• Colitis

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    Hi, guys! I hope you are having a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend! As you might remember, I am super into the gut-brain connection stuff lately. I have listened to a bunch of podcasts on the subject, read a ton online, and I am almost finished with 10% Happier, which has already helped me chill out quite a bit with […]



    Good morning! I’ve received a bunch of questions from readers asking about various parts of my marathon training and quite a few of them were related to recovery, so I wanted to share some of the things that I am doing “behind the scenes.” I truly believe that the combination of these things has kept my body […]



    Helloooooo! I feel like I have so much to tell you guys on the colitis front. I almost feel like I am finally starting to figure things out. Well, sort of. I’m still not in total remission, but I’m getting close, and I definitely have a better perspective on the disease. More on this in minute. […]


    Remember how I blogged about Rebecca Zamolo last week? She’s the woman who made a documentary about her experience with Ulcerative Colitis and adjusting to life with an ostomy bag. Well, her publicist contacted me and offered me an interview with her and, of course, I jumped at the chance. Her story resonated with me so […]



    Good morning, friends! Yesterday morning started like a lot of them: Morning baby belly laughs, diaper change, breakfast for the little guy + iced coffee for me, and then breakfast for me while playing with Quinn and watching the news. Our mornings together are one of my most favorite parts of the day. A couple of […]


    I Made It {Remicade Update}

    February 2, 2015


    Hi, friends! We’re getting slammed with snow once again. It started late last night and is rumored to continue into the evening tonight. Boo. Snow. Is it spring yet? Mal had another snow day today, so he kindly drove me to the T this morning. (I’m a freak about driving in the snow and avoid […]


    The Best CrossFit Instagram Accounts

    Hi, guys! I received an email the other day from a reader asking me about my favorite CrossFit blogs and, unfortunately, I don’t follow too many. I follow CrossFit Invictus on Facebook and Juli from PaleOMG, who occasionally posts her workouts, but, other than that, I generally don’t follow too many CrossFit blogs. But, I really […]