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, […]

Zero Week: Eight Days Not On The Run

Greetings from my office for the morning! It’s my second time getting my Remicade infusion at Mount Sinai and I’ve already got the Benadryl in me. These next few hours with the IV should be a sleepy breeze. My plan was to wake up this morning and run before I came to the hospital, but […]

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. […]

Dr. Wonderful

The post title says it all, right? I obviously hate my new doctor. False! Lies! I adore him. After a few extra-frustrating days, I really needed a pick-me-up last night. I had booked this appointment with a new GI doctor nearly a month in advance, and I was looking forward to it with exceptionally high […]

I Want To Know What It’s Like

I want to wake up in the morning, and I want to just run. I don’t want to spend an hour in the bathroom first. I don’t want to plan my route based on where I can find an open public restroom at 5:30 AM. I want to read my training plan and know I […]

A Few Things You Should Know About Crohn’s Disease

Look, I’m just as tired of writing about being sick as you probably are of reading about it. That grammar felt wrong. My brain hurts. I’m sorry. Let me take this time to show you how huge Tyler is: I gave him that outfit. It has a monkey face on the butt. Anyway. I don’t […]

The Break I Needed

Was yesterday my Dream Day? Well, that depends how you define “Dream Day.” If your Dream Day includes being super healthy, eating wholesome, nutritious foods, spending quality time with your family and going for a luxuriously long run, then no, yesterday was not that day. However, if your Dream Day includes taking a crucial step […]

Thankful Things Thursday: Happy Thoughts On A Rainy Day

I currently look like I got kicked, punched and then tossed underneath a rapidly flowing waterfall. When it rains in New York City, people get aggressive. The Upper East Side was like a war zone this morning. People get all crazy with their umbrellas and just when you think you’ve found a safe opening on […]

Three In A Row

This morning I ran five perfect miles. The miles weren’t particularly speedy. It was a recovery run of sorts, and I averaged a 9:20 pace. The weather was nothing special, either. It wasn’t raining, but it wasn’t sunny, and the sky was dark from start to finish. There was no wild energy in Central Park. […]