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 nearly eight years of living with an autoimmune disease, I’ve gotten used to some pretty odd things. Regular doctor’s visits. Needles. (Thanks to years of B12 injections.) Being a little more flexible than most with my training schedules for races. The list goes on and on.
Here’s a confession, though. There’s something I’m still [...]
Since I’ve been on hiatus for quite a while, I figured I might as well come back with a bang. There’s been something rolling around in my head that I’ve been trying to find words to explain. Something that comes along with blogging, with being open, gosh, with just being human.
I’m 28 today!
Oh no. Did you forget to get me a present? Feeling sad and wondering what you can do? Not to worry. I would like to shamelessly beg you to help me promote Team Challenge.
Today, we’re turning Facebook ORANGE for Team Challenge Illinois. Participating is so [...]
When CCFA first released the Escape the Stall campaign, I didn’t plan to write about it. While this blog is always an honest portrayal of my own thoughts, feelings, and opinions, I do work for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, and I’m aware of the bias that it gives me. [...]
I am an extrovert to the extreme. I love having company, and I really don’t need any alone time. That said, I am thrilled to have a little Lauren time after two full, fun weekends with friends. (Friends who came: I am SO glad you did and my happiness for alone time does not mean [...]
I have a favorite shirt, and I bet you can guess what it is.
Yeah, if you guessed my Crohn’s disease t-shirt from The Great Bowel Movement, you were totally right. Some of you probably think I don’t own any other clothes. I promise I do. This one has just become a favorite, especially on [...]
I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 2005. My diagnosis was changed to Crohn’s disease in 2012. If you know me now, you probably think of me as the girl who never shuts up about my disease.
However, if you knew me in college, when I was diagnosed, you might have known I had this [...]
I shared this via e-mail with the e-mail addresses I could scrounge up, but wanted to share it here too, in case I missed anyone.
It’s race week! In three days I leave for Nashville, and in four days I will run my little heart out for 13.1 miles in hopes of showing my [...]
This morning, I went to go see my doctor. I was overdue for a visit to discuss the results from an extensive amount of testing and bloodwork that I had done this spring.
Turns out I’ve been wearing the wrong shirt.
I have Crohn’s disease.
I have mixed emotions about this new information, so let’s [...]
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- Almost enough to make me carry my info meeting bin up the stairs. Eep. #teamchallenge @ REI instagram.com/p/ZoWVphFzUR/ 1 day ago
- It'd would've been better if they won, but a fun night at the ballpark with little regardless. instagram.com/p/Zju_CllzRR/ 3 days ago
- My brother and I are going to a baseball game tonight. He looked up directions and this happened. It's… instagram.com/p/ZjMtrNFzfa/ 3 days ago
- The only shirt I want to wear now! instagram.com/p/Zg-NjIFzbc/ 4 days ago