It’s official, I am a marathon runner. I am a one-percenter (less than 1% of the world population have completed a marathon). Back in December, I committed to running a marathon to raise money for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. In that 10 months, with the help of friends and family, I helped raise over $5,100 to help try and find a cure for Crohn’s … Continue reading I am a Marathon Runner
This is it! It all comes down to Sunday morning. The 7,750 minutes or training and 866 miles run in the last 9 months and comes down to the last 26.2 miles on Sunday. I am nervous and excited all at once. I have learned so much about myself and others in this whole journey and what it takes to be a marathoner. The time … Continue reading This is it!
Carrie is the last of my Crohnnie profiles before the big race this weekend. Carrie is a married busy mom of 2 boys (4 and 7) and was diagnosed in December of 2016. She has stayed away from surgery thus far. Carrie’s go-to drugs right now to keep things in check is Stelara and Uceris which seems to be doing the trick as she has … Continue reading Meet Carrie
It’s crazy to think that I am one week away from putting my toe on that starting line and taking on 26.2 miles in Chicago next week. I have 3 more runs this week and an easy shake out run on Saturday. I think back to when I committed to this journey back in the beginning of December (see 1st blog post). When I committed … Continue reading September Wrap Up
Luke is a 6 year fighter of Crohn’s Disease. I can relate myself to Luke very much as he is married and a father of 3 girls (I have 3 daughters as well as 4 step-daughters) and lives a very active lifestyle. Just having girls will keep you active enough. Luke’s go-to drug right now is Humira and has kept him in remission for the … Continue reading Meet Luke
Sylvia is our second crohnnie from Sydney, Australia. She is a new ‘dog mum’ to Gracie May, so dealing with Crohn’s and a puppy can be a challenging task. Over the last 20 years in battling Crohn’s, she has been through 4 different surgeries. Currently, her drugs of choice are Imuran and Stilara. Sylvia is currently “recovering from a recent resection surgery and adapting once … Continue reading Meet Sylvia
Crystal from Chicago is newly diagnosed Ulcerative Colitis and has had it for right at a year now. UC is a cousin to Crohn’s Disease and has a lot of similarities when it comes to symptoms and how it affects our bodies. That is why it will fall under the same umbrella with Crohn’s. She has been quite fortunate and has been in remission for … Continue reading Meet Crystal