Category: Team Challenge

Team Challenge Virtual Turkey Trot

Team Challenge Virtual Turkey Trot

Happy Thanksgiving!!  This morning, I ran a mile for the inaugural Team Challenge Virtual Turkey Trot for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA). CCFA is one of my favorite charities because they support the health of much of my family, so many of my friends, and myself. Because of CCFA’s work, we can…

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Chicago 13.1 Half Marathon

Chicago 13.1 Half Marathon

Last Saturday, I finished my third half marathon and my second race with Team Challenge. Once again, it was tough, but awesome. My alarm went off at 4 am and I felt awful. Usually, even when I’m flaring, I wake up feeling great until breakfast, but Saturday morning I had no desire to eat my…

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Fundraised and Fundraising

Fundraised and Fundraising

My Team Challenge 2014 fundraiser is officially complete! With the help of friends and family, I raised $3,063 for Team Challenge for Crohn’s and Colitis. That’s $3,063 closer to cures for Crohn’s and colitis. Let’s recap how we got here: 26 individual donors donated a total of $1308.30, an average donation of $50. Run Gutsy…

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Flat Running Buddy # 3: The May Family

Flat Running Buddy # 3: The May Family

As part of my fundraiser and half marathon training for Team Challenge for Crohn’s and Colitis, I’m creating Flat Running Buddies. What’s a Flat Running Buddy? It’s kind of like a Flat Stanley. You send me your picture, I go running with flat you, and then I post the story of our run here on…

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Team Challenge Season Two is Almost Over

Team Challenge Season Two is Almost Over

With just three weeks to go before the Team Challenge race in Chicago, I’m starting to get excited. This morning, I went on my final training run with my local teammates before the race. We ran in South Park and they pushed me to run without walk breaks for my longest running-only stretch ever: 55…

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Flat Running Buddy #2: Dad

Flat Running Buddy #2: Dad

As part of my fundraiser and half marathon training for Team Challenge for Crohn’s and Colitis, I’m creating Flat Running Buddies. What’s a Flat Running Buddy? It’s kind of like a Flat Stanley. You send me your picture, I go running with flat you, and then I post the story of our run here on…

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How I Donate to Team Challenge

How I Donate to Team Challenge

Since I am often asking YOU to donate to Team Challenge for Crohn’s and Colitis, I thought I would take today to tell you how I donate to Team Challenge. I send my hard-earned dollars to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America too, because I really do believe in the work CCFA does. CCFA…

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