I’m standing with a mic in front of girls age 12 to 23. We’re all here for the same reason: At some point in our lives we felt trapped. Some of us were bullied; some of us struggled with anxiety or depression; some of us had family problems. But one thing is the same for each of us. We never want to return to the dark places we’ve crawled out of, and we never want another woman to go there, either.
Who needs hallucinogens for a trip? Just run a half-marathon.
All jokes aside (I do not endorse hallucinogens or any other drugs), my first half-marathon was nothing short of a mental adventure. Those 13.1 miles were chock-full of contemplation ranging from simple (how badly I needed to study for my biology test; what I was going to eat for lunch after the race) to painstakingly complex (exploring potential career paths; reviewing – from memory – details of graduate programs I’m interested in).
About the F-Word
"Food" is the F-word. And the F-Word blog is all about helping you find your food-life balance. After battling an unhealthy relationship with food and body image for years, I'm dedicated to helping others avoid those misfortunes. Read on for nutrition guidance, lifestyle tips and stories from other bad-ass people who also overcame disordered eating.