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1 Megan March 7, 2013 at 2:38 pm

Hello,
I recently discovered your blog and I want to express my appreciation for your posts on body image and disordered eating with running. I’m eighteen, and have been a runner since I was twelve years old. I’ve struggled with body image for about just as long. I became underweight my junior year of high school, and had my fastest cross country season at the beginning of senior year. Despite this, I was an absolute wreck mentally, and constantly obsessing over food. It was a terrible way to live. The misconception that the more weight you lose the faster you run is one that fascinates me. Hearing you speak about your own struggles with this reminds me that running is about fitness, not weight. I have gained a lot of weight this winter, and often have to convince myself not to start restricting again. It’s helpful to read about successful runners like you who are positively battling these same issues. Your posts are extremely well written, and I will continue to follow you. Thanks for being an inspiration!

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2 Kristy Butler May 8, 2013 at 5:37 pm

Elizabeth,

I stumbled across your blog and I have poked around a bit. I just read the bit your husband wrote about when you were in treatment. Wow. It was so eloquent and real. I was with you there at ERC two years ago. I didn’t know you well. I do know it was really hard for you. Your husband was so right, treatment is the most difficult journey. I think about it a lot. I think about what I was like and who I was when I was there. I think about the people I met there. I have thought about you and the others. I feel I made judgements I am not proud of. They were all really just judgments of myself. I am a mother too. I left my kids. I couldn’t stop my own self destructive behavior even for them. I do not like to think about these things, but all of this processing has helped me learn and grow as a person. I am so proud of you. You are so brave and amazing to share your story. I am honored to have met you, even if they were not in the most pleasant circumstances. I wish I were able to know you better at the time, but we were all going through so much. Throw a bunch of people struggling together and what a mess it can make! Anyway, I wanted to let you know that I am sorry for who I was in treatment. I feel I am on my way to a more loving, caring, compassionate person. Congratulations to you, your husband and your beautiful boy!

Always,

-Kristy

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3 Monique October 9, 2013 at 11:55 pm

Thank you so much to both of you for sharing your perspectives on the eating disorder and the recovery process. This hits close to home for me and I cannot thank you enough for letting us into the personal struggles that you both have had.
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4 Patike March 12, 2014 at 6:40 am

Wow, great blog, honest..and written with passion. Thanks!

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