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A Plea From A Girl With Crohn's: Please Let Me Use Your Bathroom

Date: December 2, 2016 at 11:18 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 16

This past Sunday, I woke up feeling determined. I was going to go to a spin class! Other than the marathon and a Thanksgiving Turkey Trot, I haven’t been up for much in the fitness department. Running and other high-impact […]

Crohn's & Colitis Awareness Week

Date: December 1, 2016 at 12:00 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 40

Today kicks off Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week. I wrote this post last year and am republishing and updating it now to give a little background about my history with Crohn’s disease.  If you’re new here, hi! I’m Ali, and […]

I Was A Guest On I'll Have Another With Lindsey Hein!

Date: November 28, 2016 at 5:12 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 14

Hello! How was your Thanksgiving? Important question: What’s your favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner? I like traditional bread stuffing with gravy on it. I also like buttered dinner rolls (smothered in gravy), and whatever’s for dessert (smothered in chocolate). This […]

Things That Made Me Smile This Week

Date: November 18, 2016 at 11:11 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 11

Want to smile? So do I. Here are a few things that made me smile this week. This video, which I cannot stop watching. It makes me laugh and cry [happy tears], and the song brings me back to my […]

Now What?

Date: November 14, 2016 at 6:31 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 11

Thank you all so much for the incredibly kind and supportive comments about my decision to run the marathon. You make me so very happy. The internet has been an especially tough place lately, but this little corner of it […]

New York City Marathon 2016 Recap

Date: November 7, 2016 at 6:32 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 59

Yesterday was the best day ever. The past two and a half months have included many not-so-best days ever. So I just wanted a day. I wanted one day to run the New York City Marathon, because I knew that […]

The 26.2 Million Dollar Question

Date: October 28, 2016 at 8:29 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 58

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): 21

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): 22

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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