The pain appeared gradually, barely noticeable at first. In the beginning, it truly was nothing more than a little soreness. Just something requiring a little extra TLC. But the soreness lasted for days, and as the mileage increased, soreness evolved into pain.
L9P Community Member Post: Katie Mulcahy “She gonna be a fat chick, she keep eating all those peanut butter cups.” Spoken by my 15-year-old brother’s friend. I was 7. Peanut butter cups were my favorite. Growing up I was aware of weight, aware that being a “fat chick” was a bad thing. My mom and … Continue reading How long distance running and becoming a mother ended my disordered eating
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
Amenorrhea is, by definition, not normal. It doesn't happen just because you're "active".
For a while, I thought if I stopped running I would gain weight. It wouldn’t be a lot of weight, but some. I would lose my leg strength, and I wouldn’t care if my core was strong. I wouldn’t feel as good. I wouldn’t be as hungry; I would have to decrease my food intake; … Continue reading Why I (Still) Run in Lane 9