Monthly Archives: August 2012

11 post(s) found

Admitted

Date: August 31, 2012 at 9:02 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 128

Greetings from my home for the week: Mount Sinai Medical Center. Guess what? It sucks here and I hate it. But I’m trying to suck up the “hospitals are so depressing and I miss my bed and I haven’t showered […]

101.3 Miles: The North Fork Century Recap

Date: August 27, 2012 at 9:00 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 76

Yesterday, I hopped on my little Trek Lexa and rode 101.3 miles around the North Fork of Long Island. I rode that bike for 5 hours and 58 minutes. And for 5 hours and 58 minutes, my stomach behaved itself […]

Thankful Things Thursday: Keeping On

Date: August 23, 2012 at 9:09 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 48

Monday was a rock-bottom day for me. While it wasn’t the worst day I’ve ever had physically, on the emotional side it was definitely among the toughest I can remember. I cannot ever remember a time in my life when […]

Not Myself

Date: August 20, 2012 at 9:07 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 106

I’ve been having a hard time lately. It’s been three weeks since this most recent Crohn’s flare-up got pretty bad. It’s been almost three weeks since I sought out a new doctor (still adore him, by the way) and almost […]

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Thankful Things Thursday: For The Good Days

Date: August 16, 2012 at 7:15 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 34

I had huge plans for today. I was going to tell you about how I’d just had three mostly great-feeling days in a row, and I was going to tell you about how I went running this morning and stuff. […]

Beat Up

Date: August 13, 2012 at 9:38 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 73

I’m hurting today in just about every way possible. This weekend was not the “I feel so much better and I’m back up and running!” weekend I’d had in mind on Friday. Instead, I spent Saturday and Sunday taking a […]

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Take My Sweat (It's A Giveaway & It's Not Gross)

Date: August 10, 2012 at 9:05 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 489

Do you know what I want so badly right now? I want to use my damn mango soap. Back in June, I was interviewed by Women’s Running magazine (no, I don’t know why they wanted to talk to me, either […]

Thankful Things Thursday: It Gets Better

Date: August 9, 2012 at 9:26 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 40

That’s what I keep telling myself. When things suck, it’s because they’re eventually going to be awesome again. For a very long time, I had no complaints in life. These days, I have quite a few, most of which revolve […]

Dr. Wonderful

Date: August 8, 2012 at 7:07 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 52

The post title says it all, right? I obviously hate my new doctor. False! Lies! I adore him. After a few extra-frustrating days, I really needed a pick-me-up last night. I had booked this appointment with a new GI doctor […]

A Tough Year

Date: August 6, 2012 at 9:01 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 81

As each year passes, I find myself making a grand declaration that “This was the best year ever!” In 2005, I studied abroad in Australia. In 2007, I made sure to go all-out during my senior year of college (that […]