Let the training begin! I decided on my spring marathon and will be running the Nashville Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon. I had it down to this one and the Louisville Derby Festival. It was a toss up, but I had to choose Nashville just because of the music and it being the 20th year there. I figured you can’t go wrong with the music and … Continue reading Let the Training Begin!
Goals, we all need them and need to write them down. One year ago today, I committed to running the Chicago Marathon without running for about a year and a half. The furthest I had ever run was a 10k and had run a total of 3 races. Little did I know, this would change my whole lifestyle. I was asked by a co-worker “what’s … Continue reading 2019 Goals
Today I hit 1,000 miles for the year! When I started this journey 11 months, ago, I thought I would be pretty much done after hitting my goal of running the Chicago Marathon. But I have decided to keep on going. I am actually looking at races in the spring and also put my name in the lottery for the Chicago Marathon for next year. … Continue reading 1000 Miles!!!
As I sit here and reflect on my running on October, I am still thinking back to Oct 7 and running 26.2 miles. I think about all of the crowds lined the streets in the pouring rain for 16 miles (rained for first 16 miles). That 4 hours and 42 minutes is something that I will never forget. Now that I have the one under … Continue reading October Wrap Up
I’ve got a bug, and it’s the running bug. I have been home just for 5 days and I am itching to get back out and run again. I guess I am still riding the runners high even though I didn’t hit my goal of under 4 hours. I took 4 days off after the marathon, and I have felt so lazy this week. This … Continue reading I’ve Got the Bug!
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