Ali on the Run Show Episode 30: My Crohn’s Disease Story

The Ali on the Run Show Episode 30 Listen on iTunes I SoundCloud I Overcast I Stitcher I Google Play NEW: Follow the Ali on the Run Show on Facebook! I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease when I was 7 years old. It was a scary, confusing time in my life, and while I’d love to […]

What Your Friends With Crohn’s Disease & Ulcerative Colitis Want You To Know

Hello from the other side of what was a crappy — ugh, partial pun — week last week. I had every intention of sharing all kinds of posts in honor of Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week, but instead I was too busy actually having Crohn’s disease. Not only was my disease particularly humbling last week, […]

A Plea From A Girl With Crohn’s: Please Let Me Use Your Bathroom

This past Sunday, I woke up feeling determined. I was going to go to a spin class! Other than the marathon and a Thanksgiving Turkey Trot, I haven’t been up for much in the fitness department. Running and other high-impact workouts don’t generally agree with my stomach, and sometimes all the twisting and inverting in […]

Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week

Today kicks off Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week. I wrote this post last year and am republishing and updating it now to give a little background about my history with Crohn’s disease.  If you’re new here, hi! I’m Ali, and I have Crohn’s Disease. (Hi Ali!) I was diagnosed when I was 7 years old, […]

Happy Thankful Things Thursday!

Yesterday, my friend Tory told me that every day after she wakes up, she thinks of 10 things for which she is grateful. Every. Single. Day. How lovely is that? I would love to claim I’m going to implement that same pumped-up practice in my own life, but let’s be realistic — lately I’m lucky if […]

The Mental & Emotional Side Of Crohn’s Disease

It has taken me two years to publish this post. In some form or another, it has sat in my Drafts folder for a full two years. It’s a bit of a tough topic — the mental and emotional side of Crohn’s — and is certainly a vulnerable one. It has been difficult for me to put […]

When Your Kid Has Crohn’s (A Guest Post From My Dad!)

Today’s Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week post comes to you from my dad. He’s the strong-willed dude who held my hand when I was diagnosed with Crohn’s, took me to my very first Remicade appointment (and held my hand when the nurse stabbed me repeatedly trying to find a suitable vein), and answers every single one of […]

When The Person You Love Has Crohn’s Disease (A Guest Post By Brian!)

Today’s Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week post comes to you from Brian, my caterer turned boyfriend turned husband. I asked him if he’d be willing to share what Crohn’s disease is like from his side — because as much as this is my disease, he shares the pain, struggles, and triumphs in his own way. (Translation: […]