Category Archives: Crohn’s disease

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I Am Strained But Not Injured

Date: April 10, 2012 at 9:28 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 39

Good morning! I’m giddy today. I know. Giddy, again. And this time I don’t think it’s the steroids getting me all hopped up on life. In fact, I’m tapering down on those things. After two weeks of the most ridiculous […]

Thankful Things Thursday: The Steroids Aren't Fun Anymore!

Date: April 5, 2012 at 9:24 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 45

I really don’t want to be thankful today. I know, that’s not normal. I freakin’ love being thankful and grateful and being all “yay to the beauty of the world!” But today, I don’t feel normal. I feel like, in […]

Ali On The 'Roids

Date: April 4, 2012 at 9:24 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 83

On any given day, I have a bit of energy, a lot of enthusiasm and an appetite for both life and chocolate. That’s “any given day.” On “any given day,” I am not on steroids. For the past eight days, […]

On Being Full-Out

Date: March 30, 2012 at 9:14 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 44

Today we are going to talk about being “full-out,” which is not to be confused with “Full House.” Because in real life, going full-out means being balls-to-the-wall and, as my spin instructor this morning said, “not bullshitting it.” (I wanted […]

Thankful Things Thursday: Prednisone, You Complete Me & Make Me Hyper

Date: March 29, 2012 at 9:26 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 73

The good: There’s a lot of good. Namely that I didn’t night sweat to death last night. I still engaged in a bit of overnight perspiration, but not nearly as drastically as the past few nights. These little changes are […]

On The Road To Recovery At Marathon Goal Pace

Date: March 28, 2012 at 9:23 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 44

HELLO AND WELCOME TO THE BEST DAY EVER. All caps = Internet yelling = I am saying something of the utmost importance. Yesterday was not the best day ever. Yesterday it took me two hours to get out of bed […]

Does A PR Last A Lifetime?

Date: March 27, 2012 at 8:18 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 73

The first few years of racing are, in my opinion, the best. At least for me they were. When I ran my first race — the FITNESS Mind, Body & Spirit Games 4-mile race in Central Park in 2008 — […]

How To Stay Positive

Date: March 26, 2012 at 9:31 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 54

Hello! Here is a story about wildlife in Contoocook, NH, written by a young Ali: Yes, that was a true story. No, I did not seem concerned about potentially contracting rabies, because, to me, the animal was “cute.” Anyway. I […]

The Break I Needed

Date: March 23, 2012 at 9:05 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 64

Was yesterday my Dream Day? Well, that depends how you define “Dream Day.” If your Dream Day includes being super healthy, eating wholesome, nutritious foods, spending quality time with your family and going for a luxuriously long run, then no, […]

Thankful Things Thursday: I Love Sweat-Wicking Apparel & Sitting On The Subway

Date: March 22, 2012 at 9:04 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 70

Thankful Things Thursday always seems to come around when we need it most, doesn’t it? I have spent the past two days cooped up in my apartment with little contact with the outside world. OK, that’s a lie. I Tweeted […]