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
I came into Nashville as ready as I ever could. I had a great training cycle until about 3 weeks before the race and started having some knee pains. I even had to bail 5 miles in on my second 20 mile run while I was in Florida on spring break. My coach started my taper a little earlier than normal to let my knee … Continue reading Nashville Recap
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
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!
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
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
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