It’s been a while since my last post. The last month and a half have been pretty tough on the running front. After the RnR Marathon in Nashville, I went to the Ortho. I ended up having X-rays and and MRI done on my knee. Come to find out, my knee issues was a result of IT Band Syndrome. I started physical therapy almost immediately, … Continue reading Updates and Training
It was a great weekend of running. I made a trip to Naperville for work and came in a few days early since there were a few races I wanted to try out. The first was a the Naperville St Patty’s Day 5k. Initially, I had planned on taking my time on this run and just having fun since I had my half-marathon on Sunday. … Continue reading Weekend of PR’s
It’s been a little while since my last post. On my 16 mile run on Saturday, my headphones went dead about an hour into my run. I had an hour and a half of just hearing my feet hit the pavement and gave me a long time to reflect on the last year or so and where I have come from as far as my … Continue reading Why I Run
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
It’s crazy to think that just a year ago, I just started running consistently. I took my last run on Sunday for the year and hit 1160 miles for the year. I had only run 20 miles in 2017 and all of those miles were in the last week of the year. December was a month of getting back in the swing of things and … Continue reading 2018 Reflections
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!
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