How trail running is helping me recovery from my disordered eating

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

The Ticking Clock

L9P Community Post: Nancy Carlson As runners, we know all about watching the clock. You know the pace you must run to crack that half-marathon barrier and how much disappointment you feel when your stopwatch records the extra few seconds you were hoping to shave off. As a woman, I am also regularly reminded about … Continue reading The Ticking Clock

When What’s “Healthy” Isn’t Healthy At All

L9P Community Post: Grace Jemison I’ve always been good at being “good.” I enjoyed talking with adults when I was a child. I wanted to read chapter books by the time I was four. I was the star of the kindergarten plays. By the time one hits middle school, expectations are set about what it … Continue reading When What’s “Healthy” Isn’t Healthy At All

Transparent Healing

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

Constantly Sidelined: The Truth About Why I Got 6 Bone Injuries Within 4 Years

L9P Community and Ambassador Post: Sara Scinto It’s time to talk about it. That’s what I thought after reading many honest and close-to-home stories about the female athlete triad recently popping up within the running community. I’m writing this in the midst of finishing my first year of graduate school when I should be working … Continue reading Constantly Sidelined: The Truth About Why I Got 6 Bone Injuries Within 4 Years