It wasn’t too long ago, but a super cool guy named Dan from Northern England replied to a “tweet” that I sent out asking if anybody would like to take me up on a physical challenge. I’d never met/heard/ or knew anything about Dan before, but for some crazy reason he replied and suggested we do a virtual “Pull Up Match”. That was about 4 weeks ago, and that’s when the “Colitis Pull Up Challenge” was born.
The idea was simple: each of us try for as many pullups by the end of the month of February, and video record what we come up with to share with each other and everyone else. Thanks to some webcams and camcorders, we both were able to prove that some crazy guys with colitis can still have some fun and get some good workouts in too. It’s pretty hard to declare a winner, but I would like to say that for sure “Dan is the Man!” He’s a super positive guy, and I’m sure he’ll beat his current flare up real soon and get on with the rest of his life.
For anybody who would like to participate moving forward, feel free to shot some video cranking out some pullups. I don’t see any reason why we can’t continue this moving forward. Who knows, maybe we’ll have a whole bunch of different UC’ers cranking out pullups someday. Who knows, maybe someone here can bang out 20 in a row…That’s my goal.
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For me, it was a very rough start with severe symptoms. Getting bounced from medication to medication was not easy or too helpful. But, I did meet another UC’er, changes several parts of my diet, and of course the rest is history.
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