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Musings on More

As evidenced by my posts the last few weeks, I went into the More/SHAPE/Fitness/Idontknowwhatelse Half Marathon on Sunday with mixed feelings.  It’s only been a little over a month since my huge PR at the NYC Half, and I raced a solid 4-miler in Central Park last weekend.  1,214 more words


Female Athlete Triad: What You Need to Know

Female Athlete Triad is common in sports like gymnastics, ballet, diving, figure skating, and running.

What is it?

Essentially, low energy availability affects the menstrual status which directly affects bone health. 389 more words

Sport & Exercise Medicine

Physical Perfection

After 17 years in athletics my eyes have been opened to many below the surface issues within the mind of countless female athletes. Until recently the issue of being “fit” as possible has never crossed my mind as a possible disorder. 574 more words


Female Athlete Triad and the Consequences of Sub-optimal Fueling

Can you ever get too much exercise? Is a strict diet and rigid exercise routine ever a bad thing? When does it get to be unhealthy? 718 more words


birth controlled no longer

For many years I have not only struggled with an eating disorder but I have also struggled with amenorrhea. Amenorrhea is the absence of menstruation brought on by low body weight, low body fat, over activity, disordered eating, and sometimes non-functioning hormonal related activities. 778 more words

Nutrition For The Female Athlete: To Win And Avoid Injuries

Poor or sub-optimum nutrition is more common in female athletes than in male athletes. Proper diet is of the utmost importance in order for active individuals to maintain adequate energy during intense bouts of exercise/activity and for recovery afterwards. 1,950 more words

General Health

The truth of this summer’s goals

I never thought this would happen to me. I never thought I would ever train hard enough or be strict enough with my diet, and that that person could be me. 1,032 more words

Balancing Life