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Visiting Suzy Favor Hamilton: California Part II

Half the time in California was spent with Suzy, including a gorgeous bike ride along the coast to Venice beach, and two hot yoga classes (“This is my community!” Suzy said). The other half of my time was spent walking by … Continue reading

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Weight Loss & Running Faster: Beyond Fuel

 “But Rachael, you need fuel to run well.” “Your body is a machine. You are the driver. The body needs fuel and maintenance.” “If you burn it, it really does not matter what you put in the furnace.” I can’t … Continue reading

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Thin Enough? The Athlete’s Dangerous Secret

Following up on the recent bravery of Michigan State University standout runner Rachele Schulist, I want to share my story too, because I think it’s important for all of us who’ve dealt with body image issues to speak up– and … Continue reading

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Embracing Emotion

“I am thawing.” These are the final words in Laurie Halse Anderson’s book Wintergirls. Mind you, it’s a triggering eating disorder novel for those with eating disorders, but that’s probably because it’s one of the most accurate, artistic portrayals of what it’s … Continue reading

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Finding Peace

There was a point in my life where I–and I’m sure many of us–experienced that mind-numbing, heavy walk through each day; where we could not find the energy to speak to our friends and family; where we had lost ourselves so deeply … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Lize Brittin’s Journey Part 2

(See Part 1 of Lize Brittin’s journey here). After 20 years of struggling, my life started to feel different. Over time, I was able to find joy again. I could run again without having to force myself to be at … Continue reading

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Book Review: She Was Once a Runner

I came across the book She Was Once A Runner about half a year ago and recently read it a second time. This memoir, written by an anonymous author, details a collegiate woman’s experience during her sophomore year on a Division … Continue reading

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Doesn’t Every Woman Have An Eating Disorder?

It’s amazing how many of us are obsessed about our weight. This does not, of course, exclude men (men getting eating disorders, too), but it seems typical, almost normal, to see nearly every woman out there on a diet, attempting … Continue reading

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The Power of Fear

Q: Even though running was your primary goal, when it became evident that the diet was detrimental to running it still pulled you back in. Why do you think it still gripped you even when you knew it wasn’t the … Continue reading

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Why Did You Do It? The Raw Truth

I wanted to start answering questions posed in the comments section a while back. Please feel free to ask more questions if any come up. One of the biggest questions asked was why I felt the need to do the raw … Continue reading

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