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 […]

Ali on the Run Show Episode 26: My Running Story

The Ali on the Run Show Episode 26 Listen on iTunes I SoundCloud I Overcast I Stitcher I Google Play I never expected to be a runner — and I certainly never expected running to be something I actually enjoy. On this episode, I take a run back in time (too cheesy?) to share how […]

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, […]

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 […]

My New York City Marathon Playlist

Hey storm troopers! In true “the week before the New York  City Marathon” fashion (remember the freak Halloween Snowtober thing last year?), there’s a heck of a storm blazing through the area. Hurricane Sandy is here, and she’s crazy! But while the sideways rain and “don’t go up to your roof to watch or I’ll […]

Thankful Things Thursday: It’s Been A While

Somewhere in between the madness of traveling, working and more working, I’ve seriously neglected the Thankful Things Thursday tradition. But the “holiday” lives on! And today I’m back with plenty of things to be grateful for. So without any pithy stories, let’s get on with it. I’m thankful this marathon taper isn’t making me crazy. […]

A Bonus Piece Of Thankful

A bonus piece of thankful? For the love of grammar, that is awful and makes no sense. But it’s Friday, and it’s my first official Summer Friday (my office closes at 1 PM on Fridays between July 4th and Labor Day), so I won’t let disastrous partial sentences bring me down! While I like to […]