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
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!!!
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!
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
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
June was by far my most miles ran and it’s only going to get to be more this month. This month, I ended up with 120.3 miles! (That’s almost 35 miles more than last month.) July will be similar miles and August is where I will top out my milage. There were a lot of wins this month: Fastest 10 mile run at 1:33.17 Longest … Continue reading June Recap, Birthday Month and More