It’s been a little while since I have last written and a lot has happened this month. This month, I came in at 153.9 miles for the month. This is the highest mileage for a month, ever. While training for Chicago, the highest I came in at was 153 miles in August. I didn’t really mean to run this many miles, but the weather was … Continue reading January Wrap up and Big News
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
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
I woke up to a message from a friend from high school telling me that his 15 year old daughter has been battling Crohn’s for the last 5 years and Remicade has been good for her until recently. I think back on my days dealing with Crohn’s at the age of 15 and trying to deal with sports and the flares of Crohn’s. It can … Continue reading July Roundup
I am ‘fortunate’ where I am able to do a little travel with my job. The one thing you can’t do is not train just because you are traveling. In the last 2 weeks, I have been in Mid-Ohio, Southern Ohio and Northern Kentucky. I have been asked why I don’t take a little time off while traveling. The fact is, I love taking in … Continue reading Business Travel and Running
Depression is a real thing when it comes to Crohn’s Disease, or any Chronic Illness for that matter. I came across this video and there is a lot of truth to it on what we battle with and will feel guilty about when we are in a flare with our disease. Guilt for always being tired Guilt for always being in pain Guilt for not … Continue reading 12 Things People with Chronic Illness Feel Guilty About