Crohn’s Disease Q&A

Crohn's Disease Q&A

This post is sponsored by Project Baseline. As always, I write what I truly believe in and stand behind, whether I’m paid for it or not. But you knew that already! The last time we shared some Crohn’s talk here, I decided to get a little bit preachy, and talked about why it’s important to […]

3 Things I’ve Learned in my 28 Years with Crohn’s Disease

Project Baseline

This post is sponsored by Verily. As always, I write what I truly believe in and stand behind, whether I’m paid for it or not. But you knew that already! I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease when I was 7 years old. At the time, I had no idea what that meant — and neither […]

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 […]

Now What?

Thank you all so much for the incredibly kind and supportive comments about my decision to run the marathon. You make me so very happy. The internet has been an especially tough place lately, but this little corner of it [almost] always makes me feel better about things. So thank you for your love, your […]

The 26.2 Million Dollar Question

Am I running the New York City Marathon on November 6? I’m getting that question an awful lot lately! And in short, I don’t know. I hope so. I really want the answer to be yes, and in my mind, yes, I am still running the marathon. That’s always been the plan, and I haven’t […]

New York City Marathon Training: Week 14

LAST WEEK WAS AWESOME. Warning: This post contains an excess of exclamation points. I’ll have an update tomorrow about all-things-Crohn’s and where they stand, but I am going to insist that getting out for a run last weekend is what put me on the road to recovery. At that point, I hadn’t started on any medication and […]

New York City Marathon Training: Week 13

I thought I was done with my training recaps since, let’s be honest, am I really “training” right now? But this week had some little victorious and big breakthroughs, and I wanted to document them! This week marked my return to running and, more excitingly, my return to outdoor running! I’ve spent so little time […]

New York City Marathon Training: Weeks 10 & 11

My first zero-mile weeks. The past two weeks have been rough — on the marathon training front and beyond. Weeks 10 and 11 of New York City Marathon training should’ve been my highest-mileage weeks thus far, but instead I didn’t run a single mile. Not only that, but I didn’t do much of anything. My Crohn’s continues to […]

New York City Marathon Training: Week 9

Well. Things aren’t going so great around here. I’m still sick. This was the first week that I really couldn’t run and that my mileage really fell apart. And on top of the stomach stuff, which has gotten progressively worse, plus the fact that I’m so tired I can barely see what I’m typing right now, I’ve […]

New York City Marathon Training: Week 7

Going into marathon training, I knew there were two things that could derail even my best efforts at training and racing: an injury or a Crohn’s flare. I am extremely un-thrilled to report that the latter decided to show up during Week 7 of training which, subsequently, became my worst week of training thus far. I […]