Category Archives: Crohn’s disease

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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): 33

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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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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 […]

A Letter To My Body

Date: September 24, 2016 at 1:38 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 13

Dear Body, We’ve been together for 31 years. And that’s basically nothing — we’ve got a long road ahead of us! So I think it’s time we had a chat. Because right now, I feel like you hate me. And […]

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I Had My Wisdom Teeth Removed!

Date: September 21, 2016 at 5:53 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 18

Remember on Monday when I lamented my ongoing headache and jaw pain? And how I was like, “It’s probably just TMJ or something” and “I doubt it’s my wisdom teeth coming in.” Well, it wasn’t TMJ at all! It totally was […]

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