Tag Archives: Crohn’s Disease

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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 […]

Crohn's & Colitis Awareness Week

Date: December 1, 2015 at 8:15 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 39

Today kicks off Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week. If you’re new here, hi! I’m Ali, and I have Crohn’s Disease. (Hi Ali!) I was diagnosed when I was 7 years old, so I’ve never really known life without Crohn’s. Throughout […]

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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Date: August 12, 2015 at 1:21 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 29

The past week or so has not been my favorite. It’s been frustrating dealing with this flare-up over the past month (longer, actually — time flies when you’re in the bathroom). After going to the doctor, all my bloodwork came […]

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NYRR Team Championships Recap

Date: August 4, 2015 at 1:28 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 15

I went into 2015 with only one race on my calendar. I trained hard for it — too hard, maybe? — and it didn’t go well. With no marathon happening for me this fall on account of the whole wedding […]

Feel-Good Friday

Date: July 31, 2015 at 10:45 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 21

Now this is the story all about how my wedding dress got twist-turned upside down. Now I’d like to take a minute, just sit right there, I’ll tell you about the time my dress would barely zip over my butt. […]

The Least Fun Post To Write

Date: July 26, 2015 at 5:25 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 51

There is no bush worth beating around here; no lede to bother burying. The Crohn’s is back. With two months to go until the wedding. It started on July 4th. I was very excited to wake up early and run […]

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A Crohn's Update + Things To Know About Enrolling In A Clinical Trial

Date: January 16, 2015 at 10:06 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 38

For the past eight months, I’ve enjoyed feeling healthy. And not just “healthy for me” or “healthy for someone with Crohn’s,” but generally healthy, without any distinctions or clarifications. It’s been years since I’ve felt this good, and I’m appreciating […]