Community Essays: On the road…

Essays for our September writing prompt, On the road..., by members of the Lane 9 Project community. To keep up with our next prompt, join our newsletter!  By Stephanie Virbitsky (in collaboration with Kristin Sandreuter). On the road, there is a mutual understanding between all who walk, run, hike, and trudge, that you will be irrevocably changed. It is … Continue reading Community Essays: On the road…

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This relationship doesn’t have to be complicated

My relationship with running mirrors my relationship with my body: a circuitous journey of love, hatred, passion, and distrust. Running has been taken away from me many times — countless bone injuries, some mysterious niggles, and a couple episodes of burnout outline this relationship. This, however, was the first time I’ve made the choice to step away from my running shoes. It wasn’t easy, but it was worth it.

How long distance running and becoming a mother ended my disordered eating

L9P Community Member Post: Katie Mulcahy “She gonna be a fat chick, she keep eating all those peanut butter cups.” Spoken by my 15-year-old brother’s friend. I was 7. Peanut butter cups were my favorite. Growing up I was aware of weight, aware that being a “fat chick” was a bad thing. My mom and … Continue reading How long distance running and becoming a mother ended my disordered eating