Tag Archives: Crohn’s Disease

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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 […]

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 […]

Hey. What's Up? Hello!

Date: September 15, 2015 at 3:29 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 33

Yesterday, I called to make an appointment to get a spray tan — my first spray tan ever, very reluctantly — because I have a bad case of “summer running” on my back and my wedding dress is not, in […]

My First Yoga Retreat!

Date: August 18, 2015 at 11:04 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 16

Last week I got all stressy and overwhelmed and I morphed into this version of myself where I snapped at loved ones and cried over stupid things and generally felt overwhelmed. On top of, you know, being frustratingly sick. Brian […]

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