I’m abusing the power of the pen in this post…

Last week’s CrossFit post inspired the athlete in me, so I joined a team and registered for the mid-Atlantic Tough Mudder in Virginia. The thought of running a ten-mile obstacle course complete with fire and 10,000 volt wires was just too much to resist. I still plan on using the IBD-friendly CrossFit model to train for it. I’ll let you know how it goes. Read the rest of this entry

In December, 2010, I did my first marathon—through the woods, in 5” of fresh snow. It was my first competition while I had active colitis. I’ve rarely felt so alive.

After the marathon, I dedicated myself to do a 50k trail race in the end of March, 2011, in the mountains outside of Charlottesville, VA. Check out the course map, and the course elevation profile. I’ve never been one for moderation. Read the rest of this entry