31 Aug '15, 10pm

One runner shares how anorexia almost ruined her running career and life.

One runner shares how anorexia almost ruined her running career and life.

My collegiate sports career started out in basketball. It was and always will be my first love. However, the transition from high school to college basketball hit me hard. It mimicked the difficulty of the transition from living at home to moving away to college. I soon found myself getting far too comfortable on the bench, and began running as a way to let out the stress of my first semester of college not going the way I had hoped it would. After basketball ended, I decided to ask the track coach if he’d let me join the track team. I soon became the sole female long distance runner on our small team. About a month later, I medaled in our conference’s indoor track championship. It was then I realized I had found where I belonged: in the world of running. That first season of track, I trained alone a lot, and occasionally with the men. I was so naïve to running and to trai...

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