The miles are ramping up as I am now less than 2 months from running my second marathon. The total miles for the month was 148, not too bad for a short month. It was so cold this month. I hate running on the treadmill for long runs. I can handle being on there for a little over an hour, but several hours, no thank … Continue reading February Recap
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
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
Brooke from New Zealand is a newer face to Crohn’s Disease and has had it for 5 months now. Some of the things that challenges her on a daily basis is fatigue, achy joints, cramps, ulcers, hair loss and the list goes on. Since she is early on in her journey with Crohn’s, she is scared that it will progress and become worse. This is … Continue reading Meet Brooke
Mathelde has been struggling with Crohn’s for over 30 years now. She has had so many surgeries that she actually lost count of them and lives with an ostomy bag. Even with all of the surgeries and ostomy, she still hasn’t experienced remission from Crohn’s. Her drugs of choice right now is Budesonide, Omeprazole, and Linzess. Even though Mathelde has had Crohn’s for basically as … Continue reading Meet Mathelde