Her fitness philosophy: “Whatever your challenge is, just do it!” For Ali, that’s the Nautica Malibu Triathlon taking place in September.
“I’ve never tried to swim in the ocean timed, but I don’t have to be the best one—I like that I’m not good at it,” she says.
Aside from figuring out a solution to swim cap and helmet hair during the triathlon, hosting a hit show, and starring in a daytime soap, Ali is working on a novel. She gave SHAPE an exclusive sneak peak:
“It’s about Hollywood and a lot of it comes from my real-life experiences,” she says. “I’ve played Sami Brady [on Days of Our Lives] for almost 20 years, and it’s always the writers and producers that get to decide what happens to her. Now, I’m finally telling a story my way.”
We can’t wait!