Listening to episode 103 of Christy Harrison’s Food Psych Podcast with Gloria Lucas, founder of Nalgona Positivity Pride as I ran on Tuesday, Gloria said something that deeply resonated with me. “I think that’s one of the downfalls about eating disorder media, eating disorder awareness media, is that there’s always a before and after. It’s always portrayed as ‘okay … Continue reading Transparent Healing
The saying goes something like “you gain fitness when you rest,” so athletes are routinely encouraged to rest up. It’s part of your fitness-gaining! Don’t skip it! And don’t wait until you’re injured to rest—it’s part of injury prevention! When I worked with a running coach, my full rest days were few and far between … Continue reading REST for rest’s sake
In a moment shorter than the time it takes me to run a mile, I’ve depleted the runner’s high I’d been riding and let comparison take over. I’ve taken the bait and allowed social media to tell me, despite my abilities, I am not enough.
“Marathon training run: Done! Earned my Christmas feast!” “Out for a run on Christmas Day–miles before meals amiright?!” “Twelve miles on Christmas Day! Time to go enjoy my pecan pie!” -Instagram, (potentially) ruining your holiday relaxation since 2010 I didn’t run twelve miles on that Christmas Day. In fact, I wasn’t able to run any miles. … Continue reading This is what recovery looks like (for us)