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The 26.2 Million Dollar Question

Date: October 28, 2016 at 8:29 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 12

Am I running the New York City Marathon on November 6? I’m getting that question an awful lot lately! And in short, I don’t know. I hope so. I really want the answer to be yes, and in my mind, […]

New York City Marathon Training: Week 14

Date: October 24, 2016 at 9:06 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 20

LAST WEEK WAS AWESOME. Warning: This post contains an excess of exclamation points. I’ll have an update tomorrow about all-things-Crohn’s and where they stand, but I am going to insist that getting out for a run last weekend is what put me […]

New York City Marathon Inspiration

Date: October 21, 2016 at 9:17 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 21

The New York City Marathon is pure magic — and it’s just two weeks away! That means it’s officially time to start stalking the weather and watching inspirational videos ’round the clock, right? Everything about this race gives me happy […]

Life Lately

Date: October 19, 2016 at 12:49 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 24

How about a little break from all the Crohn’s talk? I know — I could use a break from it, too. I really do think I’m getting better, slowly but kinda surely. I still have stomach discomfort plus a good amount of […]

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New York City Marathon Training: Week 13

Date: October 17, 2016 at 10:51 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 18

I thought I was done with my training recaps since, let’s be honest, am I really “training” right now? But this week had some little victorious and big breakthroughs, and I wanted to document them! This week marked my return […]

Things That Make Having Crohn's Easier (And A Few Things That Make It Worse)

Date: October 13, 2016 at 8:45 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 34

Having Crohn’s disease is never easy. But fortunately, after 24 years with this dumb disease, I’ve figured out a few things that make flare-ups more tolerable, plus a few things that make it less bearable. Like for example, you would think […]

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Where I'm At Right Now

Date: October 11, 2016 at 11:29 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 41

I’m not great. Part of me feels like — OK, knows — I should stop complaining. Other than my health, I have plenty of things for which I am very grateful. I have wonderful friends and the best family, I […]

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Pictures From Paris

Date: October 4, 2016 at 4:58 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 25

When Brian and I booked our anniversary trip to Paris a few months ago, I fully expected to go there and fall in love with the city and the culture and the romanticism of it all. And I definitely planned […]

What Crohn's Disease Feels Like

Date: October 3, 2016 at 7:28 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 23

The other day, a friend asked me a seemingly simple question: “I know what Crohn’s disease is,” she said, “but what does it actually feel like?” So first, let’s get the disclaimer out of the way: I’m Ali. I was diagnosed with Crohn’s […]

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New York City Marathon Training: Weeks 10 & 11

Date: October 2, 2016 at 12:51 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 15

My first zero-mile weeks. The past two weeks have been rough — on the marathon training front and beyond. Weeks 10 and 11 of New York City Marathon training should’ve been my highest-mileage weeks thus far, but instead I didn’t run a […]

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