Part 2 of Lane 9 Project co-founder, Heather Caplan's essay contribution for our August writing prompt, "This is womanhood". “Tell your husband to go to bed and get some sleep. One of you should be rested,” she said. I was in labor, and apparently in labor, you get no rest. Instead, my instructions were to … Continue reading This is (my new) womanhood
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
Would you believe me if I told you you’ll have a little human? Your recovery gives this to you.
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: 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