Meet Running in Silence author Rachael Steil, who shares her journey through eating disorder recovery with us.
L9P Community Post: Tina Muir By now, many in the running world know my story of amenorrhea recovery. I went from nine years without a single period to…well, what will be ten to eleven years without a period, but in the middle there during the recovery process, something special happened. The first egg my body had … Continue reading How Pregnancy Helps You See The Beauty Inside You
L9P Community Post: Leandra Bitterfield “Holy shit, this is delicious!” No, I’m not eating a thoughtfully prepared plate of food, or even a basket of French fries. There are no white tablecloths, or even forks and knives. In fact, I am at an aid station at mile 15 of a trail marathon, and I am … Continue reading How trail running is helping me recovery from my disordered eating
L9P Community Post: Katie Smith I was nearing the end of my freshman year at Penn State when I lost my period. Although, it would have happened much sooner had it not been for the false hormones my body was getting from birth control pills. My journey to “health” began the previous year as a … Continue reading Denying F.A.T.
My hands slipped on my sweaty quads as the sun dotted the trail through the trees. Mud-stained calves strained on the incline, and not a word was said. Rocks scattered the trail, and as we turned the corner, hoping for a reprieve, an audible sigh was heard behind me. The climb continued. We moved forward — upward — rhythmically, … Continue reading Preparing to Adventure