing things up on this episode to dish ou…
16. We Were All New Runners Once!
Apr 4, 2017 • 26 min
We were all new runners once! On this episode, Lu…
15. Page Williams, Ironman, Blogger, LinkedIn Digital Strategist
Mar 30, 2017 • 68 min
Page Williams is a California-based triathlete an…
14. My 10 Favorite Races
Mar 28, 2017 • 23 min
On this episode, I count down the top 10 races I’…
13. Chris Mosier, Transgender Athlete & Advocate
Mar 23, 2017 • 78 min
Chris Mosier is a Hall of Fame triathlete and dua…
12. Thoughts We Had During Our First Half Marathons
Mar 21, 2017 • 18 min
On this episode, my friend Lucy Wallace and I sha…
11. Candice Huffine, Model, Runner, and Founder of Project Start
Mar 16, 2017 • 72 min
Even if you don’t know her name, you definitely k…
10. The Worst Mistakes I’ve Made as a Runner
Mar 14, 2017 • 20 min
On this episode, I share my roundup of the worst …
09. Sarah Conklin, 3:37 Marathoner & Picky Bars Employee
Mar 9, 2017 • 64 min
Sarah Conklin is perhaps best known on the intern…
08. The 10 Most Influential People in My Running Life
Mar 7, 2017 • 22 min
On this episode, I share my list of the top 10 pe…
07. Megha Doshi, Local Marketing Director at Strava
Mar 2, 2017 • 68 min
Megha Doshi is the local marketing director for S…
06. Chris Heuisler, the National Run Concierge for Westin Hotels and Resorts
Feb 23, 2017 • 65 min
Chris Heuisler is the National Run Concierge for …
05. Alice Saunders, Creator of Forestbound and 3:19 Marathoner
Feb 16, 2017 • 58 min
Alice Saunders is the creator of Forestbound, a B…
04. Running Coach John Honerkamp
Feb 9, 2017 • 71 min
John Honerkamp is a former Olympic Trials qualifi…
03. Alison Desir, Founder of Harlem Run
Feb 9, 2017 • 63 min
Alison Desir is a runner, writer, and blogger, an…
02. Brian Cristiano — Being Married to Someone with Crohn’s Disease
Feb 9, 2017 • 59 min
Brian Cristiano is the founder and CEO of BOLD Wo…
01. Ultramarathoner Emily Halnon
Feb 9, 2017 • 62 min
Emily Halnon is an ultramarathoner who lives in E…
00. Welcome to the Ali on the Run Show
Feb 9, 2017 • 2 min
Welcome to the Ali on the Run Show — your best ru…