For recovery, I took a break from running

L9P Community Post: Kathleen Hernder, RD My story with running is a bit of a complicated one. If you were to ask me about running ten years ago when I started, I would have told you I ran because it made me feel good. That’s true now. But, I started running in University because I … Continue reading For recovery, I took a break from running

A Dietitian’s Truth: Diet Culture Leads to Disordered Eating

L9P Community and Ambassador Post: Hannah Meier When I first heard of the Lane 9 Project community through Heather—whom I met when searching for a running coach to help me train for my first marathon—it felt like I found my people. For years I have yearned for a platform to share what I’ve learned about myself and … Continue reading A Dietitian’s Truth: Diet Culture Leads to Disordered Eating

Do you have an eating disorder?

Then: I wouldn’t call it an eating disorder (ED). I called it disordered eating (yes, that’s different) and acknowledged that it wasn’t normal to not have a period. I didn’t want to consult a registered dietitian or a therapist. In my mind, there was nothing to diagnose, therefore nothing to cure. I just needed to … Continue reading Do you have an eating disorder?

What are you running from?

L9P Community Post: Katy Harrison I didn’t always have an eating disorder. Once upon a time, I was a carefree kid with no hang up about food and genuine pride in my ability to eat numerous tacos. Now, I’m in the thick of recovery and working back to explore when and why I started running from … Continue reading What are you running from?

How recovery can start with one 5K run

This is Lane 9 Project’s first anonymous essay contribution. We know that recovery looks and feels different for each of us, and words can be powerful healers. So we welcome all forms of expression, story-telling, and connecting. If you want to share, anonymously or otherwise, we want to help. Ugly, unwanted, different, boring. These negative ruminations plagued my consciousness throughout … Continue reading How recovery can start with one 5K run