Gather round, friends. It’s time for a story.
Back in February, my beloved Chicago Marathon opened its registration. And the website repeatedly crashed. I tried and tried to register, but it wasn’t meant to be. They ended up suspending registration and opening up a lottery. Unfortunately, I have no luck and did not get in [...]
Oh, how I am loving this “do what makes you happy” workout plan. Because I’m heading out for runs because I want to run, sometimes (gasp!) without any specific mileage in mind, I find myself smiling the entire time.
I’m signing up for races because I really want to run them, not because friends are [...]
While sidelined by Crohn’s this weekend, I realized that I still crave McDonald’s chicken nuggets when I’m sick. (I know, I know. It was all I ate for a while just after being diagnosed. I have no idea why I thought it was a good idea, but it was the only thing that didn’t terrify [...]
April has been a bit of a roller coaster ride with my Crohn’s disease. Some days I feel fantastic. Other days, well, I’ll spare you the gory details, but there’s blood involved. I’m trying to keep my chin up. I’m taking advantage of good days and making the most of the [...]
In my wildest dreams, I could never qualify for the Boston Marathon. Like any marathoner, especially one who spent three childhood years in a suburb of Boston, I am always transfixed by it.
I’m not one to find myself at a loss for words often, but I really do not have words for what happened [...]
When I signed up for the Twin Cities Marathon, I had big plans to start training immediately. I was going to follow the Team Challenge training schedule all the way up until my marathon training was scheduled to begin on June 8.
I’m a planner by nature. I like lists, and calendars, and schedules. And [...]
Despite feeling like myself again, I’m certainly not quite back to 100% yet. The pain still comes and goes. Such is life with a chronic illness, I suppose. Still, even after completely scrambling and still not feeling caught up at work — for the second day in a row — I can say [...]
It’s been quite the week, friends.
Last Monday, I headed to the emergency room at the wee hour of 2:00 am. You see, I started a new medication a few weeks ago. Most people don’t react to it in a negative way, but I was told to call the gastroenterologist on call if I noticed [...]
Just as I’m starting to get my hiney back into training mode for some fall races, one of my favorite running bloggers (who happens to have ulcerative colitis and be training with Team Challenge in New York City this summer) gave me a another great reason to get going.
After a few health hiccups and a busy start to the year, I can tell I am starting to feel healthier and more like myself again.
I’m starting to get the itch to run outside, and more specifically, to race.
Despite wind chills in the single digits yesterday, I was seriously considering running outside. Then [...]