When you listen to your body

L9P Community and Ambassador Post: Sara Scinto I had just passed the 20 mile mark of my first marathon, the longest I had ever run; I was suddenly overcome with emotion as I realized I had not one hint of bone pain. I didn’t even wear shin sleeves for the race, which had become a … Continue reading When you listen to your body

Worthwhile, whatever shape you are

L9P Community Post: Julia Werth I sat nervously on the edge of a hospital bed, hands tucked under my thighs, lips pressed together, swinging my feet back and forth, hoping. Please say it isn’t broken. Please, please, please. It was my first week of college and instead of getting comfortable with the enormous library (or … Continue reading Worthwhile, whatever shape you are

Running with PCOS

L9P Community Post: Anoush Rose I can’t remember a time where I was unaware of my size. I grew up in a family of very small women, and I distinctly remember going from a size double 0 at Limited Too to having bigger curves than any girl in my grade by age 13. I started sneaking … Continue reading Running with PCOS

Enough

L9P Community Post: Mary Johnson The pressure was constant. It started in kindergarten: You’re not mature enough to do reading class with the first graders. Then 2nd grade: You’ll be a camel in the nativity play because you’re not small enough to be an angel. 5th grade: You’re not cool enough to play with us. … Continue reading Enough