Life with ED: As a collegiate athlete

According to a study of Division 1 NCAA athletes, over one-third of female athletes reported attitudes and symptoms placing them at risk for anorexia nervosa. This week, I am excited to introduce our second guest writer on “Life with ED” to show us what life can be like as a college athlete when you throw ED into…

Everything can be better in sandwich form

As a nutrition major in college with classes falling almost always during lunch time I found myself eating in the lecture-hall far more often than not. In that, I wasn’t alone, almost all my classmates ate at least a snack during class. What I was alone in, however, was what I tended to bring: a…

When planning a run, use your resources

“Is it a loop or an out-and-back?” The constant question for any runner when planning a route. If you asked me which one I prefer…it’s a tough call. My answer would likely vary day to day. Are there enough cross streets to form a loop? (Or more likely a strangely shaped polygon.) Do I want…

Life with ED: The dilemma of desserts

Most of us struggle with moderation, especially when it comes to desserts. Whether it’s Thanksgiving, Christmas, your birthday or any of the hundreds of “special days” that seem to have sprung up in the past few years having enough self control to not overdue it at the sweets table is extremely challenging. When you throw…

That unused kitchen appliance

We all have one. Whether it’s stuffed back in a hard-to-reach cabinet or sitting in plain sight on the kitchen counter, it’s there. It could have been a gift, a hand-me-down or even your own purchase, but for some reason it sits unused and almost forgotten. I’m talking about that unused kitchen appliance all of…

When you dreamed you did something

I pressed publish and sat back, looking up at my calendar. March 10th was almost over and it had been a pretty great day. Rock n Roll Half Marathon ✓ Ate a stack of pancakes and a pizza✓ Baked a double-decker, chocolate, peanut butter, pretzel cake ✓ 23 years of life ✓ And now blog post about…

Run conquers Rain

It’s raining. A description of the weather, yes, but the all time best excuse for skipping a run. I can’t count the number of times I have opened my eyes on a Saturday morning only to roll over again when I hear the familiar patter of rain on the roof or decided during a rainy…

Life with ED: The fine line between healthy and disordered

When most people think about eating disorders they think of anorexia nervosa. They think of the girl who is incredibly skinny and always refusing to eat. Occasionally someone might think of bulimia nervosa or binge eating disorder, but it is important to recognize that there are many, many types of disordered eating. For the fifth…

Go to grub

“Are you eating eggs with a salad?” my roommate called up the stairs on Wednesday night. “Yeah…” I said, half laughing, through a mouthful of fried egg on a bagel with the last of my Christmas apple butter, a salad fork in my left hand. “You love eggs,” she said. I paused, swallowed my egg,…

Trails on trails on trails

I used to say I loved running on the roads, and the busy ones were my favorite. The roads that other people complained were too noisy, had too much exhaust and too many stop lights, those were my top picks. Cars rushing by felt like a challenge to go faster, the constant breeze kept the sweat…

Rediscovering a childhood favorite

Do you ever remember something from your childhood and think, did I really do that? Was I really like that? Could that even be true? Whether it’s something you wore, I’m sure we all have horror stories of our kindergarten outfits (turtlenecks galore in my case) or something we did at recess, like convincing everyone…