Asking For Help: Am I Thin Enough?

I never sought help for my eating disorder. I never thought I was never thin enough. Growing up, I was surrounded by thin images, weight loss diets, and Lifetime movies depicting eating disorders. I watched gymnastics, and I remember writing a mini-research report in middle school about a gymnast with an eating disorder. She was … Continue reading Asking For Help: Am I Thin Enough?

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The taper goes both ways

Anyone who has run a marathon, a half marathon, or pretty much any race, has probably tapered. We taper down to an event, running less and slower, so that on race day our legs are fresh and ready to go. After the big day, however, it can seem like you’ve entered into another race — a race … Continue reading The taper goes both ways

What a dog can teach us about self-love and recovery

L9P Community Post: Jacqueline Ballou Erdos Afew months before I was diagnosed with hypothalamic amenorrhea, my husband and I brought home a rescue pup from an adoption event in New York City. We named our then 1-½ -year old Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen mix, Maizie. We didn’t know much about Maizie’s history, but did know … Continue reading What a dog can teach us about self-love and recovery

9 Miles With: Elite Mountain Ultra and Trail Runner and Coach Megan Roche

I was first introduced to Megan Roche while searching for female role models in the trail running community. I’ve turned to Megan’s wisdom, experience, and humor for support and guidance throughout my own recovery and find that her voice (or at least, the voice I heard in podcasts and online videos) is often the one … Continue reading 9 Miles With: Elite Mountain Ultra and Trail Runner and Coach Megan Roche