Category Archives: Crohn’s disease

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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): 17

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 […]

New York City Marathon Training: Week 9

Date: September 19, 2016 at 1:57 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 31

Well. Things aren’t going so great around here. I’m still sick. This was the first week that I really couldn’t run and that my mileage really fell apart. And on top of the stomach stuff, which has gotten progressively worse, plus the […]

Thankful Things Thursday: Six Happy Things (Including A PRO Compression Giveaway!)

Date: September 15, 2016 at 9:41 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 145

Yesterday was the first day I didn’t even try to run or do anything physical. Until that point, I was putting my shoes and watch on every single day of this flare to at least try to get a run […]

Running With Crohn's Disease

Date: September 9, 2016 at 10:04 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 23

This week is a cutback week in marathon training. So my long run this week is “only” 13 miles. I woke up early today, got dressed, and spent two whole hours going back and forth to the bathroom. Eventually, I […]

New York City Marathon Training: Week 7

Date: September 5, 2016 at 10:08 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 12

Going into marathon training, I knew there were two things that could derail even my best efforts at training and racing: an injury or a Crohn’s flare. I am extremely un-thrilled to report that the latter decided to show up during […]

A Crohn's Update + Life After A Clinical Trial

Date: April 26, 2016 at 7:40 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 17

If you’re new around here, hi! I have Crohn’s disease. Here are a few posts that’ll bring you up to speed on my history with the disease: My history with Crohn’s disease The mental and emotional side of Crohn’s Enrolling […]

The Mental & Emotional Side Of Crohn's Disease

Date: December 4, 2015 at 9:05 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 64

It has taken me two years to publish this post. In some form or another, it has sat in my Drafts folder for a full two years. It’s a bit of a tough topic — the mental and emotional side of Crohn’s […]

When Your Kid Has Crohn's (A Guest Post From My Dad!)

Date: December 3, 2015 at 7:49 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 15

Today’s Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week post comes to you from my dad. He’s the strong-willed dude who held my hand when I was diagnosed with Crohn’s, took me to my very first Remicade appointment (and held my hand when the […]

When The Person You Love Has Crohn's Disease (A Guest Post By Brian!)

Date: December 2, 2015 at 8:07 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 39

Today’s Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week post comes to you from Brian, my caterer turned boyfriend turned husband. I asked him if he’d be willing to share what Crohn’s disease is like from his side — because as much as this […]

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