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This is Part 4 of a Q&A series with leading specialist in eating disorders and sports, Dr. Paula Quatromoni. Click here for all blog posts and Q&As specific to coaches and eating disorders. A coach of an adult, co-ed triathlon team sent out a training guide offering athletes advice on “top 5 ways to become […]

The post When a Coach Suggests Athletes “Drop a Few Pounds” (Q&A with Dr. Paula Quatromoni Part 4) appeared first on Running in Silence.

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I felt extremely honored to be a part of the Grand Rapids, Michigan Better Body Image Conference founded by Bri Goodyear Luginbill and Connie Flachs. They did an outstanding job with the venue, brought in Elena Rossini from FRANCE as the keynote speaker and to show her film The Illusionists later (a MUST-see! It brought me […]

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I’m most inspired by runners who have raced to put their team before themselves. Honestly, that can be so tough when we are so competitive, and especially if we are feeling great physically and just want to CRUSH IT. But I remember all the times I’ve needed assistance in races. And to have a teammate […]

The post International Women’s Day: Using Our Voices, Lifting Each Other Up appeared first on Running in Silence.

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The first time I “got real” was in an email to my mom. “I think I have an eating disorder,” I wrote. In that moment, I recalled the terror and pain of binge eating alone each night. I thought of the race, days prior, where I had revealed my bloated, heavy body for the first […]

The post NEDAW: “Let’s Get Real” with Recovery and the Prevalence of Eating Disorders appeared first on Running in Silence.

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Strong Runner Chicks (SRC) is excited to announce their FIRST retreat in Boulder, Colorado! Megan Flanagan, Co-Founder of SRC, answers questions for more insight into the retreat: 1. How did Strong Runner Chicks begin? SRC began in 2015 during my sophomore year of running in college, after experiencing my own challenges with body image as […]

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I felt blessed and honored to speak to a group of strong young women last week at the MHSAA Women in Sports Leadership Conference. I loved seeing these ladies interested in mental health and asking thoughtful, important questions. And it struck me, looking out into the audience, that these high schoolers are the future of […]

The post MHSAA Women in Sports Leadership Conference: Making Change appeared first on Running in Silence.

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This is Part 3 of the Q&A with leading specialist in eating disorders and sports, Paula Quatromoni. You can also read Part 1 and Part 2 of this series. Q: What can coaches do to build a healthy culture and prevent eating disorders? A: In my opinion, coaches should focus on their education and awareness of […]

The post What Coaches Can Do to Prevent Eating Disorders (Q&A with Paula Quatromoni, Part 3) appeared first on Running in Silence.

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This is Part 2 of a Q&A with leading specialist in eating disorders and sports, Paula Quatromoni. Read Part 1 here. Q: How do you recommend approaching an athlete you think might have an eating disorder? A: Set up a private meeting with the athlete to discuss your concerns. Never, ever, ever do this in public and […]

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Ever since meeting Paula Quatromoni at the Eating Disorders in Sport Conference last August, we have been in constant communication. Paula even had me come speak at Boston University to talk about my eating disorder experience, recovery process, and the …

The post For Coaches, How to Help Athletes with Eating Disorders (Q&A with Paula Quatromoni Part 1) appeared first on Running in Silence.

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I have been watching videos of all of the athletes coming out about the sexual abuse by inmate Larry Nassar. In doing so, I was reminded of the discomfort I had with a massage years ago. What I experienced was …

The post Sexual Abuse, a Massage Therapist, and Breaking the Silence appeared first on Running in Silence.

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