Running For A Cause

Running For A Cause
Posted on 10/01/2018
Dr. Regen Race

Running For A Cause

Dr. Regen and family race day

On November 3rd I will be running The Savannah Rock and Roll Half Marathon. This my first half marathon (13.1 miles).  My previous running experience includes two 5Ks and lots of races against my 8 year old son Ben. 

I have always been "athletic" - I played soccer in high school, I attend fitness classes at the gym, do yoga, and enjoy outdoor activities with the family.  But I have never been a runner.  It has always been on my bucket list to run a half marathon, and I am combining this by running with a purpose - I am running with Team Challenge, which is a  fundraising program for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA).  I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease my Freshman year of college.  Luckily I have had wonderful support from family and my medical team, and my Crohn’s disease has not affected how I want to live my life. 

So far I have enjoyed my training program, and surprised myself at the distance and pace I can now run.  I have equipped myself with lots of running gear, and laugh at myself every time I put on my reflective wear for my early morning runs (I am typically scared of the dark, and now three days a week I am out there pre-sunrise getting in my runs). 

I am running to achieve a personal goal, but also in hopes that my effort makes a difference in fighting a disease that affects myself, many of my family members and millions of people worldwide. 


Dr. Amy Regen
Pediatric dentist, Franklin and Needham offices