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.┬áCars 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…

Life with ED: Dating when ED’s the third wheel

We walked into the restaurant, bundled up in our winter coats, hats and gloves, standing a little awkwardly apart from each other, it was our first official date after all. “Table for two,” I said to the hostess. She led us to a square table right in the middle of the room, introducing us to…

Learning to navigate the cafeteria

Everyone has strengths and weaknesses. Some people are really good at typing, and others still use two fingers. Some people are really good at drawing, and others wish they were back in kindergarten where every scribble is a masterpiece. Some people have a hard time identifying their strengths and weakness…but for me, at least one…

Driving into the new year with goals, not resolutions

Hey there! Did you miss me? Despite my 16 day hiatus from blogging, I’m not done, not even close (in fact expect at least one post mosts week for the coming year…it’s a goal of mine), but everyone needs a break sometimes, even from their favorite part of the week…yes, mine is blogging. But break’s…

When you can’t join the run streak

For everyone out there (like me) who follows Runner’s World on nearly every social media platform, you’re probably well aware of their #RWRunStreak. If you don’t or aren’t, here’s the short version… Runner’s World encourages everyone to run at least one mile each day between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. This year that is 40…

Life with ED: I’m too fat for that

“Excuse me, are you in line?” a soft voice asked from just over my shoulder. “Uh, yes” I said, nearly jumping back on to the man in fear. I was so confused. Of course I was in line, I thought. Here I was standing behind the current person picking up their prescription at CVS, what…

There’s nothing quite like a cookie on your doorstep

Lustig, lustig tra la la la la hoit est Niklas namen tag! Don’t quote me on that German, but happy Saint Nicholas Day! Unlike every other child on my street or in my classes growing up, December 6th was always met with anticipation and excitement each year. It was far more than just another day…

The post Thanksgiving pumpkin

One week after my marathon (which I did indeed finish despite my right hip and the aggressive 30+mph winds) and three days post Thanksgiving I returned to Maryland to find the exact opposite of what I had just left behind.┬áThere was scarcely any food in my refrigerator, nobody was home and the whole house was…

Taper? Or fall off a cliff? Conquering the doubt before race time.

With three days until the Philadelphia marathon the nerves have begun to set in for the over 30,000 runners preparing for the weekends three races (or at least they have for me). Everyone is continually asking: “Do you feel ready?”, “Are you excited?”, “Do you have a goal?” “What are you wearing?” My answers…I did,…