Trigger warning: This article features discussion around eating disorders.
I’d be lying if I said my running journey has an inspiring, feel-good start. In the beginning, my goal wasn’t to move my body more, or improve my cardiovascular fitness, or even reduce my stress levels. The truth is that I was deep into a cycle of disordered eating and compulsive exercise—I knew it burned a lot of calories, plus it was the summer of 2020 and all of my go-to gyms were closed due to the pandemic. So I hit the ground running… quite literally.
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