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!
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
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
No one ever said that training for a marathon would be easy, and I get that. This morning, I felt the lows of training. I had registered for a 20 mile run that was on my way to Chicagoland since I had to be there the next couple days. The weather was perfect. It was a little overcast and the temps were in the low … Continue reading Wins Through Frustrations
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
Richelle is a busy mom/step-mom to 2 growing teenagers. Speaking from experience, Crohn’s and teenagers can lead to a busy life. Richelle has been battling Crohn’s for 4 years now and has had 2 surgeries thus far. We hope that is all she will have to go through. Richelle’s drugs of choice are Remicade, immodium, Lomotil, and a probiotic. With that drug combination, she has … Continue reading Meet Richelle
Natasha is a 3 year veteran of Crohn’s from Portland, OR. She has been fortunate of staying away from surgery, but that fear is real in her life. Remicade is her drug of choice right now and has been in remission for 6 months now. Even working in healthcare and going to school to be a nurse, it is difficult. Having to explain to others … Continue reading Meet Natasha